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Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

"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!"
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35 m servings 245 cals
Original recipe yields 5 servings (5 burgers)


  • Calories:
  • 245 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 10.6 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 28.9g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 37 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 679 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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This is the best vegetarian burger I've ever made! When I cook with quinoa, I usually use 1 part Quinoa to 2 parts water, so I double-checked the website where this recipe originated. It calls f...

Most helpful critical review

My family found these really flavorless and quite dry.

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This is the best vegetarian burger I've ever made! When I cook with quinoa, I usually use 1 part Quinoa to 2 parts water, so I double-checked the website where this recipe originated. It calls f...

I used 3/4 of a cup of quinoa and got 8 regular sized patties, but I actually think 1/2 cup of quinoa is enough. I put them in the oven at 400 for 30 min. and they came out crunchy and tasty. I ...

I was so excited about making these. This is my first attempt at making a veggie burger and they turned out great. Only made some small changes: I always use chicken stock instead of water to co...

Awesome! I substituted oatmeal for bread crumbs...otherwise I made them as written.

Big Hit! These veggie burgers turned out better then any store bought variety, and even though I'm not a vegetarian (the boyfriend is) these were very satisfying. As others suggested I used oats...

These are delicious and forgiving. Used green pepper (all I had) and rolled oats in place of bread crumbs (what I had). Chopped up some parsley and cilantro and added that for some color. Bak...

This is a fabulous recipe! I read several reviews/suggestions first to help me adapt what I had on hand, and the recipe is, as pointed out by several, totally forgiving. I doubled the cooked qu...

I decided to make these burgers because I had most of the ingredients, I love black beans and I'm trying out quinoa recipes. All I have to say is they are absolutely delicious! I made them for ...

These were the best bean burgers ever (way better than any I'd ever purchased or made myself.) You could make this to suit your own tastes, or to use what you have on hand. I subbed a can of or...