• 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 14 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • ½ cup chopped re-hydrated dired mushrooms or ½ cup fresh, chopped (I find re-hydrated works best for this though)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 4 tbsp flour (regular, potato or rice works)
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Oil for cooking burgers.
  • Buns if making burgers, plus fixings of choice (tomato and onion slices, lettuce, condiments)
  • Tortillas if making burritos, plus fxings of choice (sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, salsa, avocado and don't forget the hot sauce)
  • Marinara sauce, cooked pasta of choice and extra grated cheese if making 'meatballs'
  • Salt and pepper
  1. In a large bowl empty the drained, rinsed beans and smash with a fork.
  2. You can leave a few chunks but it should be a similar texture to chunky refried beans.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients up to the cayenne (excluding the eggs)
  4. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  5. Stir in egg.
  6. If making burgers, form into 6-8 balls about the size of small oranges.
  7. When ready to cook heat a bit of oil in your fry pan and add the number of burgers to be cooked.
  8. With a spatula flatten the balls.
  9. When browned on one side, flip and brown the second side.
  10. Top with your fave burger fixings and enjoy
  11. If making burritos, first heat the tortillas in a fry pan until soft.
  12. Spread each formed ball along the centre of each tortilla.
  13. Fold ends in them roll the other two sides.
  14. Wrap each in foil until ready to cook.
  15. Heat bbq grill or grill pan and place each buritto on the grill.
  16. Cook for about 5 minutes per side.
  17. Carefully unwrap and serve with your fave toppings.
  18. If making 'meatballs', form bean/quinoa mixture into smaller balls and brown lightly in some cooking oil
  19. Serve on cooked pasta and heated marinara sauce.