Quinoa Black Bean Patties

11 Mar

Quinoa Black Bean Patties
Joel was not too thrilled with this meal to say the least. But my response to some of these vegetarian meals that he hasn’t loved has been “it’s your fault.” It was his idea to give up meat so I don’t have any sympathy for him, haha.

I was actually pleasantly surprised with the outcome of these patties. I didn’t have high hopes and worried that they would be bland and flavorless but they were quite good and very filling. It probably helps that I love anything with cumin in it and these packed a big flavor punch of that yummy, smoky spice. They were really great with baked sweet potato fries.

I love feeling full and satisfied after eating a healthy meal. And I wasn’t hungry 2 hours later like I usually am after a salad.
Quinoa Black Bean Patties

Quinoa Black Bean Patties
recipe from Can You Stay for Dinner?

1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
1 carrot, diced
4 scallions, sliced
2 cloves garlic
15 ounces can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup Italian seasoned dried breadcrumbs
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon ground cumin
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil

1. Rinse quinoa throughouly in a fine mesh strainer under running water to remove the saponin which causes a bitter taste.  In a small pot, bring 3/4 cup water to a boil. Add quinoa, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook until liquid is absorbed, 12 to 14 minutes; set aside.

2. In a food processor, pulse carrot until finely chopped. Add cooked quinoa, scallions, garlic, beans, breadcrumbs, egg, cumin, salt, and pepper; pulse until combined but still slightly chunky.

3. Form mixture into four patties. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium; cook burgers until browned, about 8 minutes per side.

Recipe linked to Mangia Monday, Totally Tasty Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, These Chicks Cooked, What I Whipped Up Wednesday and Cast Party Wednesday.

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