Quinoa Black Bean Burgers

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup quinoa
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup minced yellow bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (such as Frank's RedHot®)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


Step 1

Bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the quinoa is tender and the water has been absorbed, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 2

Roughly mash the black beans with a fork leaving some whole black beans in a paste-like mixture.

Step 3

Mix the quinoa, bread crumbs, bell pepper, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, hot pepper sauce, and egg into the black beans using your hands.

Step 4

Form the black bean mixture into 5 patties.

Step 5

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet.

Step 6

Cook the patties in the hot oil until heated through, 2 to 3 minutes per side.

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