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Quinoa Burger

This vegan quinoa burger recipe is easy, healthy and packed with protein. There's no food processor required and it comes together in one bowl
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 231kcal
Author Yumna Jawad

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup uncooked quinoa
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 15 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 3 oz tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Burger buns and toppings of choice

Instructions

  • 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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Notes

Storage: Store the patties in an airtight container for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until warmed through.
Freezing Instructions: You can freeze the quinoa burgers before cooking by placing them on a baking sheet in the freezer. When frozen, transfer to an airtight container or freezer bag and keep for 3 months.
Baking Instructions: Place the patties on a greased baking dish and bake for 15 minutes at 400°F. Then flip and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
Substitutes: For best results, follow the recipe as is. However here are some common substitutes that would work well in this recipe.
  • Instead of quinoa, you can use cooked brown rice instead.
  • Instead of black beans, you can use other types of beans like pinto beans or kidney beans.
  • Instead of breadcrumbs, you can use panko breadcrumbs or all-purpose flour or almond flour. This helps to bind the burger and give it structure.
Recipe Inspiration: This recipe adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. It does not include the bun or the toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 963mg | Potassium: 653mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3.9mg