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Spicy Butternut Squash & Black Bean Burger

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There's nothing quite like a messy burger, is there? I love them. And what I enjoy most about veggie burgers is the endless possibility of combinations. They are such a great way to increase your vegetable intake, even with veggies you might not like. And this burger is a favorite, because I do love butternut squash. This veggie burger is slightly sweet, earthy and pretty spicy. Oh, and vegan.

This recipe originally appeared on KQED's Bay Area Bites.

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Ingredients

 4 cups butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2 squares (saving the seeds)
 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
 ¼ cup quinoa
 ½ cup water
 ¼ cup red onion, minced
 3 cloves of garlic, minced
 1 serrano pepper, minced
 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
 2 tablespoons ground cumin
 ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
 ¼ cup pistachios, finely chopped
 1 tablespoon sea salt
 1 cup panko bread crumbs
 ½ cup cilantro, chopped
 Olive oil
Yields1 Serving
Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Prep Time15 minsCook Time55 minsTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

Instructions

1

Toss 4 cups of butternut squash with just enough olive oil to cover and place it in a baking dish. In a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees F, roast the butternut squash for about 45 minutes or until it is super tender.

2

Wash and clean the butternut squash seeds and then fry them in a small frying pan over a medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. When they just begin to brown, transfer them to a paper towel lined colander and finish them with sea salt.

Fried Butternut Squash Seeds 1

3

Bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil. Add 1/4 cup of quinoa, reducing it to a simmer and cover. Cook for about 10 minutes until the quinoa is tender.

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4

Add the roasted butternut squash to a large mixing bowl and mash. Add in 1 can of black beans and mash them too. Fold in the cooked quinoa, 1/2 cup of cilantro, 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 2 tablespoons of ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon of coriander, butternut squash seeds, 1/4 cup of pistachios, and salt.

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5

Lightly sweat 1/4 cup of red onion, 3 cloves of garlic and 1 serrano chile in a small sauce pan with one tablespoon of olive oil over a medium heat. Fold that into the mixture.

6

Fold in 1 cup of bread crumbs.

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Using a biscuit cutter, make your veggie patties. You don't have to do this but I am a bit anal retentive.

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9

Add one tablespoon of olive oil to a cast iron skillet and warm it over a medium-high heat. Fry the burgers til browned on each side, adding more oil as needed.

10

Enjoy!

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Ingredients

 4 cups butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2 squares (saving the seeds)
 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
 ¼ cup quinoa
 ½ cup water
 ¼ cup red onion, minced
 3 cloves of garlic, minced
 1 serrano pepper, minced
 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
 2 tablespoons ground cumin
 ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
 ¼ cup pistachios, finely chopped
 1 tablespoon sea salt
 1 cup panko bread crumbs
 ½ cup cilantro, chopped
 Olive oil

Directions

1

Toss 4 cups of butternut squash with just enough olive oil to cover and place it in a baking dish. In a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees F, roast the butternut squash for about 45 minutes or until it is super tender.

2

Wash and clean the butternut squash seeds and then fry them in a small frying pan over a medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. When they just begin to brown, transfer them to a paper towel lined colander and finish them with sea salt.

Fried Butternut Squash Seeds 1

3

Bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil. Add 1/4 cup of quinoa, reducing it to a simmer and cover. Cook for about 10 minutes until the quinoa is tender.

Quinoa 2

4

Add the roasted butternut squash to a large mixing bowl and mash. Add in 1 can of black beans and mash them too. Fold in the cooked quinoa, 1/2 cup of cilantro, 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 2 tablespoons of ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon of coriander, butternut squash seeds, 1/4 cup of pistachios, and salt.

Making Butternut Squash Burgers 1

5

Lightly sweat 1/4 cup of red onion, 3 cloves of garlic and 1 serrano chile in a small sauce pan with one tablespoon of olive oil over a medium heat. Fold that into the mixture.

6

Fold in 1 cup of bread crumbs.

Spicy Butternut Squash Black Bean Burger Mix 1

7

Using a biscuit cutter, make your veggie patties. You don't have to do this but I am a bit anal retentive.

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9

Add one tablespoon of olive oil to a cast iron skillet and warm it over a medium-high heat. Fry the burgers til browned on each side, adding more oil as needed.

10

Enjoy!

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Spicy Butternut Squash Black Bean Burger All 1

Spicy Butternut Squash & Black Bean Burger