Black Bean Burgers

I have made these burgers for my family and even my meat loving husband liked them.  They are a tasty, healthy,  option to a traditional burger.

(1) 15 oz. can of black beans, rinsed and drained,  1/4 cup quinoa,  1/2 cup  water,  1/2 cup bread crumbs,  1/4 cup minced yellow or orange or red bell pepper,  2  tbls. minced onion,  1 large clove garlic, minced,  1-1/2 tsps. ground cumin,  1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. hot pepper sauce,  1 egg,  3 tbls. olive oil.

  1. Bring quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan, reduce heat to med-low, cover and simmer until tender and water absorbed,  approx. 15-20 minutes.
  2. Roughly mash the black beans with a fork leaving some whole in a paste-like mixture.
  3. Mix quinoa, breadcrumbs, bell pepper, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, pepper sauce and egg into the black beans.
  4. Form 5 patties.
  5. Heat olive oil in a large skillet.
  6. Cook the patties in the oil until hated through 3-4 minutes per side.

Serve on a whole grain bun or without the bun.  Delicious topped with fresh raw spinach, cheese, and caramelized onions.  Add a side salad, and sweet potato fries for a complete meal.



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