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Black bean quinoa burgers are a great gluten free Cinco de Mayo food option, or a quick and easy vegetarian dinner any time of the year. Mexican spices kick up the flavor of this delicious dish!
The theme for this week’s #SundaySupper is Kids in the Kitchen, so I have Mexican Black Bean Quinoa Burgers with Homemade Guacamole for you.
I was excited about this theme, as it is such a great way to get kids to try new things, and a great activity to do together for both fun and learning. Though I must admit, it does present a challenge for me. I enjoy trying to get The Bug in the kitchen with me. But he has the attention span of, well, a very active two-year old boy, and his other nickname is Mr. Grabby-pants. He wants to grab and touch and examine EVERYTHING. So when I am working with knives or hot surfaces, it is a bit more of a challenge to have him “help” me. Though I keep trying, because I really think he has an interest. He loves to play in his little kitchen and cook for me. Every time we go anywhere that has a play kitchen, he is ready to whip up a meal. And you have seen the photos – he loves food.
So for this #SundaySupper, I wanted to find a recipe that he could definitely help with, and that he would love. Mexican food is his absolute favorite, especially guacamole. Another new favorite are burgers. Well, he wants to grab everything, and he also wants to taste test any food item he sees, so raw meat was not an option. But then I saw these Black Bean & Quinoa Veggie Burgers from The Foodie Physician, and I knew they would be perfect. We could make those with some homemade guac, and he could help with all of the mixing and mashing. I also thought it would be great to share this week because maybe not all kids love quinoa or black beans, but put it in burger form, and the little ones may be more willing to try these new foods.