Day 288 – Loaded Quinoa Veggie Burgers

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It’s time for another quinoa recipe! I’ve actually tried to make Quinoa Burgers before, but had a hard time forming them into patties. These burgers are so loaded with other goodies that they formed perfect patties. These were a hit with the non-vegetarians of the family as much as the vegetarians.


  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 4 scallions, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 15 ounces can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup Italian seasoned dried breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


1. In a small pot, bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add quinoa, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook until liquid is absorbed, 12 to 14 minutes; set aside.

2. In a food processor, pulse carrot until finely chopped. Add cooked quinoa, scallions, garlic, beans, breadcrumbs, egg, cumin, salt, and pepper; pulse until combined but still slightly chunky. I don’t have a big food processor, so I just did this in batches.

3. Form mixture into four patties. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium; cook burgers until browned, about 8 minutes per side. I was able to make six patties instead of four. They were pretty big patties too!

These were way easier to make than I expected. When you are just trowing everything into a food processor, a recipe comes together pretty quickly. We enjoyed these tasty burgers with some hot sauce. Yum!

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  1. I must say that these were simply amazing! A little touch of hot sauce on top and it is perfect.

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