Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Lesley Baradel
Black Bean Quinoa Burger
Black Bean Quinoa Burger

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers are a great veggie burger option packed with protein.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Vegetarian & Vegan
Servings 6 burgers
Calories 323 kcal


  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 small onion roughly chopped, 1 cup
  • 6 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes drained, about 1/4 cup
  • 1 15-ounce can black beans no salt added, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 2 tsp garlic minced, about 4 cloves
  • 1 tsp steak seasoning eg. Montreal Steak seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 6 whole-grain hamburger buns


  • Stir together 1 ½ cups water and quinoa in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 15 minutes, or until all of the liquid is absorbed. This should yield about 1 ½ cups cooked quinoa.
  • In a food processor, put the onion, sun-dried tomatoes, ½ of the beans, the garlic, steak seasoning, black pepper and ¾ cup cooked quinoa. Blend until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the remaining beans and ¾ cup cooked quinoa.
  • Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray well with cooking spray. Form the bean and quinoa mixture into 6 burger patties. Cook the patties in the pan about 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Flip using a wide spatula. Respray the pan between batches.
  • Serve black bean quinoa burgers on hamburger buns with your favorite condiments and toppings.


Chef’s Note: These burgers are soft in the middle and have a different texture than a meat hamburger but have lots of flavor. Double the recipe to make extra and freeze for quick lunches or dinners another time.


Calories: 323kcalCarbohydrates: 61gProtein: 14gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 613mgFiber: 9gSugar: 7g
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Lesley Baradel

We (Lesley and Ann) first met years ago while training for Ironman Wisconsin. Our paths crossed again at Georgia State University while studying to become registered dietitian nutritionists. Over the years, our paths kept crossing and we soon discovered that we shared a love for menu planning. This blossomed into My Menu Pal where we help the food industry up their nutrition game to become their customer's nutrition hero.
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