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!
- 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.