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Veggie Protein Burgers

1/2 cup dried kidney beans

1/2 cup uncooked quinoa

2 cups fresh water

veganburger1 green onion, finely diced, including the tops

1 tsp salt, divided

1/2 tsp black pepper

2 tsp cumin

1 tsp oregano

1/4 tsp sage

dash garlic powder

dash cayenne

1/4 cup corn starch

1 Tbsp olive oil

Put kidney beans in a bowl with cold fresh water and let soak for 4 to 5 hours.

In a large saucepan, put soaked beans, uncooked quinoa, and water over medium heat, bringing just to a boil, turning heat immediately to very low, and simmer, covered for 20 to 30 minutes or until the kidney beans are tender and water is absorbed; remove from heat and let cool.

Once cooled to room temperature, put kidney bean and quinoa mixture into a bowl, then add all the remaining ingredients.

Using a pastry cutter or potato masher, start mashing mixture together until it has the consistency of hamburger.

In a large heavy skillet, heat a little frying oil over medium heat.

Form patties out of mixture, packing firmly.

Set patties in skillet and fry until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side.

Serve on buns with condiments as you would any burger, or alongside a salad.

** you can use canned beans

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