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Cheesy Quinoa Sliders

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Cheesy Quinoa Sliders
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 12
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Cheesy Quinoa Sliders

It's like a party and a business meeting in one! But mostly a party. Never mind.

Ingredients

1
cup uncooked quinoa
1/2
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/4
cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1
pinch salt and pepper
1/2
cup chopped cilantro
1/2
cup thinly sliced scallions
1
egg
1
egg yolk
1
cup cubed mozzarella cheese
1/2
cup vegetable oil
12
slider buns, split
1
avocado, sliced
1
cup prepared pesto

Directions

  • 1 Cook the quinoa in boiling water until little spirals form, about 15 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl to cool.
  • 2 Once cooled, add the flour, Parmesan and a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  • 3 Then add the cilantro, scallions, egg and egg yolk. Stir again to combine. Lastly, add the cubes of cheese. Give it one more stir.
  • 4 Using your hands, form meatball-sized balls and place them on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • 5 Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet until hot. Add the sliders and cook on both sides until browned and crispy and the cheese is melting.
  • 6 Serve on slider buns with sliced avocado and pesto sauce.
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Easy Cheesy Quinoa Sliders are like a party and a business meeting in one. But mostly like a party.

As prepared by Bev Cooks,

When you see the cheese melt out, it's like seeing the very face of God. 

Plus, it's melting out of QUINOA BALLS. Quinoa meatballs. Faux meatballs. Fauxballs? Never mind. 

You know those days when you know you need to eat healthy, but a block of cheese taunts your soul from the depths of the fridge? And you must eat the cheese before it molds (even more)?

But you still need to eat the healthy stuff or else you'll turn into a blob of human blobby blob? But the cheese calleth? But your waist line beggeth? But the cheese keeps singing? And your double chin keeps crying? 

I've got the answer. 

Cheesy Quinoa Sliders. Hi, drive through and you're welcome. Let's go home. 

But first let's makey makey! (Sorry.)

 

Cheesy Quinoa Sliders

Cook some tri-colored (or any color) quinoa. Drain and transfer to a big bowl to cool. Done. 

 

Cheesy Quinoa Sliders

Then add some flour, grated Parmesan, and a pinch of salt and pepper! Easy. 

 

Cheesy Quinoa Sliders

Then stir in some chopped cilantro, scallions, an egg and an egg yolk. Voila. 

 

Cheesy Quinoa Sliders

THEN add all the little cheese cubes of glory.

 

Cheesy Quinoa Sliders

You'll just form quinoa balls out of the mix and arrange them on a baking sheet. 

 

Cheesy Quinoa Sliders

Then fry fry fry! The cheese will start to melt out and you will weep. 

 

Cheesy Quinoa Sliders

Tower o' cheese. I mean quinoa. Whatever. 

 

Cheesy Quinoa Sliders

Place them on some slider buns with pesto and sliced avocado and know what true living is. 

 

Did Bev mention the cheese? For more musings, visit her blog Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.

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