Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers

What to do with leftover quinoa?  Open up a can of black beans and make these meatless burgers.  Yes – you can saute onions in vegetable broth instead of oil.

Quinoa and Black Bean Burgers 

1-1/2 cup Cooked Black Beans, divide in half
1-1/2 cup Cooked Quinoa
1 Small Onion, Chopped
3/4 cup Water
1-2 Garlic Cloves, minced or pressed
1 tsp Cumin
3 Tbsp Vegetable Broth


  • Saute chopped onion in vegetable broth until soft.  Add 3/4 cup beans, garlic and water.  Cook until water is almost evaporated.
  • Transfer mixture to food processor.  Add cumin.  Mix until smooth.
  • Place mixture from food processor into a medium bowl and add the quinoa and remaining 3/4 cup of black beans.  Mix – using your hands works well.
  • Form into rounds and flatten.  These have a tender texture to them so using a spatula or a multi-purpose pastry scraper will be helpful in transferring from counter to pan.  It can be helpful to chill these for several hours or overnight to firm up slightly.
  • Heat a griddle or skillet (lightly coat with PAM) and cook burgers until brown on both sides.
  • Note:  I like to serve these on Oroweat Multigrain Sandwich Thins and all the fixings I would put on burgers.  The one pictured has cashew cheese, lettuce, relish, ketchup and mustard with a side of baked tortilla chips /salsa, watermelon and baked sweet potato fries.

          Makes 5 Burgers