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Healthy Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

"Hearty yet Healthy Quinoa Black Bean Burgers make a delicious meatless meal, and they are easy and quick to fix. These vegetarian burgers are delicious! Your carnivorous friends will be impressed. My favorite way to serve it on a whole-wheat bun with garlic-lemon mayonnaise, fresh raw spinach, sliced tomato, and caramelized onions!"
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Keyword: Healthy Quinoa Black Bean Burgers, Quinoa Black Bean Burgers


  • Saucepan
  • Large Skillet


  • 1 (15 ounces) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1/2  cup of water
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup minced yellow bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp minced onion
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1  tsp hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's Red Hot(R))
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbsp olive oil


  • Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender, and the water has been absorbed about 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Roughly mash the black beans with a fork, leaving some whole black beans in a paste-like mixture.

  • Mix the quinoa, bread crumbs, bell pepper, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, hot pepper sauce, and egg into the black beans using your hands.

  • Form the black bean mixture into 5 patties.

  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet.

  • Cook the patties in the hot oil until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes per side.