Saturday, 9 July 2016

Black Bean & Quinoa Patties

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1 540ml tin of black beans ( or approx 1 cups of dried, soaked & cooked )
1 cup roasted green chick peas ( or store bought dried chick peas )
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 roasted red pepper ( jarred or homemade )
1 flax egg ( see below )
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp salt
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp Cajun spice 
**use organic when possible 
Yield approx 8-10 portions


Make flax egg. 1 tbsp flax meal + 3 tbsp warm water. Mix together and let it sit to allow the mix to gel up while you combine all the other ingredients.
Mince garlic or slice. I do this so the garlic is more evenly distributed through out the mix. Otherwise I find it just chops into large chunks.
Add all ingredients to your mixer/processor except for 1/2 of the black beans.
Pulse untill it's mixed to your consistency. Add the rest of the black beans and pulse only a few times.
Let the mix sit for about an hour or even overnight. I let mine set for an hour then shaped them into patties and then froze them.
When you are ready to cook them, heat a pan on medium low. Once it's heated add a little oil and cook about 4-5 minutes per side.
Serve them how ever you wish.

I served mine on a little oil & mustard vinegarette, topped with homemade vegan cheese and homemade marinated veggies. Both the cheese & veggie recipes were abdapted by and my version is also on the blog. 
Gotta say this was so good. 
Hope you enjoy!

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