Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

Quinoa Black Bean Burgers
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cans BPA free black beans or 8-12 oz dried (soaked, drained and cooked)
  2. 1 cup quinoa (cooked on stovetop or rice cooker)
  3. 6 oz crushed tomatoes (in a soft box not can or puree fresh tomatoes)
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1/2 onion, diced
  6. 1 jalapeño or other pepper, seeds removed, diced
  7. 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  8. 2 Tbsp. ground flax seeds
  9. 6 Tbsp. water
  10. Pinch of Himalayan sea salt and ground black pepper to taste
  11. 1/4 teaspoon tumeric
  12. 1/2 teaspoon cumin
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Briefly sauté garlic, onion and pepper in coconut oil.
  2. Blend half of the black beans, tomato and sautéed veggies in food processor or blender
  3. Pour into bowl and add the rest of the black beans, quinoa and spices. Mix well – add more seasoning to taste.
  4. Form into patties, adding additional ground flax seed as needed.
  5. Place on baking sheet and drizzle olive oil on top to help brown burgers. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until patties are browned.
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