Love a good burger? Us too! For a delicious and healthy Sunday football treat, try this recipe — courtesy of Noshed — below!

Quinoa Burgers with Ancho Chili and Baked Onion Strings

Burger Ingredients:

  • 1 box Lightlife Original with Quinoa Smart Patties

Ancho Chili Ingredients:

  • 1/2 onion, diced

  • 1/2 pepper, diced

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 cl. garlic

  • 1 15 oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 10 oz. can diced tomatoes

  • 1/2 Tbsp tomato paste

  • 1/4 c. veggie stock

  • 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder

  • 1/2 tsp. cumin

  • 1/4 tsp. worcestershire sauce

  • 1 tsp. oregano

  • 1/2 – 1 ancho chili im sauce, diced

  • salt and pepper to taste

Baked Onion Strings Ingredients:

  • 1 small sweet onion, sliced thin

Baked Onion Strings Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c. water

  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch

  • 1/4 c. oatflour

  • salt and pepper

Baked Onion Strings Dry Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c. cornmeal

  • 1/4 c. whole wheat flour

  • salt and pepper

Additional Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado, thinly sliced

  • 4 buger buns

Onion Strings Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with foil. Spray with non stick spray

  2. Using 2 shallow bowls, combine the wet ingredients in one and the dry ingredients in another

  3. Take the thinly sliced onion strings and put into the bowl with the wet ingredients. Let them sit
    and few minutes and then using your hands make sure the onion strings are completely covered

  4. Next, put the onion strings into the bowl with the dry ingredients and thoroughly coat

  5. Making sure they don't overlap place onto baking sheet and bake roughly 15-10 minutes, turning as necessary.

Ancho Chili Directions:

  1. In a sauce pan heat the onion and garlic. Next add in the onion and pepper and cook about 3-5 minutes or until onion is translucent

  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and cook about 25 minutes

  3. Season to taste

Burger Directions:

  1. Prepare burgers according to instructions on package

  2. Top burgers with as much chili, onion strings and avocado as you want. Enjoy!


  1. Keep an eye on these as baking time will depend on how thinly you sliced the onion