Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

Serves 9

Ingredients

  • Burger patties:
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Toppings:
  • 9 iceberg lettuce leaves
  • 9 Tbsp salsa
  • 1 large avocado, cut into 9 slices

Preparation

  1. Cook dried quinoa in water according to steps on the package.
  2. Puree 1 can black beans, the egg and 1/4 cup salsa in a blender until smooth.
  3. Pour cooked quinoa in a medium bowl; add pureed bean mixture, remaining can of beans, cornmeal, chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper (optional). Mix together until all ingredients are well combined.
  4. Form bean mixture into nine 1/2-inch thick patties.
  5. Coat a large skillet or grill pan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add black bean patties and grill for 2-3 minutes per side or until browned on both sides.
  6. Serve each patty in a lettuce leaf topped with 1 tablespoon of salsa and a slice of avocado.

Nutritional Information per Serving

  • 170 Calories
  • 4.5 g Fat
  • 20 mg Cholesterol
  • 215 mg Sodium
  • 26 g Carbohydrate
  • 8 g Fiber
  • 8 g Protein

Source: Diabetes.org

Photo credit: Kim Dodge / Flickr

Not every recipe on our site is appropriate for every person with diabetes. Please follow the recommendations of your doctor, dietitian or nutritionist.

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