Black Bean Quinoa Mushroom Burgers

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This past summer I discovered the best restaurant within a 100 mile radius of home! We were killing time in Milwaukee, and needed some place to eat dinner. After researching a gazillion healthy food options, we decided to give Cafe Manna in nearby Brookfield a try. The food was mind blowing! We ordered beverages, appetizers, entrees and desserts, without a single disappointment! We were in food ecstasy! Since our original visit in July, we have been back six times. I’m hooked on their “Tu-no Melt”, but my hubby is enamored with their Black Bean and Mushroom Burger. And this, my friends, is my take on their creation. The hubby promptly downed 2 burgers this evening, and declared them BETTER than the ones at the restaurant. Score one for me!

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I started with black beans…

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and then chopped mushrooms…

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Then I smushed them together. (And smushed IS A WORD spellcheck.)

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Next up, flax seed, cumin and salt…

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and some cooked red quinoa.

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Chop some onion…

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add a little worcestershire sauce!

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How about some freshly pressed garlic?

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Mix it all together.

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Form into patties and bake in the oven! Black beans really are not very photogenic. Good thing they taste better than they look.

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Assemble on a bun with all the fixin’s!

Black Bean Quinoa Mushroom Burgers

1 can black beans

1 T. ground flax seed

1/4 cup cooked quinoa (I used red quinoa)

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped mushrooms

1 clove garlic, pressed

1 T. worcestershire sauce

1/2 T. cumin

1 t. salt

 

Rinse the beans. Then smash with a fork, leaving some beans whole. Chop mushrooms and stir into the beans. Add flax seed, cumin, and salt. Stir. Then add the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Form into 4 patties. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, flipping 20 minutes into baking time.

Serve with tomato, kale, and avocado on sprouted wheat bun. Add veganaise and dijon mustard for an extra taste explosion.

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