Quinoa Cowboy Veggie Burgers
October 6, 2014—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
With a little bit of Andean ingenuity and a smidge of creative license borrowed from the American west, we've come up with an original—and delicious!—take on the near-ubiquitous "veggie burger". In the interest of full disclosure, we're compelled to reveal that the true inspiration for Trader Joe's Quinoa Cowboy Veggie Burgers sprung from two of our favorite products: Tri Color Quinoa and Cowboy Caviar Salsa. These burgers are, more or less, a blend of the two.
With multi-hued quinoa (red, white, and black) setting the stage, black beans, corn, red peppers, and plenty of seasonings are blended together and formed into a burger patty. They cook up to a captivatingly chewy consistency, with just the right amount of crunch on the outside (not so crunchy if you cook them in the microwave). They work on a bun, like any other burger—ratchet up their Southwestern vibe with the addition of sliced avocado and salsa instead of the usual pickles and ketchup. Break them up into salads—a simple dressing of salsa verde will do the trick here. Or just serve with a knife and fork and your favorite fixin's.
We’re selling Quinoa Cowboy Veggie Burgers in a 12 ounce package of four burgers for $3.69, every day. You’ll find them in our freezers.