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Nourishing Quinoa and Bean Burger

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Prep

15 minutes

Cook

35 minutes

Yield

6

Baby it is BBQ Party season and I am damn excited! This Vegan Black Bean Burger recipe are the perfect addition to your next gathering and I promise you that they will be the star of the show. They are super delicious, nutritious, and easy to follow! When asked about these babies you can ensure all your guests that they are made from natural food, vegetarian + vegan and even recommend the recipe for their plant-based diet recipes collection!

Burger in the forefront with quinoa in the back

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Vegan Black Bean Burger

  • Nourishing: These Vegan Black Bean Burgers are loaded with healthy, nutrient-rich ingredients
  • Vegan: This recipe is vegan-friendly but it’s good for the whole family
  • Flavorful: These burgers do not lack flavor. They’re so good and perfect for the summer

🍲 Ingredients

Lentils – This recipe I made with my fav, Bob’s Red Mill’s lentils and quinoa for their #RedMillAndBlue celebrations for the 4th of July. These ingredients serve as a great base to bind the burgers together and are loaded with health benefits for your plant-based diet. Their lentils are one of my go-to’s in my pantry. Lentils are used extensively in Indian cooking and can be thrown into soups, curries, salads, and more. They also serve as a great base and nutrient source in vegan, plant-based cooking.

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Quinoa – I used Bob’s Red Mill’s Quinoa for their #RedMillAndBlue celebrations for the 4th of July. Quinoa is a source of complete protein and a good source of dietary fibre. It’s naturally gluten-free, and is great in any vegan diet. Some of the benefits of quinoa are:

  • One of the most protein-rich foods you can eat
  • Contains almost twice as much fibre as most other grains
  • Contains iron
  • Rich in magnesium
Vegan black bean burger on a cutting board

👩‍🍳 How to Make a Vegan Black Bean Burger

  1. Preheat your oven to 375F
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment and spray with coconut oil or olive oil – set aside
  3. Into a food processor add all the ingredients for the burger patties. Blend till smooth, the mixture should almost stick together. Using a 1/2 cup mould begin shaping your patties. You can add a bit of coconut oil and bread crumbs to the 1/2 cup to avoid sticking, then smack down the mold and release your patty on the baking sheet. Once you have all your patties shaped then pat them down gently to flatten them for even cooking.
  4. Cook in the oven for 30-35 minutes and flip them halfway through. You want them nice and golden brown. You can also cook on a BBQ, on a cast iron or Tin foil for 10 minutes a side.
  5. In the meantime prepare all your fixings, toast your buns, and make your thousand islands

🪄 Tips and Tricks

  • Add your sauce to the bottom bun then the rest is free for all
  • Prepare the patties in advance. You can even freeze some between wax paper to have them available to go throughout the summer

🗒 Best served with

👝 How to Store Leftovers

Store the extra burger patties and toppings separately in the fridge for up to 4 days. You can also freeze the patties by placing them between wax paper, and having them ready-to-go for that busy summer night.

🤔 Common Questions

Are veggie burgers healthy?

When you are making your own they definitely can be. When buying in the store, they can vary. Make sure to read the ingredient list for wholesome, whole ingredients.

How do you bind a veggie burger?

This can vary. If you aren’t vegan, you can use an egg. For this recipe, the oil helps the burgers hold their shape.

Nourishing Black Bean Burger and Thousand Island Dressing

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Burgers + Dip
Cuisine Plant-Based
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

For the Burger Patty:

For the Burger:

  • seed bun – use what you like!
  • fresh tomato
  • butter lettuce
  • fresh sprouts
  • jalapeno havarti – by daiya or cheese of choice
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Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375F
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment and spray with coconut oil or olive oil – set aside
  • Into a food processor add all the ingredients for the burger patties. Blend till smooth, the mixture should almost stick together. Using a 1/2 cup mould begin shaping your patties. You can add a bit of coconut oil and bread crumbs to the 1/2 cup to avoid sticking, then smack down the mould and release your patty on the baking sheet. Once you have all your patties shaped then pat them down gently to flatten them for even cooking.
  • Cook in the oven for 30-35 minutes and flip them half way through. You want them nice and golden brown. You can also cook on a BBQ, on a cast iron or on Tin foil for 10 minutes a side.
  • In the mean time prepare all your fixins, toast your buns and make your thousand island.
  • TIP: add your sauce to the bottom bun then the rest is a free for all! ENJOY!
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!
Ellen

5 stars
Love making this for my home daycare children! They scarf it down, I double batch the recipe and freeze some ‘dough’ unmade to patty up later. Works like a charm!

Maria Koutsogiannis

oh wow, ellen! That makes me so happy!!!

Ardith Stephanson

Can you freeze these to cook later? Or should they be cooked and then frozen?

Maria Koutsogiannis

either works! but I also opt for cooking then freezing!

home

Great quinoa bean burger recipe. The recipe you shared delicious and tasty. Thanks for sharing.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you!!

Mariah

Best bean burgers I’ve made so far! I’ve tried at least ten recipes by now. Can’t wait to try more from you!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YESSSS! THANK YOU SO MUCH BEAUTY! PLEASE LEAVE A RATED REVIEW IF YOU FIND A MINUTE X

Summer and Ernie Luri

These have to be the BEST bean burgers we have tasted!! They are easy to make and combined with the Thousand Island Dressing Maria posted, they are absolutely delicious.. Some sliced avocado on top also adds a nice flavor. Make extra and freeze the cooked patties to reheat later. YUM!! Thanks Maria for so many tasty vegan recipes!!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

YES!!! I am legit in love with these burgers. Like I swear by them. I am so happy you agree. Thanks for sharing your love here hun xxx

Kali Diatrofi

Appreciate your sharing this post. I like your blog
very much and i am a huge fan of it. This is my first
time posting here. I like this so much that I even shared on Twit.
Thanks again for the excellent contribution.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for sharing!

Martina

Sounds delicious, but where is the thousand islands recipe?🤔

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