Black Bean & Quinoa Veggie Burgers

Black Bean & Quinoa Veggie Burgers

These flavorful plant-based burgers are packed with plenty of protein and fiber to keep you feeling full and satisfied.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Southwest
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 237 kcal



  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cans black beans (15.5 oz each), drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 large egg or flax egg*
  • cup cooked corn
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon minced chipotles in adobo
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats, ground into crumbs

Cilantro Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1 cup reduced fat or nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons minced chipotles in adobo + 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from the can
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  • 8 multigrain hamburger rolls lightly toasted
  • Avocado slices, tomatoes and cilantro leaves for topping (optional)
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  1. Place the quinoa in a small saucepan along with 1 cup of water. Bring the water to a boil then reduce heat to medium low and cover the pan. Cook 10-15 minutes until the water is absorbed and quinoa is cooked. Remove from heat.

  2. Heat the oil in a small sauté pan over medium heat and add the onion and garlic. Sauté until onions are softened, 5-6 minutes. Place the mixture in a large bowl. Add approximately 1½ cans of black beans to the bowl and using a potato masher or fork, mash all of the ingredients together until a pasty mixture forms.

  3. Stir in the remaining beans along with the tomato paste, egg, corn, cilantro, chipotles, cumin and salt. Stir in the cooked quinoa and ground oats until evenly distributed.

  4. Form the mixture into 8 equal patties, compacting them well with your hands as you form them. Place the patties on a baking sheet, cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.

  5. To make the yogurt sauce, puree the yogurt, chipotles, adobo sauce, cilantro, lime juice, and honey together in a mini food processor until smooth.

  6. When ready to eat, preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray and place the patties on the sheet. Cook 10-12 minutes until the patties are golden brown and crispy, then carefully flip the over and cook another 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can pan fry the patties in a skillet with a little olive oil. Serve the patties on the buns with the cilantro yogurt sauce and toppings of your choice.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is for the patties plus sauce.  

* To make a flax egg, mix 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons water in a bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken. Use in recipe in place of 1 egg.

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean & Quinoa Veggie Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 817mg 34%
Potassium 535mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 3g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 4.7%
Vitamin C 8.2%
Calcium 9.1%
Iron 18.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.