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Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers

Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers

Are you looking for a delicious and healthy vegan recipe? Look no further! These Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers are packed with flavor and are perfect for a quick and easy meal. Made with a combination of quinoa, black beans, and flavorful spices, these burgers are not only tasty but also a great source of protein and fiber. Whether you're a vegan or simply looking to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, these burgers are sure to satisfy your taste buds.

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

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa (185g)
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed (15 oz or 425g)
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mash the black beans with a fork until they are mostly mashed but still have some texture.

  2. Add the cooked quinoa, bread crumbs, diced red onion, minced garlic, chopped cilantro, ground cumin, paprika, salt, and black pepper to the bowl. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly combined.

  3. Shape the mixture into 4 patties, pressing firmly to ensure they hold together.

  4. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the patties and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.

  5. Serve the quinoa and black bean burgers on whole wheat buns or lettuce wraps, and top them with your favorite burger toppings such as sliced tomatoes, avocado, or vegan mayo.

Serving Suggestions

These Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers are perfect for a quick weekday dinner or a weekend barbecue. Serve them with a side of sweet potato fries or a fresh salad for a complete and satisfying meal. They are also great for meal prepping, as you can make a batch ahead of time and enjoy them throughout the week. Whether you're a vegan or not, these burgers are a tasty and nutritious option that everyone will love.

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