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Vegetarian Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

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

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 large burgers 1x
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  • 14oz canned black beans, low sodium, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 TBSP minced garlic
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp 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, 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 one side, or until golden before flipping and cooking for an additional 3-4 minutes. 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. 

Recipes Notes:

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

Nutrition Information:

  • Serving Size: 1 veggie burger
  • Calories: 166
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 351mg
  • Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 37mg