Blackbean Veggie Quinoa Burgers

 

Veggie burgers are incredibly hard to perfect. Unlike a traditional beef burger – which requires little to know structural help – their veggie counterparts rely on a complex ratio of beans to grains to vegetables to ensure that it does not fall apart either on the pan or in the hands of the diner. ┬áMost recipes enlist the aid of rice or oats to bind the burgers together but theses carbohydrates often create a gummy or mushy end product. To avoid this common problem, this recipe from Love and Lemon nixes those heavier grains in favor of quinoa. Not only does cooked quinoa provide the burger patties with the structural integrity they need, it also “beefs” up the protein content. The combination of black beans, beats, walnuts, and red quinoa create a burger that is just as filling (if not more) than a regular old beef burger. Piled high with crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and the condiments of your choice, these burgers would impress even your most carnivorous friends. Plus, we’l never say no to the healthier indulgence!

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Claire is a 21 year student hailing from New York City. She is currently in her senior year at Hunter College, where she is finishing up her English Degree. When she's not at school, she can usually be found working behind the counter at her local bakery. Claire loves to cook and spends an embarrassing amount of time looking up recipes for every dish imaginable. She is particularly fond of trying new dishes and believes that the best way to connect with people is through sharing food. Google