Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

Main Dish Burgers Veggie

These vegetarian burgers are delicious! Your carnivorous friends will be impressed. My favorite way to serve is on a whole-wheat bun with garlic-lemon mayonnaise, fresh raw spinach, sliced tomato, and caramelized onions!

Servings per recipe: 5
Calories per serving: 245
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 35m


  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup minced yellow bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1   Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • 2   Roughly mash the black beans with a fork leaving some whole black beans in a paste-like mixture.
  • 3   Mix the quinoa, bread crumbs, bell pepper, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, hot pepper sauce, and egg into the black beans using your hands.
  • 4   Form the black bean mixture into 5 patties.
  • 5   Heat the olive oil in a large skillet.
  • 6   Cook the patties in the hot oil until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 10.6g 16%
    Saturated Fat 2.0g  
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 679mg 27%
Potassium 383mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 28.9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7.2g 29%
Protein 9.3g 19%
Sugars 1g  
Vitamin A 78IU  
Vitamin C 17mg  
Calcium 69mg  
Iron 3mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 3mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 56mg  
Folate 87mcg