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Black Bean & Quinoa Veggie Burgers
Black Bean & Quinoa Veggie Burgers




  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, cooked and cooled
  • 1 cup raw walnuts (or panko breadcrumbs)
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil (plus more for cooking)
  • 2 BOU vegetable cubes
  • 3 tablespoon chia seeds, soaked in 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon each chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander powder
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce


  1. Heat skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add raw walnuts and toast for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until fragrant and golden brown. Let cool and move onto the next step.
  2. Once walnuts are cooled, add blender or food processor with chili powder, cumin, coriander, BOU cubes and blend until a fine meal is achieved. Set aside.
  3. To a large mixing bowl, add drained, dried black beans and mash well with a fork, leaving a few whole beans.
  4. Mix walnut mixture, black beans, quinoa and chia seeds together.
  5. Line a sheet tray with plastic wrap. For larger burgers, divide into 5 patties or form 10 smaller burgers. Press down to pack firmly, then lift out by the plastic wrap’s edge, and slightly flatten with hands to form a 3/4-inch thick patty. Set on a baking sheet or plate for grilling.
  6. Heat the grill and brush the grill surface with oil to ease cooking.
  7. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until well browned on the underside, then flip gently. They aren't as firm as meat burgers, but will definitely hold their shape.
  8. Remove burgers from heat to let cool slightly and prepare any other toppings/sides at this time (such as grilling/toasting your buns).



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