Quinoa Black Bean Burger

Quinoa Black Bean Burger

Don’t be afraid of this healthy "veggie burger." It is delicious and packed with fiber and protein. Beans are one of the healthiest carbohydrates you can choose, and this recipe is a great way to work them into a meal.

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Servings
    9 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 burger
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

9 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 burger
  • Amount per serving Calories 170

  • Total Fat 4.5g
    • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Cholesterol 20mg
  • Sodium 220mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
    • Dietary Fiber 8g
    • Total Sugars 3g
  • Protein 8g
  • Potassium 450mg


  • quinoa
    1/2 cup
  • water
    1 cup
  • black beans (15-ounce each, rinsed and drained)
    2 can
  • large egg
  • salsa
    1/4 cup
  • cornmeal
    1/4 cup
  • chili powder
    1 tsp
  • cumin
    1/2 tsp
  • cayenne pepper ((optional))
    1/4 tsp
  • iceberg lettuce leaves ((to use as wraps))
  • salsa
    9 tbsp
  • large avocado (sliced into 9 slices)


  1. Cook dried quinoa in water according to package directions.

  2. Puree 1 can black beans, 1/4 cup salsa and egg in a blender or food processor until smooth.

  3. Pour cooked quinoa in a medium bowl; add pureed beans, remaining 1 can black beans, cornmeal, chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper and mix together until well blended.

  4. Form bean mixture into nine, 1/2-inch thick patties.

  5. Coat a large skillet or grill pan with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add black bean patties and grill about 2-3 minutes per side, until slightly brown.

  6. Serve each black bean burger in lettuce wrap topped with 1 Tbsp. salsa and an avocado slice.

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    DING, DING DING!! Another winner. Be sure when making your patties you pat the air pockets out. I got lazy on the second batch and they started to fall apart. (We still ate them, YUM) Great flavor.