When we’re looking for a meal that feels like a splurge, but is actually healthy, we normally turn to this recipe. These burgers take only a few minutes to put together before cooking, then baking. They’re especially good topped with avocado and served with roasted vegetables on the side. I put vegetables with a little olive oil and sea salt on a baking sheet in the oven as it’s heating up and allow them to continue to cook as I prepare the burgers. The vegetables and burgers are ready at the same time.
QUINOA BLACK BEAN BURGERS
1 can black beans (15.5 ounces)
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Drain and rinse the can of black beans, then combine them with the remaining ingredients. Using clean hands, squish things together until the majority of the beans are smashed. Divide the mixture into 4 and form each one into a patty.
Heat 1/2 Tbsp of olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat and cook the patties for 2-3 minutes on each side, until lightly browned. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
Serve on a roll or in pita pockets, topped with tomato, onion, mayo, and lettuce.
Adapted from Greatist.