Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

I always love a good veggie burger.. hope this satisfies your appetite when you get the same craving for one as I do..

1 cup low sodium vegetable broth
1/2 cup quinoa of your choice
1 small fresh poblano chile, chopped
4 scallions, sliced thin
2 large garlic cloves minced
1 15-oz can black beans drained and rinsed
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro or to taste
1/2 cup plain panko
1 large egg beaten
About 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder
Olive Oil
Salt to taste

1. In a sauce pain bring the broth to a boil then add the quinoa, turn the head down to low and cook until quinoa is tender and all liquid is absorbed about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for about 5 minutes.
2. Heat about 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan and add the garlic, scallions and poblano and cook until softened about 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a food processor and add the black beans and quinoa and pulse until the mixture is combined.
3. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add in the egg, cilantro, panko, chile powder, cumin and salt. With wet hands form desired patties and refrigerate uncovered at least 30 minutes until firm. Cook the burgers about 5 minutes per side on medium-high heat.







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