Matti P’s Ultimate Veggie Burgers

Here’s one for meat free Monday. You can even make these bad boys ahead on a Sunday, ready to bake to perfection come Monday evening. These aren’t just any veggie burgers, no. They are Matti P’s ultimate veggie burgers. Healthy, easy and hella satisfying. This recipe makes 6 burgers, and takes about 50 mins to prep and cook. Once cooked, they will keep well in the fridge for a couple of days – and they make a great addition to a salad if you wanted to save one for work in the week. You can add more or less fresh chilli, depending on how spicy you like it…

What you need:

  • 2 and a half cups of Quinoa (cooked and cooled)
  • 3 spring onions
  • 3 sticks of asparagus
  • half a red chilli
  • one third of a courgette
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 jar of Aldi’s Tomato and Mascarpone stir-in sauce
  • olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder (Matti notes, NOT garlic salt)
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 50 g cheddar cheese, whichever variety you prefer, grated
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato purée
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper for seasoning

What to do:

  • Cook the quinoa and leave to fully cool
  • Cut the spinach as fine as possible and add to a large mixing bowl
  • Slice the other veg as fine as possible, mix together whilst chopping, then add to the mixing bowlveggie burg
  • Add in the garlic powder and paprika
  • Add the jar of tomato and mascarpone sauce. Grind in some salt and pepper to taste – Matti notes ‘don’t go overboard on the seasoning!’
  • Add the grated cheddar cheese to the bowl, as well as the tomato purée
  • Prepare a baking tray by lightly brushing it with oil, then add the quinoa to the mixing bowl
  • Combine all ingredients in the mixing bowl together thoroughly using your handsveggie burg 3
  • Once thoroughly mixed, split and compact the mixture into burger shaped patties – how many or how big is up to you. Matti likes his big, so he got 5 out of this mixture – but it makes up to 6!veggie burg 4
  • Place the patties onto the baking tray, and cook at 180 degrees for 35mins in the centre of the oven
  • Cook until golden brown
  • Enjoy on a flatbread with fresh salad and grilled halloumi!

Hope you enjoy this one, Sophie -x-

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