Beef & Grain Burger
  • 25 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings.
  • Burger

Beef and Grain Burgers

Quinoa adds texture and earthiness to this lean beef burger. Made in a similar way to meatloaf, this patty substitutes an ancient grain for bread crumbs.


  • 1 pound Ground Beef (93% or leaner)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon Montreal steak seasoning
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • Sliced tomatoes and lettuce


  1. Combine ground beef, quinoa, egg and Montreal steak seasoning in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly.  Lightly shape into four 1/2-inch patties.

  2. Place patties in center of grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered, 8 to 10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 7 to 9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. Place burgers on bottom halves of buns; top with tomato slices and lettuce.  Close sandwiches.

    Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef.  Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F.  Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness. 

    These burgers may be served on bed of fresh mixed greens drizzled with vinaigrette.