Roasted Garlic Black Bean Quinoa Burger

There has never been a more delicious black bean quinoa burger in all the land. Why is this black bean quinoa burger special? Because it is made with perfectly roasted garlic and is packed with veggies, protein, and dynamic flavor. Give it a try today!

Prep: 30 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 50 minutes
Fat 11 Carbs 27 Protein 10
Yield 6 burger patties 1x


For the Patty

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 7 cloves garlic
  • 1 15oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats, gluten-free if desired
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Sauce

  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek or dairy-free yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice (~1/4 lime)
  • ⅛ teaspoon of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Make quinoa by bringing 1/4 cup quinoa and 1/2 cup of water to a boil. Then, reduce heat to low and cover. Let simmer for around 15 minutes or until all water has absorbed. Set aside.
  3. Next, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a fry pan over medium heat. Peel garlic cloves and then flatten the cloves with a knife. Add to fry pan.
  4. Sauté the garlic cloves for 5-7 minutes until golden brown and fragrant.
  5. Add garlic, black beans, sunflower seeds, oats, cinnamon and cumin to the food processor and pulse until combined.
  6. In a separate bowl, combine black bean mixture, onion, quinoa and red pepper. Mix well. It may help to use your hands!
  7. Next, scoop 1/3 cup of veggie burger mixture (a heaping scoop) and form into patties. Repeat until all black bean mixture is gone.
  8. Bake at 350ºF for 20 minutes, flipping burgers 10 minutes through. (would not recommend grilling)
  9. While burgers are baking. Prepare chili sauce by mixing all ingredients together.
  10. Serve each burger with about a tablespoon of sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/6 Calories: 253 Sugar: 2.2 Fat: 11 Carbohydrates: 27 Fiber: 4 Protein: 10
Author: Linley RichterCategory: DinnerMethod: OvenCuisine: American

Keywords: black bean burger

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