1 cup cooked quinoa OR a brown rice and quinoa blend – they both work great!
1, 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1/4 cup finely chopped shallot
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Toppings of your choice: Lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, etc.
Cook your quinoa according to package directions and set aside.
Add the black beans to a mixing bowl and smash them until they look like a bean dip with a few chunks of bean left whole.
In a small skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, shallots, and garlic. Saute for 2 minutes. Add this to the beans.
Add the salt, cumin, paprika, and quinoa to the bowl with the beans and mix everything together.
Form 4 balls and then shape into burger forms.
If making ahead: Wrap each one in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator or in a freezer bag.
If making now: In medium or large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and let it heat until it shimmers. Carefully place the burgers in the skillet – you will hear a sizzle and this give your burger a nice crust.
Heat for 3-4 minutes on each side until heated through.
- Prep Time: 25
- Cook Time: 8
Keywords: vegan, burgers, black beans, quinoa, BBQ