Loaded Quinoa Veggie Burgers
1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
1 carrot, diced
1 shallot, diced
2 cloves garlic
15 ounces can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup Italian seasoned dried breadcrumbs
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoons olive oil
In a small pot, bring 3/4 cup water to a boil. Add quinoa, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook until liquid is absorbed, 12 to 14 minutes; set aside.
In a food processor, pulse carrot until finely chopped. Add cooked quinoa, shallot, garlic, beans, breadcrumbs, egg, cumin, salt, and pepper; pulse until combined but still slightly chunky. Form the mixture into four even patties.
In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium; cook burgers until browned on each side, about 8 minutes per side.