When I was brainstorming for what I was going to use to hold these puppies together, I discovered that Janna has several recipes on her blog using quinoa, including black bean burgers!
Here's what I ended up throwing together. Even though I'm a dumper, I tried really hard to measure this time.
3 cups black beans (I used dry that I'd cooked ahead)
finely chopped veggies softened with some olive oil (I used carrots, green peppers and onions)
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cumin
2 tsp coconut aminos
1/8 cup ketchup (get the kind without hfcs)
1/4 - 1/2 cup cornmeal, however much you need to firm them up enough to make patties
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
This made 7 larger burgers. There was enough for 8, but I thought it might taste good as a dip with chips (and I was right!)
I'm really happy with how they came out. Even E (the ultimate carnivore) likes them. They're perfect to take to work for lunch. They freeze and reheat really well.
The quinoa worked wonderfully and I can't wait to try Janna's meatballs and stuffed zucchini! Both use quinoa.
I had some for breakfast too!