Black Bean and Quinoa Burger with Chipotle Mayo Bento #30

by The ROXX Box on November 18, 2012

in Dinner ideas, EasyLunchboxes, Recipes, Teen/Adult Bento Lunches, Vegetables, Vegetarian Bento Lunches

Well today marks the end of my vegetarian week.  I will have to admit that it was a lot easier than I had imagined.  I found some creative ways to make tofu, and even managed to get my NON-TOFU EATING HUSBAND to say it was good.  So to wrap up my vegetarian week, I decided to make a black bean burger.  I added quinoa to it (because I have WAY TOO MUCH OF IT), and topped it off with some chipotle mayo.  Burger turned out to be really tasty.  I hope you enjoy it also!!!

Saute finely chopped onions and finely chopped sun dried tomatoes in 1 teaspoon canola oil until onions are transparent.

Next add 1/3 cup black beans, minced garlic, creole seasoning to onions, and mix well.

Add 1/2 cup vegetable stock, worcestershire sauce, salt/pepper (to taste) to pot and allow to simmer until almost all of the liquid is evaporated.

What mix look like after most of the liquid is evaporated.

Place mix and add 1/3 cups cooked quinoa in food processor and blend until smooth.

Remove pureed mix from processor and add to a bowl.  Add 1/3 cups for black beans and 1/3 cups of cooked quinoa to pureed mix and form into patties.  The consistency will be a little moist.  Place in a 350 degree preheated oven and cook until crispy on top (about 20-30 min).

This is what the burger should look like when done.

Place burger on a lightly toasted whole wheat bun and top with fresh spinach, sliced tomatoes, sliced avocado, and chipotle mayo.  Serve with a corn, black bean, and red peppers, and cilantro medley.

“My” Easylunchbox with the black bean burger.

Black Bean and Quinoa Burger with Chipotle Mayo


2/3 cups black beans divided (drained and rinsed)

2/3 cups cooked quinoa (divided)

1/2 cup finely chopped onions

1 tablespoon sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 cup vegetable stock

1/4 teaspoon worcestershire sauce

creole seasoning (I used Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning)

salt/pepper (to taste)



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