Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers
3 cloves garlic
2 cups mushrooms
1 cup grated carrot
1 cup roasted almonds
1 cup roasted sunflower seeds
2 cups cooked black beans
2 cups cooked quinoa
2 cups oats
1 cup gluten free flour (or 1 cup fresh ground oat flour)
1 cup fresh chopped parsley or cilantro
1/3 cup gluten free tamari
1 tbsp cumin powder
1 1/2 tbsp chilli powder
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp butter, coconut oil or ghee to saute vegetables with
How to make homemade veggie burgers
*In a large pan melt butter then add finely diced garlic, diced onion, mushrooms and carrot and let simmer on low until soft and slightly browned.
*In a separate pan lightly toast raw almonds and sunflower seeds, set aside to cool then grind in a clean coffee grinder or food processor
*In another large bowl combine slightly mashed black beans with the cooked quinoa, oats, flour, parsley, tamari, spices and ground almonds and sunflower seeds.
*Mix ingredients together with your hands then individually form into patties. You can always add in some extra flour and or an egg to help bind ingredients to make these homemade veggie burger patties.
*Fry up in a pan over medium heat with coconut oil and serve with baked sweet potato and sauteed asparagus and broccoli in butter with rock salt and cracked pepper. Or enjoy with your favorite bun or lettuce wrap. I love to have them with this chipotle mayo dip on the side.
Freeze any extra homemade veggie burgers patties uncooked in freezer bags then unfreeze the veggie burgers as needed for future meals.
Nutrition Tip ~ Quinoa is a complete protein meaning that quinoa contains all the essential amino acids that must be supplied by the diet as the body cannot make these amino acids. Combining quinoa with black beans is great for vegetarians looking to get plant based protein into there diets.