Quinoa-Black Bean Burgers
A nice alternative to meat burgers, these are packed with veggies and are a good source of protein. Suitable for pan frying or grilling.
rinsed and drained well
rinsed twice and drained
sweet red bell peppers
red, yellow, orange or green, minced
sweet vidalia onions
red hot pepper sauce
or vegetable oil
In a small saucepan, bring quinoa and stock or water to boil. Reduce heat and cover; simmer until quinoa is tender and the liquid is absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.
In a medium bowl, rounghly mash the black beans with a fork, leaving some whole, to a paste consistency.
Mix the quinoa, bread crumbs, bell pepper, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, hot pepper sauce and egg into the black bean paste using your hands; form into 6 uniform patties; refrigerate 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a large skillet(s) or oil hot grill. Cook patties in the hot oil or on the grill until heated through and nicely browned, about 5 minutes on each side.
Serve on hamburger buns with your desired condiments.