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Go Home for Lunch! Recipe: Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers

Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers: yields 6

Ingredients:
2 cans black beans, rinsed and strained

1 shallot

1 chopped
 garlic clove, minced

1 – 2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Salt & pepper to taste

Zest & juice of lime

2 teaspoons Madison’s Original Hot Sauce
1 1/4 cup cooked quinoa

2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:
1. To cook the quinoa, add 1 cup rinsed quinoa to 1 ¼ parts liquid. Bring to a simmer; reduce to low and cover, cooking around 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit covered for an additional five minutes. Set aside and let cool completely.

2. To prepare the burgers, add 1 ½ black beans, shallot, garlic, spices, lime zest, juice and Madison’s Original Hot Sauce into the bowl of a food process fit with a steel blade, processing until mixture is a coarse, chunky puree and transfer to mixing bowl. Set aside.
3. Add remaining beans, cooked quinoa and tomato paste and stir together. Shape the mixture into 6 patties and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes or longer. Over medium heat, add olive oil and patties. Cook 3-5 minutes per side.

4. Serve on top a butter leaf lettuce cup, slice of beef steak tomato and garnish with micro greens and a drizzle of Madison’s Original Hot Sauce.