This recipe is AMAZING. I LOVE IT. 'Nuf said.
1 cup Quinoa, cooked according to package instructions
(you may wish to rinse the quinoa before cooking to remove any bitterness)
1 medium red onion, finely shredded
1 bunch cilantro, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely minced
2 cloves fresh garlic, minced
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed, then blended to a paste with a T of olive oil
3/4 t salt
1/4 t pepper
1/2 t cumin
1/2 t chili powder
fine bread crumbs
Put all items into a mincer/chopper and blend until smooth, excepting the onion, breadcrumbs and seasonings... you can fold the onion and seasonings in after the beans, quinoa, cilantro and jalapeno are well blended. Once everything except the breadcrumbs is mixed together, form the patties. Drop each patty into a bowl with the breadcrumbs and coat both sides. Fry in a pan with a little light olive, canola or vegetable oil.