Black Bean Burger

1 can of Black Beans
½ cup of quinoa
½ cup of breadcrumbs
3 Tbsp of Maani’s Curried Chickpea Spice Blend
2 cloves of chopped garlic
1 onion chopped
2 green chili’s or jalapeno
1/4 cup of cilantro chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup diced green pepper
1/3 cup shredded carrot
1/3 cup diced mushrooms
2 Tbsp of Canola or Vegetable oil

Directions

  1. First cook quinoa according to package instructions. You can cook quinoa in vegetable broth instead of water for more flavor.
  2. Drain the can of Black Beans and blend in a nutribullet, food processor or blender and add 1 Tbsp of Maani’s Curried Chickpea Spice Blend.
  3. Heat the canola oil in a skillet over medium high heat and add the chopped onions, garlic, green chili’s, green peppers, carrots and mushrooms. Cook until the vegetables are soft.
  4. Add 2 Tbsp of Maani’s Curried Chickpea Spice Blend and mix together with the sautéed vegetables.
  5. In a bowl mix the cooked quinoa, black beans, cilantro, breadcrumbs, cooked vegetables, mix in salt and pepper and form burger patties with the black bean mixture.
  6. Heat a skillet over medium high heat and add 2 Tbsp of oil then place each black bean burger on the skillet and cook until each side is nice and brown.
  7. Assemble your burgers on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, siracha, ketchup, and cilantro yogurt sauce listed below.

Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

½ small onion chopped
2 cups of chopped cilantro
2 cups nonfat yogurt
4 Tbsp fresh mint chopped
3 Tbsp of lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine everything together and mix to make a smooth yogurt sauce.

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