Quinoa Cheddar Sliders

Ingredients: Makes 6 servings


9 oz Cannellini Beans, dry
3 3/4 oz Red Quinoa, dry
1 3/4 cup Water
1/4 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
1 each Egg
1 1/2 tsp Garlic, minced
1 tsp Chipotle Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
3/4 tsp Black Pepper
3/4 cup Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1 TBSP Chives, chopped
1 1/2 tsp Lime Juice
as needed Cooking Spray
12 each Slider Bun
12 leaves Romaine Lettuce
12 slices Tomato


  1. Cook cannellini beans in boiling water until very soft. Puree in a food processor until beans have a mealy texture. Set aside. NOTE: Canned beans can be used in place of dried; look for ‘low sodium’ or ‘no salt added’ varieties.
  2. In a pot, combine quinoa and water. Bring water to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover pot and cook until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed. Chill and reserve.
  3. In a bowl, combine cooked quinoa, cannellini puree, breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, chipotle powder, salt, pepper, cheddar cheese, chives, and lime juice. Portion mixture into 2 oz patties. Refrigerate or freeze patties to firm.
  4. Heat a sauté pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray. Cook burgers to desired doneness. Serve each burger on a slider bun with lettuce and tomato.

Serving size:
2 sliders each;  Makes: 6 servings

Nutritional Information: 
Nutrition Info (2 sliders): Cal: 410, Total Fat: 10g, Sat Fat: 4g, Sodium: 570mg, Carbs: 62g, Protein: 19g, Sugar: 7g, Fiber: 6g

Recipe Source:
Recipe provided by FLIK Hospitality Group leaving site icon