This vegan quinoa burger is very simple, healthful and packed with protein. There is no food-processor required plus it comes together fast in one-bowl.
- ¼ cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
- 1 tsp paprika
- 3 oz tomato paste
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp oregano
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ⅔ cup water
- ½ tsp pepper
- ⅓ cup breadcrumbs
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
- burger buns and toppings of choice
In a small-pot, cook the quinoa with water and add salt to taste. Bring a boil, cover and simmer for 14 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork.
In a big bowl, add the rinsed black beans and mash the bean completely using a fork or potato masher.
Add the cooked quinoa into the black beans, add the tomato paste, all of the seasoning and the breadcrumbs. Form 4-patties.
Heat olive oil in a grill-pan, set the quinoa burgers at the pan and fry over moderate heat for 4 minutes each side.
Build a hamburger with your favourite buns and toppings.