Oh Yes A Black Bean Burger! New recipe from Patricia of Warmly Nourished
Making a burger with black beans is so easy and so yummy. If you don't want to serve them as a burger, you could use them as a base for a salad, or as a wrap. I am sure you will think of so many ideas to create meal ideas. They also make a great addition as a lunch box meal for kids and adults - can can be eaten cold.
These burgers are great to do when you have some left over cooked quinoa, great way to use up leftovers while creating a whole new menu item. They can be frozen, for about 6 months. Make a great base for a salad.
- • Two X 400 g (14-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed. Or cook your own.
- • 1/2 red onion, diced
- • 1-2 cloves garlic minced
- • 2 carrots grated or the equivalent of 1 cup
- • 2 jalapeno peppers, diced (seeds removed if heat is an issue for you)
- • 1 cup fresh chopped herbs. This can be one herb or a combination of herbs. I use fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped plus fresh chives and fresh parsley. As long as it equals one cup.
- • 1 teaspoon sea salt
- • ¼ to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder (optional but nice if you like spicy heat)
- • ½ teaspoon cumin
- • 2 tablespoons whole chia seeds + 6 tablespoons water (to create a gel, mix together and allow to set for 5 to 10 minutes).
- • ¾ cup brown rice flour
- • 1 cup cooked quinoa (cook ½ cup dried)
- • ¼ cup olive oil
- Preheat oven to 180 C (350 F)
- Line baking trays with parchment paper, unbleached if possible.
- In a food processor or Thermomix, add cooked black beans, olive oil, salt, cumin, cayenne, and blend until a rough chunky paste forms. Be careful not to over blend or it will be to wet.
- Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl. Add in minced garlic, diced onions, diced jalapeno peppers, pre-cooked quinoa, brown rice flour, and chia seed gel/egg re placer. Mix well.
- At this stage I normally place the mixture in the fridge to allow it rest and firm up a bit, around 20 to 30 minutes or longer. I do this with meat burgers/and meatballs as well.
- When you are ready, using your hands, form round patties, in a size that is easy to manage = I keep mine between 80 and 90 grams. Place on the baking tray. Be careful not to crowd the burgers.
- Place the formed burgers on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 30 minutes, then turning the burgers over, and continue to bake for 10 to 12 minutes more.
- Top with your favorite burger toppings and enjoy on a bun or lettuce wrap, or as a topping for a salad.
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