QUINOA TANDOORI BLACKBEAN BURGERS
WHAT YOU NEED
1 can of 15 oz. black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup of cooked quinoa
2 tbsp. coconut oil
5 garlic cloves minced
1⁄2 of a large onion, diced
1⁄2 red bell pepper, diced
1⁄4 tsp. cumin powder
1⁄2 tsp. smoked paprika
1⁄2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1⁄4 tsp. sea salt
1 cup of cilantro leaves, loosely packed
1 cup of bread crumbs (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350 F
Boil 2 cups of water and when bubbly pour in 1 cup of quinoa and cook till done.
In the meantime, sauté the onion, bell pepper, cumin powder, paprika, and red pepper flakes, in 1/2 tbsp. of coconut oil until cooked through.
Add the garlic and sea salt and sauté for a minute or two more, turn off heat and set aside.
Next, in a food processor, add the beans and cooled veggies. Pulse until just combined.
Then add the cooked quinoa and cilantro and again pulse until combined.
Refrigerate for at least 5 minutes to let cool in order to work with better.
Hand form into palm-sized burger patties.
Coat each side of the burger in bread crumbs.(optional)
Prepare a baking pan with parchment paper.
Bake for 20 - 30 minutes, until the burgers are firm and cooked all the way through.