Black bean & quinoa burgers

Ingredients

– 1 can of black beans
– 1/2 tsp onion powder
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
– 1 tsp smoked paprika
– 50g cooked quinoa
– Plain flour (I used wholemeal)
– 1 tbsp flaxseed or chia seed (milled) + 2 tbsp hot water
– Salt and pepper to taste.
Method

1) Drain and rinse the black beans.
2) Mix the flaxseed or chia seeds with 2 tbsp of hot water in a bowl and set aside
3) Add the black beans, garlic powder, onion powder, chilli flakes, smoked paprika and a generous pinch of salt and pepper to a food processor and blend. If you don’t have a food processor, you can mash them with a potato masher.
4) Add the quinoa and flax or chia seed mix and blend (or mash and mix) again.
5) Form the mixture into 3 burgers, adding a little plain flour if the mixture is too sticky.
6) Fry the patties for a few minutes on each side in a bit of oil until they are browned.
7) Serve!
Serving suggestions

1) Serve in a burger bun with your choice of salad or condiments
2) Add mushrooms to the burger mixture for a more ‘meaty’ texture.
3) Top with vegan cheese
4) Serve with sweet potato chips or wedges.