Vegan Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burger


I have had homemade veggie burgers on my “to do” list for a very long time and it wasn’t until a facebook reader asked if I had a recipe did I finally decide it was time to do it.

I must have 5 – 6 different recipes saved from over the years and although I’ll get around to trying them all, I decided this would be the first one I’d try.

The reason being is probably because it has two of my favorite ingredients – black beans and quinoa.

The creator of the recipe, Sonali at TheFoodiePhysician gives a really good explanation of how she came up with the perfect combination of ingredients for this recipe.

But since I’m famous for taking “short-cuts” when making recipes, I made the lazy version (just put everything in a bowl and stir), and it still came out very nicely.

Another thing I’m pretty proud of is that I tackled another thing on my “to do” list and that was to make homemade vegan hamburger buns.  Yes, I did it!

So here’s an easy homemade veggie burger recipe with a homemade vegan bun recipe to follow that has lots of healthy vegan protein from the black beans and quinoa.










Note #1:   The original recipe gave two options for cooking them:  oven or on the griddle.  I used the oven option and they were fine, but you just need to make sure they are cooked until they are nice and crispy – very important.  Otherwise they will be a little limp and fall apart.

Note #2:  I didn’t refrigerate mine for a couple of hours or overnight as directed in the original recipe, and they were fine.

Note #3:  I didn’t freeze mine so I don’t know if they will freeze well, but the original recipe says they can be frozen individually so that’s good to know.

Note #4:  Next time I make them, I will probably increase the seasonings/spices just a little bit, so start with the recipe amounts and adjust accordingly to your taste.

Vegan Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burger The Healthy Family and Home


  • 1/2 cup quinoa (already cooked)
  • 1 teaspoon organic olive oil
  • 1/2 organic onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
  • 1 can organic black beans (15 oz can - drained)
  • 2 tablespoons organic ketchup
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbs ground flax + 3 tbs water)
  • 2/3 cups organic non-GMO corn
  • 1/2 cup organic cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 - 2 jalapenoes (diced)
  • 1/2 cup organic rolled oats (gf, if needed)
  • 1/4 cup organic oat flour (gf, if needed)
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons organic ground cumin


Step 1 Prepare quinoa according to package directions.

Prepare flax egg by mixing 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds + 3 tablespoons of water.

Mash the black beans with a fork or potato masher until a pasty mixture forms.

Mix cooked quinoa, flax egg, mashed black beans and all other ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir until well combined.

Form the mixture into 6 equal patties, compacting them well with your hands as you form them.

Cook in oven at 400 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes then flip over and cook the other side for an additional 10 - 12 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.

Serve with your favorite veggie burger toppings.



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  1. says

    The vegan quinoa and black bean burger was delicious and we will make this a regular in our menu plan. I substituted a mesquite seasoning for the cumin and it gave it that grilled flavor. Served with oven fries and sliced avocados and cucumbers. Yummm!

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Tracey! I love the things you served on the side and the mesquite seasoning! I’ve never used that before but it’s a great idea and I might try it next time since I wanted to increase the seasonings a little the next time I make them.

      Thank for the idea and for the feedback…I’m glad you liked them :)

    • Karielyn says

      Hi Kayla! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed them! And to get husband approval is even better because I know how hard it can be to try a new recipe out on a husband lol!

      I really appreciate you taking the time to leave feedback…it means a lot to me 😉

  2. says

    This looks great! I’ve cleaned out my cupboards and set myself a ‘pantry challenge’ to use everything up before buying more store cupboard foods. This looks like a great way to make a dent in my mountain of quinoa.


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