quinoa black bean burger

Vegan Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

Dr. Gorman’s Recipe Pick:  Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

These quinoa black bean burgers are easy to make and will fill you up.  You can eat them with a bun or use lettuce in place of the bread.  If you are not restricting dairy, go ahead and melt some cheese on it during the last minute of cooking.  You can make these sweet potato fries as a delicious side dish to round out your meal!


  • 1 can of black beans (15-ounce size)
  • 1-2 tsp of chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp of salt or to tastequinoa black bean burger
  • ¾ cup of cooked quinoa (follow instructions on package)
  • ¾ cup of shredded carrots
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or ghee

Select the burger toppings of your choice such as lettuce, tomatoes, onions and avocado slices


  1. Drain and rinse the canned black beans.
  2. Place the black beans, chili powder, salt, cooked quinoa, and carrots in a food processor
  3. process for 3-4 minutes or until everything is combined.  Mixture should hold together.
  4. Heat the olive oil/ghee in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Form 4 patties out of the bean mixture and place in the pan.
  6. Reduce heat to medium
  7. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side.
  8. Serve the bean burgers on a bun or lettuce with lettuce, tomato and avocado, along with fresh herbs or sliced onion if desired.

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