black bean and quinoa burgers
Author: michelle
INGREDIENTS
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 19 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly groung pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried summer savoury
  • ¼ teaspoon ground fennel seed
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
  • 1 egg, whisked until frothy
  • 2 tablespoons pepitas, coarsely chopped
  • 8 crusty hamburger buns
THE STEPS:
  1. Prepare ½ cup of dried quinoa according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, place extra virgin olive oil and shallot in medium nonstick skillet, and cook over medium heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Stir in ½ of the black beans, garlic, spices, and 1½ cups water.
  4. Simmer until most of liquid has evaporated. - about 10 minutes.
  5. Transfer bean-onion mixture to the bowl of your food processor.
  6. Add ½ of the cooked quinoa, and process until smooth.
  7. Transfer to a large mixing bowl, and stir in remaining quinoa, remaining black bean mixture, tomato paste, sriracha, egg and chopped pepitas.
  8. Preheat oven to 400°F
  9. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  10. Using a large ice cream scoop, shape bean mixture into 8 - ½ cup patties
  11. Place on prepared baking sheet.
  12. Bake 10 minutes, or until patties are crisp on top.
  13. Flip patties and bake 10 minutes more until both sides are crisp and brown.
  14. Serve on buns.
THE LOVE:
Use the back of a large spoon that's been dipped in water to slightly flatten the scoops into burgers. The water will keep the 'burger' from sticking to the spoon.
Recipe by bite at http://bitebymichelle.com/2015/03/13/black-bean-and-quinoa-burgers/