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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 quickly in one bowl!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
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 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

  • Recipe adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie
  • Nutrition information does not include the bun or the toppings. It’s only for the patty.
  • For 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:
    • If you prefer not to use quinoa, you can try cooked brown rice instead
    • You can substitute other types of beans for the black beans
    • Instead of bread crumbs, you can use panko breadcrumbs or all-purpose flour or almond flour. It helps to bind the burger.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | 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