Crispy Buffalo Style Quinoa Sliders

Quinoa burger

While it’s fairly obvious that I’m not a food photographer, let me just tell you that this recipe is amazing and you need to make it ASAP.

I stumbled across this recipe while blog-surfing, and it has a few of my absolute favorite things: quinoa, corn, cheese, and buffalo wing sauce. Living in Buffalo, I will fully embrace anything that is buffalo-style, if it’s done right of course.

I did make a few changes to the recipe. I did not add in the cilantro because I’m not a fan (I’m one of those people who thinks it tastes like soap), and I just used Frank’s Red Hot instead of true “buffalo sauce” because I just love the straight up Red Hot (we have two gigantic open bottles of it in our fridge right now in true Buffalo fashion.)

Here’s the recipe!!

Crispy Buffalo Style Quinoa Sliders – from How Sweet It Is

2 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup cooked sweet corn
4 scallions, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
1/3 cup finely grated romano cheese
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons flour
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons buffalo wing sauce + more for topping
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
4 ounces white cheddar cheese
8-10 multigrain slider buns or dinner rolls, toasted

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine quinoa, corn, scallions, garlic and cilantro. Mix well to combine. Add in cheese, panko, flour, salt and pepper, tossing again to mix. Stir in eggs and buffalo wing sauce until the mixture is moistened, then using your hands, form patties by pressing the quinoa together. I literally squeeze it together into my hands and form a patty, smoothing out the sides. Set the patties on a cutting board.

Heat a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat and add olive oil. Add sliders and cook until crispy, about 3-4 minutes per side. Once golden on both sides, add some cheddar on top and cook until it’s melted. To assemble sliders, place patties on the buns and cover in additional wing sauce.

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