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Black Bean and Quinoa Burger

  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Resting Time: 12 hours
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 hours 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Moderate
  • Diet: Vegetarian


You will agree that this is a flavorful plant-based burger, packed with lots of protein as well as fiber to keep you full and satisfied.


Units Scale
  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • water
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt, divided
  • 1 (15 oz) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste (a combo of ketchup & BBQ would work too)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup frozen corn
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup oat flour


  1. Place the quinoa in a small saucepan with 3/4 cup of water.
  2. Set the saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low, cover the pan, and cook for 10-15 minutes until the water is absorbed and the quinoa is cooked.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  5. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small pan over medium heat and add the onion and garlic.
  6. Add ΒΌ teaspoon salt and sautΓ© until onions are softened, 5-6 minutes.
  7. Place the mixture into a large bowl.
  8. Add black beans to the bowl and using a potato masher or fork, mash together until a pasty mixture forms.
  9. Stir in the tomato paste, egg, corn, cilantro, cumin, and remaining ΒΌ teaspoon salt.
  10. Stir in the cooked quinoa, oats, and oat flour until well-mixed.
  11. Form the mixture into 6 equal patties, compacting them well with your hands as you form them.
  12. Place the patties on a baking sheet, cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least a few hours or overnight.
  13. When ready to eat, preheat the oven to 400 F or heat a griddle to medium-high heat.
  14. If baking, spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and place the patties on the sheet cook for 10-12 minutes until the patties are golden brown and crispy.
  15. Carefully flip the over and cook another 10 minutes.
  16. If using a griddle, heat for 4-6 minutes per side or until slightly golden.
  17. Serve patties on toasted buns with lettuce.


Prepared, tried, and tested by Mona from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs.Β 


  • Serving Size: 2 patties
  • Calories: 157
  • Sugar: 1.7 g
  • Sodium: 297.4 mg
  • Fat: 2.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.8 g
  • Fiber: 5.8 g
  • Protein: 7.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.3 mg

Keywords: Black Bean, Quinoa, Burger

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