Pinto Bean Burgers
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup quinoa
1/2 a chopped red onion
3 cloves minced garlic
2 1/2 cups cooked pinto beans
1 1/2 tsp paprika
2 tsp cumin
3 tbsp chopped cilantro
3 tbsp cornmeal + more for dipping
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
*Cook quinoa in water according to package instructions. Cool.
*Saute onion, and garlic in olive oil. Add mashed pinto beans, paprika, and cumin. Stir well.
*Place in a large bowl along with quinoa, cilantro, salt, pepper and 3 tbsp cornmeal
*Form into patties and roll in remaining cornmeal.
*Place in fridge for 30 minutes to firm.
*Heat olive oil in frying pan on low/medium and cook burgers for 5-6 minutes per side.
*This is where I placed them back in the fridge for the rest of the afternoon and bbq'd them to warm at dinner time.