Black Bean Burgers

Jalapeños are the most popular chile peppers in the US. This is probably due to the availability and versatility of the chile. Jalapeños have a balanced combination of flavor and heat. The demand for these have caused breeders to develop a broad range of varieties.

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1 tsp olive oil
½ cup onion, diced
1 clove garlic, chopped
¼ cup red pepper, finely diced
1 jalapeno, finely diced
1 cup kale, finely chopped
½ tsp ground cumin
½ cup cooked quinoa
1 ½ cups black beans, drained and mashed
2 Tbsp sunflower seeds, minced
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Brown rice flour, as needed

Over medium heat sauté onion, garlic, jalapeno and red pepper in oil until softened. Add kale and cook until softened.
Combine all ingredients together to form dough. Add brown rice flour as a binder, if needed.
Shape dough into 6 burger patties and lightly dust with brown rice flour.
Fry in a small amount of oil until golden on each side or bake for 20 minutes at 400 F.

Optional: finish burgers on the grill and serve in gluten-free bun.