You’ll drive right past the drive-thru once you’ve tried this healthy vegan alternative to ordinary burgers. Made from a blend of cooked quinoa and black beans, it’s hearty enough to satisfy even the hungriest fast-food seekers, with a splash of chipotle sauce for a gourmet touch and a spicy twist. Don’t like the heat? Turn it down with a dollop of guacamole, which pairs perfectly with the subtle, south-of-the-border flavor.
Chipotle & Quinoa Vegan Burgers
1.) Combine the quinoa, water and ¼ teaspoon salt in a sauce pan. Bring water to a boil and cook for 10-15 minutes. Let quinoa sit for 5 min and then fluff with a fork.
2.) Place black beans in a food processor with the ground cumin, green onions, chipotle sauce, and ¼ teaspoon of pepper. Pulse until mixture is smooth.
3.) Add the bean mixture with the quinoa and 6 tbsp of flour and stir.
4.) Roll, flatten and make 6 patties.
5.) Add oil on medium heat. Place the patties into flour and coat both sides. Add them in the skillet and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until browned.
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