Quinoa Veggie/Vegan Burgers

Quinoa Veggie/B

I love having my own personal chef friend! Thanks Molly D. for sharing another amazing recipe! I made this vegan style for some family members this weekend and I was so excited someting vegitarian/ vegan could be so fantastic! Thanks Mols! xoxo

Quinoa Veggie/Vegan Burgers
1/2 cup quinoa
1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 carrot, peeled and grated
3 scallions sliced thin
1 egg (omit if making vegan)
1/4 C breadcrumbs
Cumin, paprika, salt and pepper to taste

 Rinse quinoa, drain and put in small pot with double the liquid, 1 cup. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Let simmer for up to 15 minutes. Set aside.
Smash beans very well in bowl (or put in blender on pulse). Mix in carrots, scallions, egg an breadcrumbs. Fold in cooked quinoa, season with salt and pepper, cumin and paprika to taste. Form into patties and put in heated (nonstick is best) skillet coated with oil. Cook over medium heat until top of patties start to feel warm, being careful not to burn. Carefully flip patties to finish cooking.

 Try these on Ezekiel brand sprouted English muffins with lettuce, tomato, avocado,ketchup, mayo, and cheddar cheese.