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Black Bean Quinoa Burger

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

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


  • 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.
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Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 613mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 7g