Grill Ready Veggie Burgers

Make a double batch of these mouth-watering burgers because they go quickly!
6-8 Veggie Burgers
  • 4-ounces dry rigatoni
  • Water
  • ½ cup red quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 Tablespoon imitation chicken broth powder
  • 3½ teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • 9 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups cooked white or garbanzo beans, or 1 (15-ounce) can white or garbanzo beans, rinsed and thoroughly dried
  • ½ cup steamed broccoli florets
  • ¼ cup grated green cabbage
  • 3 Tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato sauce, marinara or BBQ sauce (such as our Pineapple & Honey BBQ Sauce )
  • ¼ cup crumbled black olives
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan or Monterey jack cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon Spike seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Bring a large pot of well-salted water to a rolling boil. Toss in rigatoni and cook 19 minutes, or until very soft. Drain and rinse. Measure out 1½ cups tightly packed rigatoni and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, add quinoa to a small sauce pan with ½ cup water and imitation chicken broth powder. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer 12-15 minutes or until slightly undercooked. Quinoa should still be a little crunchy. Drain and set aside.
  4. Heat 1½ teaspoons olive oil in a small sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook 1 minute. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Set aside.
  5. Process rigatoni and beans in a food processor until mostly smooth. A few little chunks are fine.
  6. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and stir in quinoa, onion sauté, broccoli, cabbage, bell pepper, tomato sauce, olives, cheese, yeast and Spike. Season with salt and pepper if desired.
  7. Form 6-8 patties (about ½ cup patty mixture each). Brush each patty with oil and set on baking sheets.
  8. Bake 25-30 minutes or until patties become firm and slightly golden. Finish patties on an open grill. Serve warm with your favorite burger fixins’. Enjoy!