|10 min||10 min||6|
|2 can (15oz)||Black beans, canned (rinsed and strained)|
|1 medium egg||Egg white|
|1 1/4 cup||Quinoa, cooked (cooked as per package directions)|
|1 clove(s)||Garlic (minced)|
|1 medium shallot(s)||Shallots (chopped)|
|1 whole lime(s)||Lime juice (fresh)|
|1 whole lime(s)||Lime peel (zest)|
|2 tsp||Hot sauce (gluten free)|
|2 tsp||Chili powder|
|1/4 tsp||Salt and pepper (to taste)|
1. Reserve 1/2 cup black beans and set aside.
2. Add the remaining beans, shallot, garlic, spices, lime zest, juice and hot sauce into the bowl of a food processor fit with a steel blade. Process until the mixture is the texture of a very chunky puree. Transfer this mixture to a mixing bowl.
3. Cook quinoa according to package directions
4. Add the reserved beans, cooked quinoa and egg white and stir together with the pureed mixture using a spatula
5. Shape the mixture into 6 patties and chill in the fridge for at least 1/2 an hour, more if you have time.
6. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the patties to the pan. You may have to do this in batches depending on the size of your pan. Cook them until browned, about 3 - 5 minutes per side.
if you want to make these to freeze for later times, you can complete all steps up to making patties and put the tray in the freezer, once frozen you can put them in portioned Ziploc bags
on a leaf of Boston lettuce and top with pickles and tomatoes
is very high in fiber, is a complete protein and low on the glycemic index scale and is also gluten-free
are high in fiber which may help to lower the amount of cholesterol in the blood decreasing the risk of heart disease