Sunday, May 11, 2014

Black bean and quinoa burgers

A friend of ours asked me how to make black bean burgers which is perfect timing because summer is right around the corner!

Black bean quinoa burgers 
2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 C cooked quinoa
1/2 C almond meal ( can sub whole wheat flour, but I think a "meal" like bran or almond would be best)
1/2 t tumeric
1 1/2 t salt
1/4 t cumin
1/2 jalapeño, diced
1/2 red onion, sautéed 

Start by sautéing the onions until they're tender and get a nice light brown. Add quinoa and black beans to a bowl and use a potato masher to mash the beans up a bit. I like them still chunky. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix like you would a dough. Turn your oven to 375' and line a baking sheet with parchment. 

Take palm size balls of the mix and flatten  to a burger shape. Place on baking sheet and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes on each side. They'll brown a bit and become more solid. 

Mango salsa

1 large, ripe mango
1/2 jalapeño, diced into tiny pieces 
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 lime 
Salt, to taste
1 C cherry tomatoes cut into halves or 1 large tomato diced

This ones easy. Just mix!


1 large avocado
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 lime

This guac isn't supposed to be too salty or crazy with ingredients. I just wanted a creamy topping. Just mash the avocado and mix with the onion and lime. You don't have to add the extra onion.