Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

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I typically spend my Sundays planning our meals for the week. One of our favorite vegetarian recipes is Quinoa Black Bean Burgers. They have great flavor and are a hit with the whole family. The recipe calls for hot sauce but I don’t find that it is too spicy. Enjoy!

Serve over salad or on a bun
Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

1 15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
¼ cup quinoa
½ cup water
½ cup quinoa flakes (you could also use bread crumbs)
2 tbsp minced onion
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 ½ tsp ground cumin (can substitute with 1 tbsp of taco seasoning)
½ tsp salt
1 tsp hot pepper sauce (I have also used a couple tbsp of salsa here as a substitute)
1 egg
olive oil (or coconut or canola oil)


  • Put quinoa and water in a saucepan and cook according to package directions.
  • Roughly mash the black beans in a large bowl with a fork leaving some whole beans. This will make a paste-like mixture.
  • Mix the cooked quinoa, quinoa flakes, bell pepper, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, hot pepper sauce, and egg into the black beans.
  • Form the mixture into patties. I can usually get at least 6 patties out of it but it depends on the size that you make them.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet and cook the patties until heated through.
You can serve them on a bun like a hamburger or we like to have them over a salad with salsa, avocado and sour cream (or plain greek yogurt).

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*The original recipe came from allrecipes.com (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Quinoa-Black-Bean-Burgers/Detail.aspx) but I altered it slightly to suit my family.

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