Quinoa Black Bean Burger

By Hyrum Anderton

If you're looking for a great veggie burger, look no further than this quinoa and black bean burger.

Quinoa Black Bean Burger
  • Burger buns (if wanted, or use lettuce)

  • ½ cup quinoa

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 large egg

  • ¼ cup salsa

  • ¼ cup cornmeal

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

  • Toppings

  • 9 iceberg lettuce leaves (in the burger or use as wraps)

  • 9 tablespoons salsa

  • 1 large avocado, sliced into 9 slices

  1. Prep Time: 15 minutes

  2. Cook dried quinoa in water according to package directions.

  3. Puree 1 can black beans, ¼ cup salsa and egg in a blender or food processor until smooth.

  4. Pour cooked quinoa in a medium bowl; add pureed beans, remaining 1 can black beans, cornmeal, chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper and mix together until well blended.

  5. Form bean mixture into nine, ½-inch thick patties.

  6. Coat a large skillet or grill pan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add black bean patties and grill about 2-3 minutes per side, until slightly brown.

  7. Serve each black bean burger in lettuce wrap topped with 1 tablespoon salsa and an avocado slice.

  8. MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Confirm all ingredients are gluten-free and this recipe can be made gluten-free.

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size
1 burger
Calories 170
Suagar 3g
Carbohydrate 26g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Protein 8g
Cholesterol 20mg
Fat 4.5g
Sodium 215mg
Saturated Fat .8g
Potassium 445mg

quinoa black beans burger

2 replies

Kats49 2014-06-14 15:22:09 -0500 Report

perfect way to get the protein needs for your body while enjoying a burger with the meat eaters