Ahhh, my homemade black bean burgers were such a hit around here that I gave another thought to my recipe and tried, once again, something new. This time it is white bean, quinoa, and spinach burgers with Indian spices. And let me tell you, they were also a big hit!!!! So filling, healthy, and easy to make I just have to share it with you all.
White Bean And Spinach Burgers
15 oz. can cannellini beans
1/2 yellow medium onion
2.5 oz. of fresh baby spinach
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1 large egg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. tumeric
1 tsp. garam masala
First, you must drain and rinse your beans.
Then put your quinoa on to cook. Cook according to the package.
While this is cooking, rough chop 1/2 your onion and spinach. Toss them into a pan for a quick cook, just until the spinach wilts.
In your food processor put your garlic cloves and your cooked onion/spinach mixture. Give this a quick blend to finely chop.
Next, and highly important, take a bunch….maybe two bunches of paper towels and squeeze this mixture until all the moisture is drained out.
In a medium size bowl, place this mixture and your beans and give them a rough smash with a fork or a potato smasher.
Meanwhile, when your quinoa is done cooking add this to the food processor and give this a few pulses to grind it a bit smaller.
Then add this to the bowl, along with the spices and the egg.
Last, score the top to divide into four large burgers. Form them and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet pan and place them in the freezer for 2 hrs. to firm up.
For storage wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and place them into a freezer bag/container.
When your ready to prepare them, place them on a tin foil lined baking sheet sprayed well with non stick spray. Bake them at 450 for 15-20 minutes per side. They will be delicate but will brown nicely.
Serve and Enjoy.