• ½ Cup cooked black beans
  • 1 tsp. blackening seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (1 Cup)
  • 8 pretzel rolls
  • 1 Cup quinoa
  • ½ Cup fire-roasted stewed tomatoes, finely chopped


Stir together quinoa and 1½ cups water in small saucepan, and season with salt, if desired. Bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes, or until all liquid is absorbed. (Makes 1½ cups cooked quinoa.)

Meanwhile, place onion and tomatoes in medium nonstick skillet, and cook over medium heat. (Oil left on tomatoes should be enough to sauté onion.) Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until onion has softened.

Stir in ½ cup black beans, garlic, blackening seasoning and 1½ cups water. Simmer 9 to 11 minutes or until most of liquid has evaporated.

Transfer bean-onion mixture to food processor, add ¾ cup cooked quinoa, and process until smooth. Transfer to bowl and stir in remaining ¾ cup quinoa. Season with salt and pepper, if desired, and cool.

Preheat Indoor/Outdoor Grill on setting 4. Shape bean mixture into 8 patties (½ cup each), and place on grill. Grill for about 8 to 10 minutes or 4 to 5 minutes per side.

Serve on pretzel rolls with your standard burger condiments.