Thursday, April 19, 2012

Quinoa Black Bean Burger

1/4 cup quinoa
1/2 cup water
Bring to a boil, cover, cook on medium-low heat for about 10 minutes.
Mash 1 can of drained and rinsed black beans in a small bowl. The recipe I was following (that I canNOT find online anymore) used the phrase black bean "paste" (bleh) so, now that you have that lovely visual, let's move on.
In a medium bowl mix:
your cooked quinoa
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 egg
1/2 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
(to be honest, I didn't measure the above 3, just did a couple "shakes" of each - we love LOTS of seasoning)
2 tablespoons minced onion
1/2 tablespoon Franks RedHot sauce <-so unexpected, but right up my alley
then mix together your mashed Black Beans - with your hands!!
(then I found a picture of what I can only assume will be me and Franks RedHot in 30 years)
Makes 5 patties. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a frying pan.
Place patties in heated oil to cook. 3 minutes on each side.
Our favorite - Hawaiian sweet bread buns :)
Blake did pepperjack and A1 sauce
I did feta and avocado!

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