I made these for dinner tonight and loved them! They are tons better than the frozen ones you buy at the store. (Thanks Becky for the recipe).
1/2 cups uncooked quinoa
4 green onions
2 garlic cloves
15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup Italian seasoned dried breadcrumbs
1 large egg
1 T. ground cumin
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 T. oil
In a small pot, bring 3/4 cup water to a boil. Add quinoa and cover. Then reduce heat to low. Cook until liquid is absorbed, 12 to 14 minutes; set aside.
In a food processor, pulse carrot, green onion, and garlic. Add beans, cooked quinoa, breadcrumbs, egg, cumin, salt, and pepper; pulse until combined but still slightly chunky.
Form mixture into four patties (I made my patties using 1/2 cup of the mixture and they were large - next time I will use 1/3 cup of mixture). In a large skillet, heat oil over medium; cook burgers until browned, about 8 minutes per side. (I used an electric griddle).
Serves 4-6 depending on size of patty.