Quinoa is a great grain to use if you have a gluten allergy because it is gluten free. It is also a good source of protein and loaded with minerals such as iron, magnesium and potassium. This makes it a very good choice for vegetarians and vegans.
Quinoa and black bean burgers:
- 1 spring onion, chopped
- 1 clove of garlic, chopped
- 1 can (470 gr) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 75 gr cooked quinoa
- 60 gr bread crumbs
- 1 egg yolk, beaten
- 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 0.5 tsp sea salt
Add garlic and onion in a food processor and mince everything. Add the black beans and blend until you have a chunky mixture. Transfer to a bowl and add quinoa, egg yolk, bread crumbs, BBQ saucem cumin and salt and fold those ingredients in until just combined. Do not over mix. Chill the mixture for at least 30 minutes so the patties are easier to form, but you can refrigerate up till one day until you continue with the next steps. Shape the mixture into 4-6 patties with slightly moist hands. Heat some oil in a pan and bake them carefully for about 5 minutes on each side. Serve the burgers on buns with extra BBQ sauce or tomato ketchup. Extra toppings like avocado, baby spinach, cucumber, lettuce and sliced tomatoes will be a great addition.
Also check out the other quinoa recipes from my fellow hoppers:
Chinoiseries made a vegan stew with quinoa, eggplant, zucchini and raisins.
Gnoe made a Quinoa-vegetable laksa.
Janny-An made a salad with quinoa, cranberries, avocado and apricot.
This post is part of Weekend Cooking. Make sure to check out the other participants :)