Saturday, August 4, 2012

Loaded Quinoa Veggie Burgers

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).

adapted from Whole Living

1/2 cups uncooked quinoa
1carrot, diced
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.

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