Jalapeno Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 1 can Black Beans
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic Diced
  • 1/2 Purple Onion Diced
  • 1 Jalapeno Diced
  • 1 Green Pepper Diced
  • 1/2 Red Pepper Diced
  • 1/4 cup Oats
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • 1/2 tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • Salt
  • pinch Pepper
  • 1 bunch Cilantro

Preparation

1. Stir together quinoa and 1½ cups water in small saucepan, and season with salt, if desired. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed. (You should have 1½ cups cooked quinoa.)

2. Meanwhile, heat coconut oil in medium skillet. Add the onion and cook over medium heat. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until onion has softened. Stir in peppers, garlic, and seasonings. Once browned, add the 3/4 cups black beans and 1½ cups water to the pan. Simmer 9 to 11 minutes, or until most of liquid has evaporated.

3. Transfer bean-onion mixture to food processor, add ¾ cup cooked quinoa, cilantro, and oats, and process until smooth. Transfer to bowl, and stir in remaining ¾ cup quinoa and remaining ¾ cup black beans. Season with a little more cumin, paprika, salt and pepper, if desired, and cool.

4. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Shape bean mixture into 4 hearty patties and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake 20 minutes, or until patties are crisp on top. Flip patties with spatula, and bake 10 minutes more, or until both sides are brown.

5. Transfer burgers, 2 at a time, to a skillet with a hint of coconut oil. Fry on both sides for about 2 minutes on each side or until crisp. Serve and enjoy!