The idea of a vegan quinoa burger for meat eaters may seem strange. Why bother making something vegan if you can have the real deal? Because it tastes soooo good, you guys!
Ok, maybe that’s not enough of a reason for you haha. But for me, I don’t like to eat red meat too often. And I like surprising my body with new textures, new tastes and hey, new protein sources. Because you know this quinoa burger is loaded with non-meat protein power. Each patty has 10 grams of protein. And it’s only 200 calories per patty!
So why not switch it up with some non-meat stuff for your protein bite? It’s literally quinoa, black beans, tomato paste and breadcrumbs. And I also season it so it doesn’t just taste like quinoa, black beans, tomato paste and breadcrumbs mashed together. It’s a powerhouse patty not only packed with protein, but also fiber and flavorrrrr. To me, it beats any of the frozen packaged quinoa burgers you find in the freezer isle.
How to make quinoa burgers
I start by mashing rinsed/drained black beans. I mix that with the quinoa, tomato paste, seasoning and breadcrumbs.
It makes 4 good size patties.
Then I grill the patties for a few minutes per side to get the quinoa burgers lightly crispy and cook through the inside of the patty so it’s not mushy. You can also bake them if you’d like!
Here’s why you’ll love this quinoa burger
You don’t need a food processor. It’s all done in one bowl and a handy spoon/fork!
It’s loaded with protein and fiber, so no excuse for snacking between meals or after dinner!
It doesn’t fall apart when you’re cooking it
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This vegan quinoa burger recipe is easy, healthy and packed with protein. There's no food processor required and it comes together quickly in one bowl!
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Quinoa Burger, Vegan Burger
Author: Yumna Jawad
1 15ozcan black beansrinsed and drained
Burger buns and toppings of choice
In a small pot, cook the quinoa with water and add salt to taste. Bring a boil, cover and simmer for 14 minutes. Uncover and fluff with a fork.
In a large bowl, add the rinsed black beans and mash the bean fully with a fork or potato masher. Add the cooked quinoa to the black beans, then add the tomato paste, all the seasoning and the breadcrumbs. Form four patties.
Heat olive oil in a grill pan, place the quinoa burgers in the pan and fry over medium heat for about 4 minutes per side.
Build a burger with your favorite buns and toppings.
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