Quinoa and Black Bean Vegan Burgers

This Quinoa and Black Bean Vegan Burgers Recipe includes oven, stovetop, and BBQ directions. Plus a vegan topping guide, storage/meal prep guide, and more!

Plus, this recipe for vegan burgers is just 227 calories including the buns and toppings shown!

Quinoa and Black Bean Vegan Burgers

There are many ways to make plant based burgers. My personal favorite this quinoa and black bean burger as it is packed with protein and all-natural ingredients!

Quinoa and Black Bean Vegan Burgers

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Ingredients for Vegan Burger Recipe

I like to make extra quinoa and save it to make these burger patties. But you can also start from scratch and make your quinoa now. I have supplied you with amounts for cooked and uncooked quinoa to make that easier.

Quinoa and Black Bean Vegan Burgers

Vegan Burger Ingredients:

  • 1 flax egg – 1 tablespoon flax seed meal + 2 tablespoons water (directions below)
  • 1 15 ounce can black bean
  • ¾ cup cooked quinoa (about ¼ cup dried quinoa cooked in 1/2 cup water)
  • ½ cup bread crumbs (or gluten-free breadcrumbs)
  • ¼ cup minced red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
  • Olive oil spray
  • 6 vegan burger buns
  • 12 lettuce slices
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • Ketchup and Mustard (optional)

Vegan Burger Toppings Guide

In the recipe and nutrition cards I have already included buns and the vegetables shown in the photos. But there are so many options when making a vegan burger.

Quinoa and Black Bean Vegan Burgers

10 Vegan Burger Toppings:

  1. Butter lettuce or large leaf lettuce (to use in place of burger buns)
  2. Vegan Cheese Slices
  3. Favorite greens (spring mix, romaine, spinach, iceberg)
  4. Tomato
  5. Pickle chips
  6. Sliced onions
  7. Caramelized onions
  8. Pickled jalapeños
  9. Organic ketchup
  10. Mustard

How to Make Vegan Burger Recipes

Depending on the weather and your personal cooking desires, you may want to make these on the grill, or inside. I have supplied you with directions to cook these burgers 3 ways.

Quinoa and Black Bean Vegan Burgers

How to Make Vegan Burgers:

Make the Vegan Burger Patties:

  1. To make the Flax Eggs: combine 1 Tablespoon ground flax mixed with 2 Tablespoons water in a small bowl. Set aside for 5-10 minutes to thicken.
  2. Meanwhile, add the beans to a large bowl and mash with the back of a fork.
  3. Add the quinoa, bread crumbs, bell pepper, onion, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, and hot sauce, and the prepared flax eggs.
  4. Mix together, then divide the mixture into 6 balls.
  5. Using your hands, form each ball into a patties.

Oven Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add the patties to prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Flip the veggie burgers and add any vegan cheese you may want. Then cook for an additional 10 minutes
  3. Serve on burger buns with desired toppings.

Stovetop Directions:

  1. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Spray lightly with olive oil spray, then add the vegan burger patties to the hot pan.
  3. Cook for 10 minutes on the first side, flip and add any vegan cheese you may want. Then cook for an additional 10 minutes, covered.
  4. Serve on burger buns with desired toppings.

BBQ Directions:

  1. Preheat the barbecue to high heat.
  2. Spray lightly with olive oil spray, then add the black bean quinoa burgers to the hot grill.
  3. Cook for 10 minutes on the first side, flip and add any vegan cheese you may want. Then cook for an additional 8 minutes, covered.
  4. Serve on burger buns with desired toppings.

How to Store and Freeze Vegan Burgers:

  • Freeze- Cool completely, separate with small squares of parchment paper (so they don’t stick together), and freeze in a container or freezer bag. Will hold for 3 months in the freezer.
  • Refrigerate- Let the veggie patties cool completely, separate with small squares of parchment paper (so they don’t stick together), and move to a container or freezer bag. Will hold for 4 days in the fridge

Quinoa and Black Bean Vegan Burgers

These plant based burgers are one of my favorite dinners! They are packed with good for you nutrition and no artificial ingredients!

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Quinoa and Black Bean Vegan Burgers

Quinoa and Black Bean Vegan Burgers

Audrey Johns
These vegan burgers are just 277 calories including the buns and toppings!
Packed with good for you ingredients, these homemade plant based burgers will quickly become you go to favorite!
Special Tip: I included the toppings shown intros recipe card, but you can find a vegan burger toppings guide above in the article!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine gluten free, vegan, vegetarian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 277 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 flax egg – 1 tablespoon flax seed meal + 2 tablespoons water (directions below)
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¾ cup cooked quinoa (about ¼ cup dried quinoa cooked in 1/2 cup water)
  • ½ cup bread crumbs or gluten-free breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup minced red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce optional
  • Olive oil spray
  • 6 vegan burger buns
  • 12 lettuce slices
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • Ketchup and Mustard optional

Instructions
 

Make the Vegan Burger Patties:

  • To make the Flax Eggs: combine 1 Tablespoon ground flax mixed with 2 Tablespoons water in a small bowl. Set aside for 5-10 minutes to thicken.
  • Meanwhile, add the beans to a large bowl and mash with the back of a fork.
  • Add the quinoa, bread crumbs, bell pepper, onion, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, and hot sauce, and the prepared flax eggs.
  • Mix together, then divide the mixture into 6 balls.
  • Using your hands, form each ball into a patties.

Oven Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add the patties to prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Flip the veggie burgers and add any vegan cheese you may want. Then cook for an additional 10 minutes
  • Serve on burger buns with desired toppings.

Stovetop Directions:

  • Heat a large pan over medium-high heat.
  • Spray lightly with olive oil spray, then add the vegan burger patties to the hot pan.
  • Cook for 10 minutes on the first side, flip and add any vegan cheese you may want. Then cook for an additional 10 minutes, covered.
  • Serve on burger buns with desired toppings.

BBQ Directions:

  • Preheat the barbecue to high heat.
  • Spray lightly with olive oil spray, then add the black bean quinoa burgers to the hot grill.
  • Cook for 10 minutes on the first side, flip and add any vegan cheese you may want. Then cook for an additional 8 minutes, covered.
  • Serve on burger buns with desired toppings.

How to Store and Freeze Vegan Burgers:

  • Freeze- Cool completely, separate with small squares of parchment paper (so they don’t stick together), and freeze in a container or freezer bag. Will hold for 3 months in the freezer.
  • Refrigerate- Let the veggie patties cool completely, separate with small squares of parchment paper (so they don't stick together), and move to a container or freezer bag. Will hold for 4 days in the fridge
Keyword BBQ, Burgers, vegan

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