Vegan Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers

Mar 11, 2020 - Nisha -
Vegan Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers
If you are looking for vegan option which is also packed with protein then this recipe is perfect for you. You can serve these patties in bun or try the new trend and serve them in lettuce wraps. These are easy to make and for those who are vegans or simply want break from meat then they can easily make them. Not only you will love it for yourself but can also offer them to guest to try different taste.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup dry or canned black beans
  • ½ cup dry quinoa
  • ½ purple onion (chopped)
  • ¼ cup bell pepper (any color, seeded and chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic (minced)
  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. Himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 4-6 large leaves of lettuce
  • Roasted sesame seeds (optional)
Direction
1. If using dry beans then soak them in water for over night and the boil them until they are soft.
2. Similarly cook quinoa until they are soft.
3. Preheat the oven to 350°F or 175°C.
4. In non-stick frying pan add onions, bell peppers, garlic, salt, and pepper over medium heat. Stir-fry until the ingredients begin to soften, for about 5 minutes. Then remove the pan from the heat and let it cool down for about 10 minutes.
6. Once the veggies have cooled down, put them in a food processor along with the cooked beans, quinoa, flour, and remaining spices. Pulse until it’s a chunky mixture.
7. Lay out a baking pan covered with parchment paper and form the blended mixture into 6 evenly-sized patties.
8. Place the patties on the pan and place them in the freezer for about 5 minutes to prevent crumbling.
9. Take out the pan from the fridge and put it in the oven until the patties have browned, in about 15 minutes. You can also fry them in 2 tb of oil on medium heat.
10. Serve each burger wrapped in a lettuce leaf or burger bun and, if desired, top with the optional roasted sesame seeds. You can also store them to enjoy later.