The majority of people envision a burger as consisting of beef, cheese, iceberg lettuce, ketchup, pickles, and onions. The timeless, straight from a burger picture book! Particularly when making burgers, changing up the ingredients and experimenting with new flavours is really simple.
- 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup breadcrumbs (gluten-free if desired)
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed mixed with 5 tablespoons water (flax egg)
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce or tamari
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Burger buns
- Toppings of your choice (lettuce, tomato, avocado, etc.)
- Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, mash the black beans with a fork until they are mostly pureed but still have some texture.
- Add cooked quinoa, dried cranberries, breadcrumbs, red onion, garlic, flax egg, soy sauce, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Mix well until all ingredients are combined.
- Shape the mixture into patties of your desired size and thickness.
- Place the patties on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the patties are firm and crispy on the outside.
- While the patties are baking, toast the burger buns if desired.
- Assemble the burgers by placing a black bean patty on a bun and adding your desired toppings.
- Calories: 220
- Total Fat: 3.5g
- Saturated Fat: 0.4g
- Sodium: 425mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 38g
- Dietary Fiber: 9g
- Sugars: 5g
- Protein: 10g