It is about time that I made some homemade veggie burgers again. I have noticed that I've lately quite often purchased ready made vegan or vegetarian burgers and that just isn't acceptable for me in the long run. So a new batch had to come along, some of it was instantly frozen for future use.
These burgers containing black quinoa, roasted bell peppers, black beans and different spices are quite tasty and nutty. Here are the simple instructions for making them.
2 bell peppers
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup black quinoa
2 garlic cloves
1 can black beans
1 tsp vegetable stock powder
½ cup breadcrumbs
Vegetable oil for frying
Burger buns + salad + tomatoes + cheese + whatever else you would want to serve the burgers with
Cut the peppers into a few large bits, brush them with olive oil and roast until soft. After the roasting, purée the peppers into a paste.
Cook the quinoa in water for about 20 minutes or until done.
Chop the onion and garlic finely and cook them soft in olive oil. Add the beans to the onion and then season with ground coriander, ground cumin, chilli flakes and salt to taste.
Add the cooked quinoa and the pepper paste into the pan and cook everything together for a few minutes. Let the mix cool down and then add the breadcrumbs and egg.
Shape burgers from the mix and fry them on both sides in hot vegetable oil.
Serve with your favourite veggie burger toppings and enjoy!