Here is a unification of two of my favorite earthly things: buffalo wing sauce and burgers. Hearty, spicy and satisfying, these burgers are as filling as they are tasty. Serve them alongside some sweet potato fries and you truly have a match made in heaven.

Spicy Buffalo Quinoa Burgers [Vegan]

Serves

4-5

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 tin of butter beans, drained and mashed
  • 1/2 a yellow bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 shallots, finely diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup porridge oats
  • 1 Tbsp flax meal
  • 1/3 cup buffalo wing hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp. chopped oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • Burger buns, salad and condiments, to serve, plus LOADS of extra buffalo sauce
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Preparation

  1. Place the quinoa in a pot of water and simmer for about 20 minutes or according to packet instructions.
  2. In the meantime, whisk the flax meal in a small bowl with the hot sauce and leave to stand.
  3. In a baking bowl, mash the butter beans until they are just about broken down and still a little chunky.
  4. Place the oats in a food processor and pulse a few times to make a coarse flour.
  5. Chop the vegetables and add to the bowl of mashed beans along with the herbs, salt and pepper and flax seed/hot sauce. Once the quinoa is cooked and cooled down a little, stir into the mixture until everything is incorporated.
  6. Divide the mixture into 4 or 5 balls and squash into patty shapes. Place on a baking sheet and cook in the oven for 30 minutes at 400ºF/200ºC/Gas mark 6, flipping over after 15 minutes.
  7. Serve the burgers on fresh buns with your favourite toppings (I used guac, salad, hot sauce and sweet potato fries).
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Notes

Make sure to check the ingredients on your hot sauce to ensure your brand is gluten-free, as well as choosing buns and oats that are certified gluten-free as well if that is a concern.

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