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burger bun filled with black bean quinoa burger, mushrooms, avocado, lettuce, onion, an tomato

Vegan Black Bean Quinoa Burger

The most delicious vegan & gluten-free black bean quinoa burger filled with tons of flavor and even added veggies! The best part is these burgers can be baked or pan-fried for a delicious healthy dinner.
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Course: Vegetarian Lunch + Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 veggie burgers


  • 15 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • ¾ cup cooked quinoa about ¼ cup dried quinoa
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • ¼-1/2 cup almond flour I use ½ cup
  • 1 flax egg 1 Tablespoon ground flax mixed with 2 Tablespoons water left to sit 5-10 minutes
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste amount of salt will depend on if your beans are salted or not, so taste test while making


  • First, cook the ¼ cup dried quinoa according to package instructions and make the flax egg. While the quinoa is cooking, add the black beans to a bowl and mash until completely smooth. It's okay to leave a few black beans whole, but most should be mashed into a thick paste.
  • Once the black beans are mashed, add in the rest of the ingredients including the the quinoa, carrots, ¼ cup of the almond flour, tomato paste, and spices. Mix together until the burger mixture is cohesive. The burger mixture should be moist but not too sticky or too dry. If too wet, add in up to ½ cup almond flour and if too dry add in 1 tablespoon of almond milk or water. The burger patties will be semi sticky and should not be dry.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Next, scoop out a ½ cup of the mixture, roll it into a ball, then pat into a patty that is 1-inch in height. Add the patties to the baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 20-22 minutes. Don't overcook the patties or they will be get dried out.
  • Remove the patties from the oven and add to a burger with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!


  • Store the burgers in the fridge for 2-5 days in a closed container. Reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds when ready to eat.
  • Burgers can also be stored in the freezer up to 3 weeks between sheets of parchment paper in a closed container so they do not stick together. To reheat out of the freezer it's best to pan fry these burgers as microwaving tends to make them less crispy.


Serving: 1burger (no toppings or bun) | Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1884IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg
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