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Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers

Black bean and quinoa burgers and very healthy, high protein and easy to make. It would make sense to double the ingredients and freeze the remaining burgers for another time.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: black bean and quina burger, burger, burgers, vegan burger


  • 1 can black beans drained
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 50 g cooked quinoa
  • plain/wholemeal flour
  • 1 tbsp milled chia/flax seeds soaked in 2 tbsp hot water soak for 10 minutes
  • pink/sea salt & pepper to taste


  • Method
    1) Drain and rinse the black beans.
    2) Mix the flaxseed or chia seeds with 2 tbsp of hot water in a bowl and set aside
    3) Add the black beans, garlic powder, onion powder, chilli flakes, smoked paprika and a generous pinch of salt and pepper to a food processor and blend. If you don’t have a food processor, you can mash them with a potato masher.
    4) Add the quinoa and flax or chia seed mix and blend (or mash and mix) again.
    5) Form the mixture into 3 burgers, adding a little plain flour if the mixture is too sticky.
    6) Fry the patties for a few minutes on each side in a bit of oil until they are browned.
    7) Serve!

    Serving suggestions
    1) Serve in a burger bun with your choice of salad or condiments
    2) Add mushrooms to the burger mixture for a more ‘meaty’ texture.
    3) Top with vegan cheese
    4) Serve with sweet potato chips or wedges.



TIP: Dip the burger mix into the flour to help make them less sticky and hold their shape. If you like them with more of a kick add more chilli flakes.