This veggie burger is packed with veggie and quinoa goodness including lots of meatless protein. A great alternative to a beef burger and just as hearty and filling. It can be cooked on the grill or baked in the oven. The egg and cheese may be left out to make this recipe vegan.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Combine quinoa and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, place lid on saucepan, and cook until water is completely absorbed, about 15 minutes; Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

  • Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir carrots, celery, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, ginger, and mushrooms in the hot oil until softened, about 10 minutes; set aside to cool.

  • Mash kidney beans with a fork in a large bowl; add quinoa and the carrot mixture to the means and mix.

  • Mix dill, spinach, egg, bread crumbs, sesame oil, mozzarella cheese, salt, and pepper into kidney bean mixture; shape into 8 patties.

  • Brush the 1 tablespoon olive oil evenly both sides of each patty.

  • Arrange the patties into a large baking dish.

  • Grill on preheated grill until hot in the center, 7 to 8 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts

263 calories; protein 12g 24% DV; carbohydrates 31.1g 10% DV; fat 10.7g 16% DV; cholesterol 32.2mg 11% DV; sodium 336.1mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2012
This is AMAZING! I didnt have the kidney beans so i went without. I forgot to put the dill in the patties so I mad a dill mayonnaise mixture as a dressing and threw some sliced tomato on the burger. Make these-you will not be disappointed! Read More
(18)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/07/2012
I have never tried to make veggie burgers before and I was excited to have another meatless dish to add to our dinner rotation but I'm not sure I will try this again. The flavor is excellent but there were some serious drawbacks. There is definitely a lot of prep work to chop all of the vegetables. If you have a food processor it would save a lot of time to use that to mince everything. I also had a really difficult time getting the patties to stick together. I ended up with 11 patties because the patties were huge if I just divided the recipe into eight. We started out putting them on the grill on tinfoil (because I was afraid they would crumble) but I ended up just transferring them to a pan and frying them in a bit of butter because they were sticking to the foil and falling apart. If I do try them again I will add another egg to the mixture make the patties even smaller and just pan fry them in a bit of olive oil. Read More
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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2012
This is AMAZING! I didnt have the kidney beans so i went without. I forgot to put the dill in the patties so I mad a dill mayonnaise mixture as a dressing and threw some sliced tomato on the burger. Make these-you will not be disappointed! Read More
(18)
Rating: 3 stars
06/06/2012
I have never tried to make veggie burgers before and I was excited to have another meatless dish to add to our dinner rotation but I'm not sure I will try this again. The flavor is excellent but there were some serious drawbacks. There is definitely a lot of prep work to chop all of the vegetables. If you have a food processor it would save a lot of time to use that to mince everything. I also had a really difficult time getting the patties to stick together. I ended up with 11 patties because the patties were huge if I just divided the recipe into eight. We started out putting them on the grill on tinfoil (because I was afraid they would crumble) but I ended up just transferring them to a pan and frying them in a bit of butter because they were sticking to the foil and falling apart. If I do try them again I will add another egg to the mixture make the patties even smaller and just pan fry them in a bit of olive oil. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2012
my boyfriend and i absolutely loved this recipe! i made it the first time according to the recipe and have since just taken whatever veggies i have on hand and used those- it comes out great every time. totally worth the prep involved. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/13/2014
Wonderful well-rounded flavor! Lots of prep even with my mini chopper. Very sticky mixture so I wasn't able to fry them on the pan like some suggested. I decided on a mess free/leave the kitchen option (silicone cupcake cups). It worked beautifully and when I popped them out they were cute little cakes. I drizzled with nonfat yogurt with crushed garlic in it and served with asparagus. Enjoy this very yummy! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2015
Fabulous to freeze for lunches! The first time I made this said "never again!" - it took two hours or more to do all the chopping! But then I spent the next 6 weeks or so eating them one by one from the freezer for lunch those days I stopped at home to eat between jobs. I've since made a second batch and am borrowing a blender this weekend to speed the chopping for a third batch! (Note: I tried a borrowed "magic bullet" smoothie maker to chop things for the second batch but it just turned them to mush. I'm hoping the lower power/speed on a real blender will do it right.) I don't sub any ingredients and despite not liking dill pickles (the only other "dill" thing I've tried) I love these. One other note regarding texture: they do tend to fall apart but I eat them with a fork rather than trying to keep them on a bun so it's all good. PS: After using AR for years (from time to time) I actually joined just now so I could review this recipe. Yes I love it that much! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2016
This is an amazing meal. I didn't use all of the veggies or an egg and I also used black beans instead of kidney beans. One tip also is that I recommend not using a grill and instead you can use a pan and a little olive oil (so if the patties break apart they won't fall into the abyss of the grill). This is just what I did and you can make it differently otherwise this is an amazing burger also great if you don't eat meat and or animal products. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2012
This took a long time to make but it was great! Add extra egg as it doesn't stick together otherwise Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/07/2014
I loved that there were so many wonderful ingredients in this recipe. I figured it might take a little longer to prep than the estimated 30 minutes. It took me hours to get everything minced (and I even resorted it a food processor)! I finally made them into burgers and within minutes of going on the grill they fell apart. We were able to save some of them and we turned what was left into more of a hash on the stovetop. It tasted great!!! But it wasn't great enough for two hours of work and the disappointment of everything falling into the grill. Maybe it would have been better if I had just put them in a skillet from the beginning. At least the flavor was good!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2016
Nice veggie burger but challenging to handle. I added an extra egg and made the patties half sized.. that did help. I waited until I got a good crust on one side before I flipped them too. Next time I think I'll add some ground oats to see if this helps. I cooked on a stove top... might try baking next time as well Read More
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