About Kirby's Healthy Cooking

Welcome! My name is Kirby Miller and I am a home chef, self taught cook, lover of reading food blogs and cookbooks, teacher of in home healthy cooking classes, and a writer of my own healthy recipes. Along with this I am also a wife to a wonderful husband, a mom of two dogs, and a Kindergarten teacher!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Veggie Burgers

Veggie Burgers 

Servings: 4
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped spinach or kale
½ cup scallions
2 garlic cloves – minced
¼ cup yellow onion- chopped
1 large egg
3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Cooking spray
salt and pepper


Cook you quinoa according to package directions. While the quinoa is cooking,  heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add the onions and cook for 5 minutes on medium low. Add the garlic and cook for 2 more minutes. Stir in the chopped carrots and let cook for about 2.

In a large bowl, mix the quinoa, cooked vegetables, chopped spinach or other green, scallions, flour, egg, and salt and pepper. 

Cover a dish with wax paper. Form 4 patties with the mixture and place on wax paper. Put the patties in the freezer for 10-12 minutes (until firm).

 Spray a large skillet with cooking spray (or can use olive oil). Heat on medium. Place the burgers on the skillet. Let cook for 4 minutes and flip over. Let other side cook for 4-5 minutes.


Serve on toasted hamburger bun, pita bread, or salad. It also goes well with tzatziki sauce, ranch, or ketchup. 

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