Blackbean, Beetroot & Quinoa Patties

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Ingredients (2 serves):

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa

  • 1/2 large red onion (finely diced)

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped mushrooms 

  • 1 pinch each salt & pepper

  • 1/2 can black beans (well rinsed and drained)

  • 1 cup finely grated raw beetroot

  • 1 egg

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • 1/2 tsp chili powder 

  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1/4 cup almond meal


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and add some olive oil. Once hot add the onion and sauté, seasoning with a pinch each salt and pepper. When the onions are soft – about 5 minutes – turn up the heat to medium and add the mushrooms. Season with another pinch of salt and pepper and cook until the mushrooms and onions are slightly browned and fragrant – about 3 minutes.

  2. Mash the black beans with a fork.  Transfer the onions/ mushrooms into a bowl and add the beans, egg, spices, quinoa, beetroot, slowly add the almond meal and mix in when mixture is sufficient enough to turn into patties. 

  3. Heat a non-stick fry pan with some olive oil over medium heat. Shape the patties and cook for 5 minutes each side. 

  4. Serve on small paleo buns and top with greens, mustard, tomatoes, gherkins and some stir-fried vegetables on the side. Garnish with some basil.

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