If you are unfamiliar with Quinoa, you need to search it out. It is an amazing grain that is incredibly high in protein. We love these burgers and they are so cheap to make. I do buy my quinoa in bulk, so that makes it less expensive. I have seen it available in my local grocery store.
Rinse and then soak overnight:
1 ½ cups quinoa
enough water to more than cover
Saute in oil until tender:
1 onion chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Add and bring to a simmer and cook for approximately 15 minutes.
½ t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
2 ½ cups chicken broth (homemade is best, can also use beef)
rinsed and drained quinoa
(You do need to let this cool a little. I spread it out on a baking pan so I don't burn my hands and cook the eggs!)
Once cool enough
1 cup oat flour or whole wheat flour
4 eggs, beaten
Mix this well, but not too much that it gets gummy. Heat a tablespoon or two of oil in a skillet. Oil hands and form into 3 inch patties. This seems too loose, but it is not, they firm up when they fry.
Serve on homemade whole wheat buns with your favorite toppings! High protein, delicious and frugal!
The estimated cost of this meal:
Quinoa burgers approximate cost is $3.00
Oven Fried Potatoes: $1.25
Salad: $2.50 ish
This is estimated high, so it is probably actually less. I like to error on the safe side.
This recipe fed our family of 10 with a few burgers leftover. So, $6.25 for our whole family!! That's a little more than one 'horrible for you Value Meal' at your local burger joint!
This recipe is adapted from the cookbook "Healthy Recipes from the Heart of our Homes" by Phyllis and Shirley, available at http://www.breadbakingsupplies.com/.
This is part of Frugal Friday at Biblical Womanhood.