Sunday, July 1, 2012

Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers

A new favorite recipe. I've been trying for a great veggie burger recipe and it finally worked. The burgers held together perfectly and the spice mix is wonderful. I ate mine plain with a dollop of avocado-yogurt on top and a side of shaved zucchini salad.


1 can black beans, drained
3/4 cup of cooked quinoa
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, diced
Olive oil
1/3 cup parsley
2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp ancho chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp chipotle powder
1/4 tsp sambal
1 egg
1/2 - 1 cup bread crumbs

- Saute the red onion in a pan until softened. In a separate pan saute the shiitake mushrooms until they have released their liquid

- In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients except the egg and bread crumbs and pulse until combined

- Stir in the egg and the bread crumbs a little at a time until the mixture can loosely hold together when formed into patties

- Heat  oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Form the patties and  place in the hot pan 2 at a time. Cook for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for another 5 minutes. Add more oil as necessary, form the remaining mixture into patties and cook.


Colleen said...

We made this last night and it was quite tasty. Everyone loved it! The avocado & yogurt sauce is a nice complement to the spicier burger.

EmilyA said...

Def going to be making/eating these...

Rosemarie said...

Echoing colleens comment - she made these for our weekly dinner and they were yummy! Can't wait to see you guys :)

traci910 said...

Did you make the avocado yogurt sauce too? What are the chances I could get Jason G to try something like this!?

Amy said...

Traci, I did make the avocado yogurt sauce. I believe I did half an avocado and kept mixing in yogurt until it seemed right, added a little salt and lemon?

I think Jason G would love them, they are really yummy!