Vegan Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers

Vegan black bean and quinoa burger
So it seems the thing to do these days is become vegan. I respect those people who choose (or are forced for health reasons) to do that. However, I don’t think I could handle the vegan life. No ice cream? Ever? Yeeeesh.

That being said, there are soooo many incredibly delicious vegan recipes out there, these Vegan Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers being one of them. So thumbs up for being vegan tonight!
Vegan black bean and quinoa burger
Not only are these burgers made from protein-rich black beans, but the added quinoa allows you to check off your whole grains for the day! ✔

Tonight, we’re eating dinner vegan style. Adventure is out there!

Vegan Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers

Yield: About 6 patties


  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 large carrot (grated)
  • 1/2 bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 onion (diced)
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • Possible Toppings
  • Avocado slices
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Feta cheese (omit for Vegan version)
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Your favorite kind of burger bun (We used whole-wheat sandwich thins).


  1. Grate the carrot and dice the onions and bell pepper. Mix together in a large bowl.
  2. Puree the black beans and 1 T balsamic vinegar in a food processor or blender.
  3. Add the bean puree, cooked quinoa, olive oil and spices into the bowl and mix very well.
  4. Form into patties and cook in a skillet until slightly brown on each side.
  5. Top with feta cheese, avocado, cilantro and sprinkle a generous amount of balsamic vinegar over the top.
  6. Put between a sandwich thin, burger bun, or eat over lettuce/spinach like a salad.


The patties are very delicate and will break apart easily, so be gentle with the patty flipping!

Extra patties can be frozen for up to a month. (Separate them with foil before freezing to prevent them from sticking together).


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  • Reply Ginger October 9, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I love black bean burgers! Vegan burgers are so much better than meat ones! <3

    • Reply Sarah October 10, 2015 at 7:30 am

      Yes! They make you feel so much better, and they’re much more flavorful than your typical meaty hamburger, right?

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