1/2cupraw walnutscrushed or ground into a loose meal
Heat a large fry pan over medium-low heat and add some nonstick spray or a bit of olive oil. Once hot add the onion and sauté, seasoning with a pinch each salt and pepper.
When the onions are soft – about 5 minutes – turn up the heat to medium and add the mushrooms. Season with another pinch of salt and pepper and cook until the mushrooms and onions are slightly browned and fragrant – about 3 minutes.
Remove from heat and add black beans and mash roughly.
Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and add the quinoa, beets, spices and stir. For even more flavour, add a shake of worcestershire
Lastly, add the walnut meal a little at a time until the mixture is able enough to form into patties. Set in the fridge to chill,
Coat a baking sheet with nonstick spray or olive oil. Form mixture into roughly 8 patties.
Heat a non stick pan over medium heat lightly coated with olive oil. Cook until brown on both sides around 3 - 4 minutes each.
Serve on small buns or atop mixed greens with desired toppings.