Black Bean Quinoa Burger

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  • 1 1/2 cups black beans
  • 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1/3 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1/3 cup red onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flax seed and 3 tablespoons warm water)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire, vegan
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili pepper
  • 1/2 cup panko, gluten free


  1. Heat grill or grill pan over medium heat. Mash beans into a large bowl. Add cooked quinoa into the mashed beans and mix together. In a food processor, pulse carrots, red onion, garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper. Combine with beans and quinoa.
  2. In a separate bowl, add flax egg, Worcestershire, cumin, nutritional yeast, lime juice, and chili pepper. Stir in panko, and then transfer all ingredients into large bowl and combine. Form 4-5 patties (depending on your preference of burger thickness).
  3. Place burgers on hot oiled grill over medium heat. Cook about 6 minutes on each side. Add more cooking time, if necessary.