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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Yes, I'm on a quinoa kick. I had some leftover red quinoa pilaf and really wanted to try another quinoa burger recipe - a black bean one I found here. So I threw the leftover quinoa into the food processor with a few other ingredients, and presto - DH gets something other than a salad for dinner! Yes, I've been tired lately and not cooking much. Hopefully DH will like these quinoa burgers enough to not mind the plain meals of sandwiches and salads I've put out lately!

1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water
1 cup cooked black beans
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. ground pepper
1/2 tsp. chili powder

1/4 - 1/3 cup GF breadcrumbs

Bring the water to a boil in a small pot. Add the quinoa, cover and simmer 15 minutes or until all the liquid is absorbed. Set aside to cool.

Put the quinoa into a food processor. Add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Mixture should be slightly sticky - add more breadcrumbs a tablespoon at a time if the mixture is too wet.

Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Form quinoa mixture into burgers about 1/3 inch thick. Cook until bottoms are brown, flip and repeat (about 5 minutes per side). Serve hot with sandwich rolls or by themselves (which I prefer, with a salad to accompany it) and desired condiments (Cilantro Pesto would be good).

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