Healthy Quinoa Black Bean Burgers
"Hearty yet Healthy Quinoa Black Bean Burgers make a delicious meatless meal, and they are easy and quick to fix. These vegetarian burgers are delicious! Your carnivorous friends will be impressed. My favorite way to serve it on a whole-wheat bun with garlic-lemon mayonnaise, fresh raw spinach, sliced tomato, and caramelized onions!"
- 1 (15 ounces) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/4 cup quinoa
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup minced yellow bell pepper
- 2 tbsp minced onion
- 1 large clove garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot(R))
- 1 egg
- 3 tbsp olive oil
Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the water has been absorbed about 15 to 20 minutes.
Roughly mash the black beans with a fork, leaving some whole black beans in a paste-like mixture.
Mix the quinoa, bread crumbs, bell pepper, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, hot pepper sauce, and egg into the black beans using your hands.
Form the black bean mixture into 5 patties.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet.
Cook the patties in the hot oil until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes per side.