So how was everyoneâ€™s long 4th of July weekend?Â Mine was pretty greatâ€¦Â Â Â Lots of grilling, hanging out with friends, baseball and drinking lots of beer!
Now, how was everyoneâ€™s Tuesday, July 5th?Â ::Groans::Â Thatâ€™s what I thoughtâ€¦ itâ€™s going to be a long 4 day week!
To celebrate this weekend, I made my famous black bean quinoa burgers. Kevin and I pretty much live on these during the Summer.Â You can get 6 to 8 good size burgers out of the recipe and they make a great quick meal during the week â€“ especially weeks like this one, where you know youâ€™re not going to feel like cooking after you get home from work!
1/2 cup Quinoa, cooked per instructions
1 can Black Beans
1 cup Bread Crumbs
1/4 cup Tahini
1 Large Carrot, grated
1 chopped Jalapeno
1/2 cup chopped Red Onion
1 Tsp Adobo Seasoning
1. Cook quinoa per instructions on box and set aside.
2.Â Mash black beans with a fork â€“ or, if you have a food processor, a couple pulses in the food processor will make this a really quick process.Â Mix in quinoa, bread crumbs, tahini, carrot, jalapenos, red onion and Adobo.Â I usually do the veggies through the food processor too!Â Form the mixture into patties.Â I normally get between 6 and 8.
3. Grill those bad boys!
Hereâ€™s mine, served with my Southwest Quinoa Salad, Vegetarian Ranch Beans with faux meat crumbles and pickle!
Have a great week, everyone!Â The weekendâ€™s just a few more days away!