These Black Bean Quinoa Burgers are a healthy vegetarian & vegan burger loaded with protein and bold flavour! These burgers are easy to make and can be enjoyed with any of your favourite toppings!

black bean quinoa burgers

The best veggie burgers

I love a good burger. If you ask me, a burger is like the ultimate sandwich. There’s something so satisfying about biting into a delicious burger squished between two buns and loaded with yummy toppings. I love a good veggie burger, like my Chickpea Veggie Burgers, and now, we have another burger to join the party.

Well, say hello to my new favourite summer burger! These Black Bean Quinoa Burgers are completely vegan, (no egg needed) and gluten-free! They’re also mega healthy and loaded with protein.

Black beans are a super healthy option to use in a veggie burger. They’re loaded with a ton of fibre, potassium, vitamin B6 and protein.

Ingredients you’ll need

  • Black beans: you can use canned beans, or prepare the beans from dried beans.
  • Quinoa: this recipe uses cooked quinoa
  • Gluten-free breadcrumbs: you can also use ground oats or crackers
  • Onion: a small-medium onion
  • Garlic: three cloves
  • BBQ sauce: you can also use Ketchup or tomato paste
  • Spices: to season
  • Olive oil: Helps bind everything together and adds a bit of richness to the burger
black bean quinoa burgers

How to make these black bean quinoa burgers

Drain and rinse the black beans, cook the quinoa and add them to a food processor with your breadcrumbs or ground oats. Next roughly chop an onion and three garlic cloves, then add those to the food processor with the seasoning.

Pulse a few times just until everything comes together. There should still be a few small chunks left.

ground black beans and quinoa in a food processor

Use your hands to form the patties. Then bake in the oven or grill (on a bbq pan) on the BBQ.

Some great topping options for these burgers

Some flavours that would pair really well with these burgers are fresh greens and savoury spreads!

Fresh greens: thinly sliced cucumber, butter lettuce, or sunflower sprouts would work well.

Savoury spreads: add some dijon mustard, relish, vegan garlic aioli, or even a vegan mayo to add some creamy texture.

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

  • Don’t over pulse these burgers in the food processor. You don’t want them to be completely mushy, you want to still have some texture in them. Just give it a few pulses until the burgers come together.
  • Taste the burger mixture before baking and adjust seasoning if needed. Some brands of black beans may be saltier than others, so taste the mixture before cooking and adjust as you need.
  • Most veggie burgers are notorious for falling about on a grill top, but you could grill these on a bbq tray. You could also cook them in a frying pan, or just stick to the traditional recipe and bake these up in the oven!
  • I use gluten-free breadcrumbs in these burgers, but you can use any type of breadcrumbs you have on hand or even ground oats.

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black bean quinoa burgers

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black bean quinoa burgers

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 46 burgers 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These black bean and Quinoa burgers are loaded with flavour and can be enjoyed baked in the oven or on the grill! 


Scale

Ingredients

  • 2 cup black beans
  • 1 cup quinoa (cooked)
  • 1 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs (can sub ground oats) 
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 
  • 1 tbsp bbq sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Your favourite buns & toppings 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a pan with parchment paper.
  2. Mix all the burger ingredients together in a food processor until well combined
  3. Using your hand form the mixture into 4-5 patties, placing them onto the baking pan.
  4. Brush each patty with some olive oil.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  6. Serve on a bun with your favourite burger condiments!

Notes

Don’t over pulse these burgers in the food processor. You don’t want them to be completely mushy, you want to still have some texture in them. Just give it a few pulses until the burgers come together.

Taste the burger mixture before baking and adjust seasoning if needed. Some brands of black beans may be saltier than others, so taste the mixture before cooking and adjust as you need.

Most veggie burgers are notorious for falling about on a grill top, but you could grill these on a bbq tray. You could also cook them in a frying pan, or just stick to the traditional recipe and bake these up in the oven!

I use gluten-free breadcrumbs in these burgers, but you can use any type of breadcrumbs you have on hand or even ground oats.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6th recipe
  • Calories: 356
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 227g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Protein: 18g

Keywords: Veggie burger, vegan burger, black bean burger