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Quinoa-Kale Veggie Burgers   
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Your family is going to flip for these incredibly tasty veggie burgers. They’re packed with some of our favorite ingredients: quinoa, chock-full of anti-inflammatory phytonutrients; beans, rich in protein and cholesterol-lowering fiber; and fresh veggies like kale, mushrooms and tomatoes, all sources of health-boosting vitamins and minerals. The end result: A burger that’s satisfying, nutritious and truly delicious!

Developed by Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness

Yield: 4 Servings
15-ounce can (no salt) cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup cooked quinoa
2 cups roughly chopped kale leaves
1 cup grated carrot
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
2 medium shitake mushrooms, caps sliced; stems discarded
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons Sriracha hot sauce
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
8 leaves butter lettuce
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
4 whole grain buns
In a food processor, combine the beans, quinoa, kale, carrot, sunflower seeds, mushrooms, lemon juice, Sriracha, sesame oil, and salt. Pulse just a few times, until the mixture is finely chopped and holds together, but isn’t completely smooth.

Divide the mixture into 4 even portions and then shape into ½-inch thick patties. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the patties and cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

The final (and fun!) step: Build your burgers with the buns, lettuce and sliced tomatoes.
Nutrition Info Per Serving: (1 burger) 460 calories, 11 g total fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 18 g protein, 75 g carbohydrate, 13 g dietary fiber, 9 g sugar, 0 mg cholesterol, 440 mg sodium
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