Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers
red bell pepper
extra-virgin olive oil
chopped frozen spinach
GF oat flour
Preheat oven to 375 F .
Add 1c water + 1⁄2c quinoa to small saucepan. Bring to a boil, turn heat to low. Cook 20-25 mins. Set aside to cool.
Finely chop 1⁄4 yellow onion + 1⁄2 red bell pepper + 1⁄2 jalapeno (seeds removed).
Chop ~3 cloves garlic for ~1T. Slice 2 avocados.
Heat 1T oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chopped 1⁄4 onion and cook for a few minutes, stirring often.
Add remaining chopped veg (1⁄2 bell peppers, 1⁄2 jalapeño, and ~1T garlic); cook until the onion is translucent, ~2 minutes.
Add 1c spinach, thawed and all liquid drained/ removed, and mix together. Cool.
In a large bowl, add 1 can rinsed and drained black beans; mash with a fork, leaving some texture.
Add cooked quinoa, sautéed vegetables, 1 egg, and spices (1tsp salt, 1tsp smoked paprika, 1⁄2tsp cumin, 1⁄2tsp pepper, and 1/8tsp cayenne, optional).
Mix until combined, then add 1⁄2c oat flour. Stir.
Form 4-6 patties depending on desired size.
Place black bean quinoa burgers on parchment lined baking sheet; bake for 10 minutes.
Flip burgers, then bake for ~20 minutes more, or until browned and crispy.
Serve burgers in lettuce wraps topped with avocado.