Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

These protein-packed veggie burgers have satisfying texture from the quinoa. Top with a fresh guacamole with smoky Southwest flavor from the Crushed Chipotle Pepper and Ground Cumin.

Ingredients
Serves: 4
Directions
20 mins Prep time 25 mins Cook time
20 mins Prep time
25 mins Cook time
  • For the Guacamole, mix all ingredients in medium bowl until well blended. Cover surface with plastic wrap. Refrigerate while preparing burgers.

  • For the Burgers, bring stock and chipotle pepper to boil in small saucepan. Stir in quinoa. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender.

  • Place quinoa and beans in food processor; cover. Process until coarsely chopped. Add remaining ingredients except oil; process until well blended. Form mixture into 4 patties. Refrigerate 1 hour.

  • Heat oil in large, nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add patties; cook 4 to 6 minutes per side or until patties are heated through and crisp. Serve with Guacamole on whole grain hamburger rolls topped with red onion slices, if desired.

Cooking tip

• Red quinoa is slightly earthier in flavor and holds its shape a little better than white quinoa. It can be found in natural foods stores, the organic food aisle of the supermarket or online specialty stores. If unavailable, substitute white quinoa.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 315Calories: 315Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 675mgProtein: 10g
  • Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 9gCarbohydrate: 44g

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