Anne's daughter Emma came up with this recipe for her favorite vegetarian meal. These patties freeze well which makes for dinner in a snap. The Salt-n-Pepa blend is full flavored with a little snap of heat. Works perfectly with the black beans and onion.
1 can black beans
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/2 cup grated onion
2 tsp Salt n Pepa
Drain the black beans but do not rinse them. Reserve 1/4 of the can of beans. Mash the remaining beans with a potato masher or fork. Add the reserved beans and remaining ingredients. Form into 4 patties. Place in freezer for 15-30 minutes.
Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add a drizzle of Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil to the pan. Sear the burgers until golden brown on one side. Turn carefully and reduce the heat to low and continue to cook until the burgers are browned and heated through.
Serve on whole grain buns with avocado, lettuce, tomato and onion.