Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

These vegetarian Quinoa Black Bean Burgers are high in protein and fiber and low in fat and cholesterol.

Moist and tender Quinoa Black Bean Burgers made with black beans, quinoa, vegetables all topped with a chipotle mayonnaise

Whether you’re a vegetarian or not, these Black Bean Burgers will hit the spot!  

Moist and tender Quinoa Black Bean Burgers made with black beans, quinoa, vegetables all topped with a chipotle mayonnaise

Where’s the beef?  Alive and well and hangin with their friends on a ranch somewhere!  Trust me!  You won’t miss the beef in these black bean veggie burgers at all!  These black bean veggie burgers are light and delicious and as far as this simple chipotle mayo goes…. it takes the flavor of these Quinoa Black Bean Burgers over the top!

Moist and tender Quinoa Black Bean Burgers made with black beans, quinoa, vegetables all topped with a chipotle mayonnaise

HOMEMADE BLACK BEAN VEGGIE BURGERS RECIPE 

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Onion
  • Red pepper
  • Garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Black beans
  • Quinoa
  • Bread crumbs or cracker crumbs
  • Egg
  • Buns or brioche rolls
  • lettuce, tomatoes and red onion

HOW TO MAKE VEGGIE BURGERS

  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Cook the onion, red pepper and garlic
  • Pulse the black beans in a food processor
  • Mix the quinoa, vegetables, black beans and bread crumbs together with egg
  • Form into patties and refrigerate 
  • Cook the patties on the stove or a grill
  • Toast the buns and dress with the Chipolte Mayo and garnish with lettuce, tomato, red onion and extra cilantro

Most recipes for veggie burgers call for you to mix in enough bread crumbs until the mixture isn’t sticky any more. Well, that gives you a heavy and dried out veggie burger.  You’ll only want to add enough crumbs, whether bread or cracker crumbs, into this mix to help hold these veggie patties together, then they’re refrigerated for about 30 minutes or so until they hold firm.  These black bean veggie burgers hold together and maintain their shape perfectly in a pan as well as on a grill.

HEALTHY DINNER RECIPES 

Originally published 5.2015 – updated 9.2019

Moist and tender Quinoa Black Bean Burgers made with black beans, quinoa, vegetables all topped with a chipotle mayonnaise
Yield: 4 - 6 servings

Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Whether you're a vegetarian or not, these Black Bean Burgers will hit the spot!  

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, minced
  • 1/2 cup red pepper, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans
  • 1 cup cooked white quinoa
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs or cracker crumbs
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 4 - 6 buns or brioche rolls
  • lettuce, tomatoes and red onion
  • For the Chipotle Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Best Food Real Mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons adobo sauce

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat.  Cook the onion and red pepper until soft, then add the garlic and cook for another minute.  Set aside to cool.
  3. Add the black beans to the food processor and pulse until they break up a bit.  Add to the large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the quinoa, cooked vegetable mixture, bread or cracker crumbs and cilantro to the mixing bowl.  Add the egg.  Mix either with your hands or a wooden spoon until the mixture is well blended.
  5. Form into 4 - 6 patties and place on a parchment lined plate and place in the refrigerator.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour until the patties are firm to the touch.
  6. Heat the remaining oil in a large pan over low heat and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until browned on one side, then carefully turn over and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes on the other side.
  7. Then bake in the oven for another 10 minutes.
  8. Toast the buns and dress with the Chipolte Mayo and garnish with lettuce, tomato, red onion and extra cilantro.
For the Chipotle Mayo

In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise and adobo sauce until blended and creamy.  

One Response to “Quinoa Black Bean Burgers”

  1. Toni Rivard — June 29, 2015 @ 7:52 pm (#)

    I have to try these.  They look delicious.  I just saw these Nut Thins at the store the other day and wondered if they were good.  They look yummy.  I will get some and make these.  Thanks for all of your wonderful recipes and beautiful photos!!!  

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