125g of cooked quinoa
1 tsp salt
2 medium carrots
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp Oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp chilli powder
Pinch black pepper
1 can (400g) Cooked butterbeans or beans of choice
100g bread crumbs
Juice of 1 lemon
3 tbsp Spicy Barbecue sauce (see recipe below)
2 tbsp milled flax seeds
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
4 tablespoons tamari/ soya sauce
2 tablespoons tomato puree
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons oil
4 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons maple syrup/agave syrup
Sun Dried tomato pesto
A few leaves of Lettuce
1 large Tomato
1 Red onion
6 soft burger buns
Grate carrots finely. Diced onions and peel and finely chop garlic. Roughly chop the walnuts. Peel the garlic for the Chilli barbeque sauce
In a large frying pan on high heat add 2 tbsp oil. Add the onions and carrot along with a pinch of salt and fry for 4-5 mins or until the onions start to brown.
While these are frying quickly make your BBQ sauce by simply adding all ingredients to a blender and blending till smooth. Remove and leave the BBQ aside.
Back to the frying onions and carrot. Add the chopped garlic, cumin seeds, walnuts and fry for a further 2 mins. Remove from the heat and add to a large bowl
Drain and rinse the butter beans add to the large bowl along with the breadcrumbs, lemon juice, flax seeds, cooked onion bean mix and 3 tbsp chilli barbecue sauce. Use a potato masher and mash till beans are broken down and mix well until it comes together.
Divide into 6 equal portions and shape into burgers
In a frying pan on high heat add 2 tbsp oil, add 3 burgers to the pan. spread 1/2 tbsp of the chilli barbecue sauce on top of each burger while they cook on the bottom. Cook for 2 mins or until browned on the bottom and turn over. Again add 1/2 tbsp of chill barbecue sauce on top of the burgers and cook for 1-2 mins until browned on the bottom. Turn over and cook lastly for 1 min.
Repeat for the remaining burgers.
Serve in a toasted bun with fresh sliced tomato, some vegan mayo, some lettuce, and some Happy Pear Sun-dried tomato pesto.