Sunday, March 31, 2013

Veggie Burger-Quinoa and Roasted Red Pepper

I discovered a great new recipe blog called How Sweet It Is.  Beautiful photographs and many new recipes to try out. I found this one for  Quinoa, Roasted Red Pepper, and White Bean Burger. I like to have some vegetarian recipes (other than pasta) up my sleeve for our meatless friends and family.  Plus it's nice to do something different every so often.

1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed ( I did about a cup of dried beans)
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers
3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon flour
3 tablespoons olive oil
favorite bun or pita bread

Mix together bread crumbs and spices in a separate small bowl. 

Mash up cooked beans into a large bowl. Add quinoa, peppers, garlic and mixed till combined. Add in egg and bread crumb mixture. Once combined add in the flour. Shape into balls and then flatten.

Heat up skillet with olive oil and place patties in carefully. Cook on each side till crispy (about 5 minutes).

Serve with your favorite condiment -ketchup, mayo, aioli (something I have to try some time). 

Don't forget the bacon!

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