I looooove a good burger! How do you beat a good flavorful, juicy burger? You don’t. And these black bean quinoa burgers made with healthy peppers are full of great flavor, and deliciously moist. I have been hard at it trying to find a good vegetarian baked black bean burger that my husband and 10-year-old son will give the “good dinner Mom” thumbs up. Finally, these have done it! Adapted from a recipe given to me by my friend, Dr. Lyman. I hope you like them as much as we do! See? Colorful, heart healthy ingredients…

Of course, the condiments are almost as important for a perfect burger. I used a super good rye bread, toasted, with homemade southwest mayo. (Which is 1 tablespoon of Cajun Spice Mix and 1 cup good quality mayonnaise or veganaise.) Carmelized onions only add to the intense flavors.

Feed this to your die-hard beef-burger lovers.


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Baked Black Bean Burgers with Quinoa
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Serves: 5
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup quinoa
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup green bell pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup roasted red bell peppers, diced (may use raw peppers)
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons onion, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 good dash red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste
  • 1 large egg (For vegan burgers, substitute ½ cup oatmeal, cooked rice or mashed potatoes)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie or baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 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 10-15 minutes.
  3. Roughly mash the black beans with a fork leaving some whole black beans. You should have a paste-like mixture now.
  4. Add the quinoa, bread crumbs, peppers, onion, garlic, cumin, salt, hot pepper sauce, and egg into the black beans. Mix well, using your hands.
  5. Form 5 patties and place on parchment lined baking pan.
  6. Bake for approximately 20 minutes.
  7. Enjoy with your favorite burger condiments!


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