These black bean quinoa burgers are a healthy vegetarian & vegan burger loaded with protein and bold flavour! You’ll love how simple they are to make!
Let’s kick off the weekend with some black bean quinoa burgers! Since we’re well into bbq season, I think it’s time to share a burger recipe. (Especially with father’s day coming up)
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. 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.
They start off with some black beans and quinoa, (duh, I’m sure you’ve gathered that much from the name of the recipe…) and then are loaded with bold flavour of onion, garlic, bbq sauce and cumin. They back pick flavour for a veggie burger!
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! They also hold up really well in a burger.
I haven’t actually tested out cooking these veggie burgers on a bbq since most veggie burgers are notorious for falling about on a grill top, but these burgers are pretty dense, so I have a feeling they would actually turn out great barbequed! You could also get a bbq tray to cook these on, which would work really well. Or you can just stick to the traditional recipe and bake these up in the oven…also delicious!
A few notes on this recipe:
These black bean quinoa burgers are made entirely in a food processor which makes them so easy to throw together! If you prefer having some more whole-bean pieces on your burger patties, add 1 cup of black beans to start, and the second cup of black beans at the end. Then just pulse them a few times to leave a few chunks.
You can also add any seasoning you want to these burgers. Cumin and chilli powder are essentials for me, but you can mix it up and add in any of your favourite spices and herbs!
I use gluten-free breadcrumbs in these burgers, but you can use any type of breadcrumbs you have on hand, or even oats would work well.
Some great topping options for these burgers:
- Pickled red onions
- sunflower sprouts
- vegan garlic aoli
- Thinly sliced cucumber
- Dijon mustard
If you’re interested in making picked red onions, budget bytes has a great quick and easy recipe for them here! They also look really pretty on the burger too!Print
A hearty and delicious veggie burger loaded with black beans and quinoa!
- 2 cup black beans
- 1 cup quinoa (cooked)
- 1 cup gluten-free breadcrumbs (or any breadcrumbs)
- 1 medium onion
- 3 garlic cloves
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a pan with parchment paper.
- Mix all the burger ingredients together in a food processor until well combined
- Using your hand form the mixture into 4-5 patties, placing them onto the baking pan.
- Brush each patty with some olive oil.
- Bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Serve on a bun with your favourite burger condiments!
Add any of your favourite seasoning or herbs to these burgers!