Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Tricolore Quinoa and haggis burgers.

I was reading Claire's blog this morning and saw her post on Middle Eastern Lamb and Quinoa Patties and thought what a brilliant way of using an ingredient as healthy as Quinoa.

the cooked quinoa
 Quinoa is a little plant seed that has properties and uses similar to larger cereal crops. This packet contains three types of quinoa: red, white and black. There are no colourings or additives in this product, just 100% quinoa grain.Quinoa is naturally gluten free and a good source of protein. It can be used to bulk out soups and stews as well as being used instead of rice and cous cous. 
A good source of Iron, Calcium, Magnesium and Phosphorus. 

So expanding on Claire's idea I decided to make;

                                Tricolore Quinoa and haggis burgers.

cold haggis

1/2 cup tricolore quinoa
1 small onion
a haggis
1 egg whisked

uncooked burgers
1. Bring 1/2 cup tricolore quinoa and 1 cup water to the boil and cook for ten mins. Remove from the heat and leave to stand for approx ten mins.
2. finely chop an onion
3. mix the quinoa and chopped onion through the haggis, add the egg.
4) shape into burgers and cook for 10-12 mins at 180 oC

served with mash and turnip

We served this with a potato and sweet potato mash with mashed turnip.

This is my entry into the Morphy Richards  competition being run over on foodies 100

 What we need are some good hearty recipes that are healthy too. Our latest competition with our friends at Morphy Richards is calling out for your delicious recipe recommendations that have a healthy twist. Maybe it’s a simple switch from ordinary potato to sweet potato? Or cooking a leaner cut of meat in your trusty slow cooker? The more creative the better! We want to hear about your best recipes (that have a healthy twist) and if you impress the judges with them, you could be in with the chance of winning an Intellisteam Compact from Morphy Richards.

I am adding this to Cass at Frugal families new linky, why don't you go check out the others?


  1. How fabulous and what a brilliant adaptation x

  2. Ooh I've never tried cooking with Quinoa before - I'll have to try and get my hands on some and have a try.

    Thanks for linking up last week to #CookitBlog it.

    Sorry for the delay in commenting on your recipe - Emma was in hospital and I was waiting until the linky closed today to pop round all last weeks entries x x

  3. ooh do you cook with quinoa a lot? I'm not sure if I'd have the guts to try haggis or not - would this recipe work with mince instead? Thankyou for linking up to #CookitBlogit xx

  4. yes it will work jut the same with the mince. it can boost the nutritional content of any food. you dont taste it, it works as a bulker.


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