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Epic Black Bean Quinoa Burger

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 164
Protein 11g
Fat 3g
Carbs 28g
Total Time

Going meatless? Learning how to incorporate other nutrient-dense foods, beyond the usual ground chicken or beef or grilled salmon is a viable way to ensure your diet remains fresh. Like these black bean and quinoa burgers! They are packed with protein, carbs, veggies and spices to not only make you fall in love with burgers again, but also to help you feed that hard-earned muscle.

 

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Epic Black Bean Quinoa Burger

Ingredients

For 5 patties:

  • 15oz can black beans (drained)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/3 cup cooked corn
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ (or instant oatmeal if you have an allergy)
  • spray coconut oil
  • Seasonings: 1 tbsp smoked paprika, 1/2 tbsp cayenne, salt & pepper to taste.
Steps
  1. Mash black beans in a bowl using a mallet, or place them in a food processor
  2. In a large bowl, add of your ingredients and seasonings. Mix very well.
  3. Form patties using your hands. If the patties are too loose and wet, then add tablespoons of wheat germ or oats to make them more firm.
  4. If you are using an outside BBQ grill, then lightly spray the grill with coconut oil.  If you are cooking in a skillet, lightly spray a non-stick skillet with coconut oil.
  5. Enjoy with whole wheat hamburger buns or lettuce wraps for a lower carbohydrate option.

macros for 1 of 5 patties

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Calories
164
Protein
11g
Fat
3g
Carbs
28g
Sodium
-
Fiber
-
Sugar
-
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.