1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
2/3 cup water
1 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
3 oz tomato paste
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon Mexican Oregano
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Flake Sea Salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Burger buns and toppings of choice
Roasted bell peppers
Condiments of your choice
In a small pot, cook the quinoa with water and add salt to taste. Bring a boil, cover and simmer for 14 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork.
In a large bowl, add the rinsed black beans and mash the bean fully with a fork or potato masher. Add the cooked quinoa to the black beans, then add the tomato paste, all the seasoning and the breadcrumbs. Form four patties.
Heat olive oil in a grill pan, place the quinoa burgers in the pan and fry over medium heat for about 4 minutes per side.
Build a burger with your favorite buns and toppings.
Serve on a lightly toasted bun with your preferred toppings.