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black bean and quinoa burger

Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers

  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: 4 burgers 1x



1 cup cooked quinoa OR a brown rice and quinoa blend – they both work great!

1, 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided

1/4 cup finely chopped shallot

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon paprika

Toppings of your choice: Lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, etc.


Cook your quinoa according to package directions and set aside.

Add the black beans to a mixing bowl and smash them until they look like a bean dip with a few chunks of bean left whole.

In a small skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, shallots, and garlic. Saute for 2 minutes. Add this to the beans.

Add the salt, cumin, paprika, and quinoa to the bowl with the beans and mix everything together.

Form 4 balls and then shape into burger forms.

If making ahead: Wrap each one in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator or in a freezer bag.

If making now: In medium or large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and let it heat until it shimmers. Carefully place the burgers in the skillet – you will hear a sizzle and this give your burger a nice crust.

Heat for 3-4 minutes on each side until heated through.

  • Author: Sarah
  • Prep Time: 25
  • Cook Time: 8

Keywords: vegan, burgers, black beans, quinoa, BBQ