6oil-packed sun-dried tomatoesdrained, about 1/4 cup
115-ouncecan black beansno salt added, rinsed and drained, divided
2tspgarlicminced, about 4 cloves
1teaspoonsteak seasoningeg. Montreal Steak seasoning
1/4teaspoonground black pepper
6whole-grain hamburger buns
Stir together 1 ½ cups water and quinoa in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 15 minutes, or until all of the liquid is absorbed. This should yield about 1 ½ cups cooked quinoa.
In a food processor, put the onion, sun-dried tomatoes, ½ of the beans, the garlic, steak seasoning, black pepper and ¾ cup cooked quinoa. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the remaining beans and ¾ cup cooked quinoa.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray well with cooking spray. Form the bean and quinoa mixture into 6 burger patties. Cook the patties in the pan about 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Flip using a wide spatula. Respray the pan between batches.
Chef’s Note: These burgers are soft in the middle and have a different texture than a meat hamburger but have lots of flavor. Double the recipe to make extra and freeze for quick lunches or dinners another time.
Black Bean Quinoa Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 323Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 61g20%
Dietary Fiber 9g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.