Black bean-quinoa burgers with sweet potato fries
35 – 45 Minutes
These protein-packed vegetarian patties put ordinary beef burgers on notice.
- ½ cup rainbow quinoa
- Burger spice blend (granulated garlic - cumin - coriander)
- 2 sweet potatoes
- ½ teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
- 1½ cups cooked black beans
- 3 scallions
- 3 ounces shredded carrots
- 2 pasture-raised organic eggs
- ½ cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- 1 head baby iceberg lettuce
- ¾ cup roasted red peppers
- 4 whole wheat buns
- Sun Basket creamy Parmesan blend (mayonnaise - Parmesan - Dijon mustard - salt - black pepper)
Before searing the burgers, you can test the seasoning of the patty mixture by cooking 1 tablespoon or so in a small frying pan over medium-high heat on the stove top, then season the remaining mixture if needed.
Cook the quinoa
- In a fine-mesh strainer, rinse the quinoa.
While the quinoa cooks, prepare the sweet potatoes.
Roast the sweet potatoes
- Scrub or peel the sweet potatoes. Trim the ends and cut the potatoes in half lengthwise, then cut each half lengthwise into ½-inch-wide wedges.
While the sweet potatoes roast, make the burgers.
Prep the burgers
- Rinse the black beans; set aside 1 cup for smashing.
- Trim the root ends from the scallions; finely chop the scallions.
Add the carrots, eggs, quinoa, scallions, panko, and remaining whole beans. Season generously with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Using wet hands, form the mixture into four 1-inch-thick patties.
Cook the burgers
Prep the garnishes; toast the buns
- Trim the root end from the lettuce; tear the leaves into burger-size pieces.
- Scrape off any seeds from the roasted peppers; thinly slice the peppers.
- Rinse the quinoa.
- Rinse and measure out the black beans.
- Smash the black beans.
- Tear the lettuce.
- Assemble the burgers.
Nutrition per serving: Protein: 26g (52% DV), Fiber: 14g (56% DV), Total Fat: 29g (45% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 12g (60% DV), Cholesterol: 105mg (35% DV), Sodium: 890mg (37% DV), Carbohydrates: 78g (26% DV), Total Sugars: 11g, Added Sugars (Whole wheat buns contain trace amounts of sugar): 0g (0% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Contains: milk, soy, wheat, eggs