Chef Kim's recipe: 9 Burgers or 18 Sliders

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - Chef Kimberly Brock-Brown prepares 9 Burgers or 18 Sliders!


      Burgers {} 1/2 cup quinoa 1 cup vegetable stock 2-15 ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained 1 large egg

      1/4 cup red bell peppers chopped

      1/4 cup onions chopped 1/4 cup salsa 1/4 cup cornmeal 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

      Toppings 9 Romaine lettuce leaves (to use as wraps or Multi Grain Buns) 9 tablespoons salsa 1 large avocado, sliced into 9 slices


      1. Cook quinoa in Vegetable Stock according to package directions.
      2. Puree 1 can black beans, 1/4 cup salsa and egg in a blender or food processor until smooth.
      3. Pour cooked quinoa in a medium bowl; add pureed beans, remaining 1 can black beans, cornmeal, chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper and mix together until well blended.
      4. Form bean mixture into nine, 1/2-inch thick patties.
      5. Coat a large skillet or grill pan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add black bean patties and grill about 2-3 minutes per side, until slightly brown.
      6. Serve each black bean burger in lettuce wrap topped with 1 tablespoon salsa and an avocado slice or on a toasted multi grain bun.