I used a hard sheep's cheese that I got at the farmer's market over the weekend (which is absolutely amazing), but any cheese will do (if you choose to add cheese). If you didn't have leftover Latin Quinoa, you could easily use any leftover quinoa. Just make sure to season it with flavors you enjoy. I recommend that the quinoa be at least a day old, it helps keep the burger together.
Prep Time: < 5 minutes
Serves: Makes about 8 patties
- 2 cups of leftover Latin Quinoa and Black Beans
- 3 eggs, whisked
- 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup freshly grated cheese
Heat a large skillet to medium heat. Spray the pan with some olive oil.
Mix the quinoa mixture with the eggs and combine well. Add the breadcrumbs and the cheese to the quinoa mixture and mix until well incorporated. The mixture should be slightly loose. If you prefer a denser burger, you can add some more bread crumbs.
To make the burgers - take 1/3 cup of the mixture and form into a 1/4 inch thick patty. Place on to the skillet and then continue to make the other patties. About 4 should fit into the pan. Let it cook for about 5 minutes (or until brown on one side) and then flip the burger. Press down slightly and let it cook for another 5 minutes or until it is cooked all the way through. Serve on a bun or over some mixed greens.