Quinoa Burger

What you need:
1 cup dry quinoa, 2 cups water (or 3 cups cooked quinoa)
2 jalapenos, (substitute 3 veggies from a pickled vegetable mix)
2 carrots, roughly chopped
3 stalks celery, roughly chopped
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups oats
1 tablespoon paprika
2 tablespoons garlic powder or minced garlic
pinch salt (used raw pink salt or 1/4 t. smoked salt)
Binder:  use egg replacer (1 1/2 tsp Ener-G & 2 tbsp water) or 2tablespoons ground flax soaked in 3 teaspoons water
oil, as needed (organic cold pressed olive oil. coconut oil, or grapeseed oil.

What you do: 
1. To begin, add quinoa to pot with water, and bring to boil. Cover and simmer until done, about 15 minutes. Or, put into rice cooker.
2. Put pickled veggies, carrots, celery into Ninja blender. Grind into small bits.
3. When quinoa is cooked, put beans, veggie bits, and oats into same bowl and squish with a big spoon. Add spices and garlic.  (David smashed with a meat cleaver, Donna used her hands.)
4. Add flax, or egg replacer, and mash all ingredients (except oil) together. Form into patties. Cook in oil until golden on each side.

Preparation Time: ~15 minutes
Cooking time: ~45 minutes
Servings: 10


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