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Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time 40 mins

Servings 8


3/4 cup cooked quinoa

1/2 large red onion finely chopped

1 can black beans low-sodium, drained and rinsed

1 cup mushrooms chopped finely

1/2 cup raw walnuts, chopped

4 small cooked beets (such as Love Beets brand) -sliced/chopped thin

1 tsp cumin powder

1/4 tsp each salt and pepper

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp chili powder or red pepper flakes


Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and add nonstick spray or a small amount of oil. Add the onion and sauté until soft (~5 minutes), sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Next, turn up the heat to medium and add the mushrooms and walnuts. Season with another sprinkle of salt and pepper and cook about 3 minutes.

Remove mixture from heat and add in black beans and mash with a fork.

Next, transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and add the quinoa, beets, spices and mix well.

Set mixture in the fridge to chill while your oven preheats to 375 degrees F.

Coat a baking sheet with nonstick spray or olive oil. Form mixture into roughly 8 patties and place on baking sheet. Bake patties at 375 F for a total of 30-45 minutes, flipping very carefully halfway.