These quinoa and black beans veggie patties are delicious!!! I love to make veggie patties as they are easy to make and so nutritious. You can eat them just like that or as veggie burgers. I don’t eat bread so I always eat my veggie patties by themselves with a side of veggies or with a salad.
All you need is a food processor and a cookie sheet to bake the patties. You could also fry them in a pan but baking them is much healthier and you will still get the crunchy part of the patty – it will just not be fried.
These patties are very nutritious. They are a great source of vitamins, minerals, proteins and fibers. I used dry, white quinoa, that I cooked with water. I used organic canned black beans but feel free to bake your own beans if you prefer. The sweet potato is used as a binding agent and to add flavors as well.
These lovely veggie patties are vegan, gluten and soy-free. They are great for children too!
- ½ cup dry quinoa
- 1 cup water
- 1 organic can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and chopped (about 3 cups)
- 1 cup cilantro, chopped
- ½ red onion, chopped
- 1 large clove garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- ½ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- Cook the quinoa: In a saucepan, combine quinoa and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the water is all absorbed.
- By the meantime, boil or steam the sweet potatoes until tender.
- Preheat oven to 400F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a food processor, combine the cooked quinoa, sweet potatoes, black beans, and the remaining ingredients. Process for a few seconds or until you get a nice texture. Do not over process; you want to see pieces of the ingredients in the patties.
- Form patties with your hands and place them on the cookie sheet. You will be able to make about 6-8 patties, depending of the size of the patties and depending of the size of your cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 40 minutes. You don't need to flip the patties.