Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

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These burgers make up a complete vegetarian protein, and are both delicious and low fat. Add all your burger fixings to your bun, serve, and enjoy.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
33 mins
Total Time:
53 mins
4 servings


  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or as needed, divided

  • 1 small red onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 cup frozen corn

  • teaspoon chili powder

  • teaspoon ground cumin

  • teaspoon ground cayenne pepper, or to taste (Optional)

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 eggs

  • cup dry bread crumbs


  1. Combine water and quinoa in a pot. Bring to a boil; simmer until water is absorbed, 10 to 15 minutes.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion is translucent and soft, about 5 minutes. Add corn, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Cook and stir until corn is defrosted, about 5 minutes.

  3. Mash beans in a bowl using a fork. Add quinoa and corn mixture; mash until well combined. Add eggs; mix well. Stir in bread crumbs. Form mixture into 4 flat, round patties.

  4. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a skillet; cook patties until golden brown, about 4 minutes per side.

Cook's Note:

If the consistency of the patties is too wet, just add more bread crumbs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

352 Calories
12g Fat
49g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 352
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 555mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 620mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.