Quinoa White Bean Vegan Burgers
Burgers are definitely my favorite comfort food! When it comes to flavor and texture, vegan burgers can be just as good as or even better than ordinary burgers. The best thing about veggie burgers is variety. You get to create your patties using different types of beans, vegetables, chickpeas, lentils, rice, quinoa, and even sweet potatoes. I personally like loading my burgers with greens, avocado, tomatoes, cucumbers and sauerkraut. Without question, some oven baked fries with ketchup are the perfect side to this dish. How do you prefer your burgers?
QUINOA WHITE BEAN VEGAN BURGERS
YIELD: 3-4 burgers
4 tsp of olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 of a big yellow onion
1/3 cup of medium diced red beets
1/3 cup of medium diced carrots
1/3 cup of medium diced mushrooms of your choice (I used white button mushrooms)
1/2 cup of cooked quinoa
3/4 cup of cooked white beans
1/4 cup of flax seed flour
Salt, black pepper and chili flakes to taste
1/2 tsp of cumin
1/2 tsp of dried cilantro leaves
1/4 cup of chopped walnuts
3 stalks of fresh dill (without the stems)
Start off by sauteing the finely chopped onion and garlic in 2 tsp of olive oil in a pan on medium heat.
Add in the carrots, mushrooms and beets. Let them cook for 10 minutes until they soften up a bit. Stir occasionally to prevent the vegetables from sticking to the pan.
Move the vegetables to a food processor along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend everything using the pulse function or the lowest speed of your food processor just until the ingredients combine. Don't overdo it, otherwise you are going to end up with moist burgers! You should aim for a mixture that is easy to shape into patties and doesn't resemble a paste.
Taste the mixture and if needed add more salt, black pepper and chili flakes.
Using your hands form the burgers. Place them on a tray covered with parchment paper and let them refrigerate for half an hour.
Heat 2 tsp of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Cook the patties until brown on one side, then flip and brown the other side. It should take about 2 minutes per side.
Assemble your vegan burgers.
Hope you enjoyed this burger recipe! Let me know in the comments below.
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