Black Bean Burgers with Quinoa
Although I do love Sunshine Burgers or Amy's Organic Veggie Burgers when I'm in a hurry, frequently buying veggie burgers from the store can really add up at nearly $5 a box! Black bean burgers are easy to make from scratch. These burgers are packed with whole grain protein from quinoa. In addition to being a healthy meatless meal, the burgers can be made in advance, refrigerated, and cooked later. You will have plenty of burgers left over for quick and easy meals throughout the week. This recipe makes 8-10 burgers!
You can get as creative as you like with seasonings and toppings. Almost any seasonings you have on hand should work, like garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin, red pepper, sea salt, parsley, oregano, etc. Feel free to substitute any of the seasonings below. Sometimes I just top them with avocado and raw onions or with roasted onion and red peppers and Daiya cheddar cheese (this is super delicious!) Be creative and add whatever seasonings and toppings that are convenient for you. A simple lettuce and tomato topping works too!
You could eat these as black bean cakes without bread, or put them on whole grain sprouted Ezekiel rolls or bread. I like Ezekiel bread because it is made with sprouted grain. It takes a little time to prepare these, but it is well worth it because they are so tasty and extremely good for you! You will have several burgers leftover, so it will be worth the time up front to make a batch. I like to make them over the weekend when I have more time. Then, I have burgers for lunch or dinner throughout the week!
Ingredients: Use organic ingredients whenever possible!
* You could replace these seasonings with 2 teaspoons of dried steak seasoning.
* Transfer the cooked burgers to a plate, serve on buns or bread with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!
Step # 3
I love these burgers because they are made with all organic ingredients and are high in protein. My favorite way to eat them is on a toasted bread or roll with 1/2 an avocado mashed on one side, topped with roasted onions and red-peppers. I slice 1/2 an onion, 1/2 a red pepper, toss with oil and add them to the same pan the burgers are in. When I flip the burgers, I stir the peppers and onions to make sure they don't burn. This is so delicious!
Alternative: If you do not have quinoa, or time to make it, you could add ground flax seed. Mix 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds (or flax meal) with 4 tablespoons water. Let it sit for several minutes while preparing the bean mixture. Stir it in with the remaining beans at the end. This is also very nutritious and adds Omega-3's!
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