Black Bean Quinoa Veggie Burgers



  • 1/4 cup quinoa

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 2 tbs minced red onion

  • 1 tbs chopped green onion

  • 1/4 cup minced jalapeño, seeds and stem removed

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant)

  • 3/4 tsp cumin

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 dried oregano

  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

  • 1 flax egg (1 tbs ground flax seed in 2 tbs water, let set for 10 minutes)

  • 2 tbs avocado or olive oil


  1. Make your flax egg (instructions above) and set aside.

  2. Cook quinoa according to instructions on package (typically add quinoa and 1/2 c water to a saucepan and bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes)

  3. Process or blend oats into oat flour- not necessary but the flour helps the burger hold together better than whole oats

  4. Mash beans with a fork or potato masher.

  5. Once quinoa is cooked, combine all ingredients EXCEPT for the flax egg.

  6. Once combined, fold in the flax egg.

  7. Form the mixture into 4-6 burgers. It helps to have wet hands.

  8. Refrigerate for 15-30 minutes to help set.

  9. Cook in olive or avocado oil for about 5 minutes per side or until each side has formed a crust.

  10. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!