Black Bean Quinoa Burgers…Filled With Fiber!

I’ve always wanted to try to make my own “bean burgers.”  I got this Black Bean Burger recipe from my sister.  She uses rice in place of the quinoa, but I wanted to try something in place of the rice for this recipe and it turned out great!  This is a great alternative for those who do not care for beef.  Black beans are filled with fiber and protein!  The garlic is also a great immunity booster!  I do have to say they are a little messy but great tasting!  I thought that maybe next time I would add a couple more egg whites to hold them together better.  My 5 year old ate 2 burgers and kept saying, “more, more please.”  Here is a photo of what they looked like when formed in the skillet and then another of the finished product.  Enjoy healthy eating…try something new!

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RECIPE:

  • 1 can of Black Beans Low Sodium (Rinsed and drained and then mash 1/2 of them)
  • 1 cup Cooked Quinoa
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Diced Onion
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Cilantro (did not have on hand, so picture is without)
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • 1 tsp. Chili Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Use a fork to mash 1/2 of the beans and leave the other 1/2 whole.  Stir in all remaining ingredients.  Form patties and place in skillet greased with 1/2 TB of Coconut oil (or oil of choice) and cook each side until browned.  I served mine with roasted brussels sprouts.

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