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Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers

Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers

Are you looking for a delicious and satisfying vegan recipe? Look no further! These Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers are packed with flavor and are a great alternative to traditional meat burgers. Whether you're a vegan or just trying to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, these burgers are sure to impress. They are easy to make and perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a weekend cookout. Let's get started!

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
15 mins 20 mins 35 mins 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 burger buns
  • Optional toppings: lettuce, tomato, avocado, and vegan mayonnaise

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mash the black beans with a fork or potato masher until they are mostly mashed but still have some texture.
  2. Add the cooked quinoa, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, cilantro, cumin, paprika, salt, and black pepper to the bowl. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly combined.
  3. Shape the mixture into 4 equal-sized patties, about 1/2-inch thick.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the patties to the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  5. Remove the patties from the skillet and let them cool slightly before serving.
  6. Toast the burger buns if desired. Place a quinoa and black bean patty on each bun and top with your favorite toppings such as lettuce, tomato, avocado, and vegan mayonnaise.
  7. Serve the burgers warm and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

These Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers are incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed in various ways. Here are some serving suggestions:

  • Serve them with a side of sweet potato fries or a fresh green salad for a complete meal.
  • Add some spicy sriracha sauce or your favorite hot sauce for an extra kick.
  • These burgers are perfect for cookouts and can be grilled instead of pan-fried. Just make sure to oil the grill grates before cooking.
  • They also freeze well, so you can make a batch ahead of time and have them ready whenever you're craving a quick and tasty meal.

Whether you're a vegan or simply looking to try something new, these Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers are a delightful option. They are packed with protein, fiber, and flavor, making them a satisfying and nutritious choice. Enjoy!

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