2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup pine nuts or pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup fresh cilantro 1/2 cup raw, diced onion 1 cup cooked black beans 1 tsp salt 3 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup dry) 1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper Bread crumbs or rice flour (if gluten free) 2 Tbs. olive oil
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Cook onions if desired. Combine everything except quinoa and bread crumbs/rice flour in food processor or blender. Mix blended mixture and quinoa together. Divide into 6 "burgers", roll in bread crumbs or flour to make a "crust". Pan fry in olive oil until browned. Adapted from Ancient Harvest Quinoa Recipe folder. If desired, replace cilantro with fresh oregano and add 1 Tbs chili powder and 1 tsp cumin powder.
These are fantastic. Next time I will make a big batch, cook them 1/2 way and freeze them in FoodSaver (upper-end version of the Seal-a-Meal) bags and have them for a quick dinner. Thank you for a great vegan "burger" recipe. These will be great for next summer on the grill!!