Spiced Bean Burger
What better way to get your daily serving of veggies and protein but by whipping up some spiced bean burgers? They’re even great frozen when you’re in a time crunch and need a quick and nutritious dinner. You can eat them with or without bread (pictured is a carb-free version) or in a wrap or between burger buns. They’re also very affordable and they’ll be a crowd pleaser at any get together or holiday party. Follow the steps below and you’ll have yourself a quick, comforting and filling veggie burger!
1 can black beans
Half of a green pepper
½ cup of quinoa- cooked
½ an onion
2 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
Teaspoon red pepper flakes
½ cup of breadcrumbs- to hold it together
½ of a avocado
5 cherry tomatoes
Put all vegetables and beans in food processor and chop until fine
Place chopped veggies in a mixing bowl, add quinoa and bread crumbs and mix all ingredients thoroughly
Make desired sized patties, similar to the ones you get at a diner
Add tablespoon of olive oil to pan, cook each side of the burger for 2 to 3 minutes
Serve your finished burgers over some lettuce, on a burger bun or in a wrap!
Add hot sauce, ketchup or mayo if you want an extra kick
Slice avocado and tomatoes and top your veggie burger with an extra touch of freshness and sprinkle with a touch of salt, pepper and red pepper flakes for flavor!
Tip: If you’re not vegan, add a fried egg on top or a thick slice of cheese.
Illustration by Beth Sworobuk