Vegetarian Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

black bean burger on pretzel bun with kale, red tomato and cheese, sitting next to fries on black slate

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Vegetarian Quinoa Black Bean Burgers for a delicious plant based veggie burger anyone will love. Easy recipe and gluten free friendly.


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  • 14 ounce can black beans, low sodium, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/4 cup whole grain flour (gluten free, all-purpose, or whole wheat white)
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 large egg


  1. In large skillet over medium high heat add oil, diced onions and minced garlic to hot pan. Cook onions and garlic until fragrant, stirring occasionally for 4-5 minutes. Transfer to heat-safe bowl and place in fridge to cool.
  2. Meanwhile add drained/rinsed black beans to large bowl and mash with fork or potato masher. Add cooked quinoa, cooled onion-garlic mixture, flour, spices, salt and egg. Stir or mash until well combined and place mixture in fridge to chill for 30 minutes (up to overnight) – this will help the burger patties hold together better while cooking.
  3. Using a 1/3 cup measuring cup, scoop burger mixture and shape with hands. You should get about 5  burger patties.
  4. In large skillet over medium heat, spray with oil if using cast iron pan, then place burger patties in pan without crowding. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side or until golden. Transfer cooked patties to tray and allow to cool slightly for 5 minutes before assembling buns. This will also help set the burgers a little more.
  5. Assemble burgers with favorite toppings, buns or even as a salad topper. 


Nutrition calculated based on 5 burgers, without bun and toppings.

recipe slightly updated for better results while flipping burgers.


Keywords: veggie burgers, black bean burger, quinoa burger