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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Quinoa and Black Beans Patties


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Ingredients: 
1 can black beans rinsed and drained
1 cup cooked quinoa (if you are planning to cook the quinoa 1/4 cup raw quinoa yields approximately 1 cup cooked)
1/2 cup loosely chopped parsley with stalks removed
1/2 cup loosely chopped basil with stalks removed
1/2 cup loosely chopped rosemary with stalks removed
Note the herbs - basil, parsley and rosemary can be substituted with Italian seasoning approximately 2 teaspoon

3 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 cup chopped tomato
salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 cup bread crumbs

Preparation:
Heat a pan on medium heat with 3 tablespoon of oil.  When the oil is warm add fennel seeds.  When the fennel seeds darken add the chopped tomato, mix add the chopped herbs, mix, cover and cook for 4 to 5 minutes.  After the tomato is cooked add the rinsed and drained black beans, quinoa, add salt and black pepper and mix, add bread crumbs, mix nicely allow it to cool before making patties.  Makes 6 patties.

Heat a skillet with a little oil and fry the patties on both sides until brown.

Serve on a bun with vegan mayonnaise, tomato, lettuce or serve with your choice of ingredients. 



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