We have been grilling so much already this year with the beautiful weather. Here's another idea for decreasing meat in your diet...I named them "Crunchy Grilled Burgers" because the quinoa blended with the meat is really tasty and crunchy from the grill. I hope you enjoy them as much as my family and I do!
1 pound ground beef
2 cups cooked quinoa (or 1 cup dry quinoa if it's uncooked)
1 packet Lipton dry Onion Soup mix
Burger fixings (bun, ketchup, mustard, cheese, etc)
If the quinoa is not cooked yet, cook it according to the package directions and let it cool a bit. Then in a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients above...it might feel gross but mixing with your hands really is the best way to incorporate everything well enough so the burgers hold together while grilling (this recipe makes about 8 medium-sized burgers). When you are grilling them, don't move them or check on them too often because they will fall apart. If you leave them alone (flip them once) they should hold together very well.