Claire's Black Bean Burgers
2 15-ounce cans of organic black beans (drained)
1 sweet potato (roasted and mashed)
½ cup of quinoa flakes
Salt and pepper to taste
olive oil (for brushing tops of burgers)
one large bunch of chopped cilantro (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Put quinoa flakes and one can of black beans into food processor. Pulse until incorporated and mixed together (or mash by hand with a potato masher). Add the the second can of black beans and salt and pepper to taste. Continue to pulse until mostly mashed but still some whole and partial beans remain. Put mixture into a bowl and fold in the sweet potato until fully incorporated into the black beans and quinoa mixture. If using, add cilantro and fold into the mixture.
Scoop 9 patties onto a parchment-lined sheet pan. Flatten scoops lightly with figures. Brush each patty with olive oil and bake for 20 minutes. Flip patties and return to oven for another 10 minutes.
Serve with fresh cilantro, avocado, & tomato ---or any fixins' of your choice!