The 4th of July is almost here and that means lots of grillin' summer fun!
On the latest episode of The Healthy Voyager's Global Kitchen, I had the pleasure of having Nick Loeb, founder of Crunchy Condiments, stop by and help me make Vegan Buffalo Black Bean Quinoa Burger! Perfect for your July 4th celebrations and fun meals all year long!!
All American Vegan Buffalo Black Bean Quinoa Burger
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup quinoa
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup bread crumbs (gluten free, if desired)
1/2 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 cup minced onion
1-2 large clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 flax egg (1 tablespoon ground flax seeds mixed with 2 tablespoons water until gel-like)
3 tablespoons high heat oil (if not using a grill)
Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Roughly mash the black beans with a fork leaving some whole black beans in a paste-like mixture.
Mix the quinoa, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, cumin, celery seed, salt, pepper and flax egg into the black beans using your hands.
Form the black bean mixture into 4-6 patties, depending on size.
Heat the oil in a large skillet to medium heat. If using a grill, heat to medium temperature. Cool burgers for 2-3 minutes each side, brushing the buffalo sauce mixture (below) all over the patties for the last 2 minutes of cooking. Make sure they are heated all the way through.
Assemble and dress how you like. Enjoy!
8 tablespoons hot sauce
8 tablespoons vegan butter
1 1/2 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
salt to taste
Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan, and over low heat bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and then turn off.
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