• 1/2 cup of quinoa
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 (15 oz) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup of rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup of finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 4 burger buns, toasted

Difficulty : Easy

Serves : 4

This black bean and quinoa burger is a delicious and healthy alternative to a traditional beef burger.

Cooking Steps

  • 1
    In a small saucepan, bring the quinoa and water to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes, or until the quinoa is fluffy and the water is absorbed.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, mash the black beans with a fork or a potato masher, leaving some chunks for texture.
  • 3
    Add the cooked quinoa, oats, onion, garlic, cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, and cilantro, and mix well.
  • 4
    Shape the mixture into four equal-sized patties, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
  • 5
    In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil and cook the patties for about 4 minutes per side, or until golden and crisp.
  • 6
    Serve the burgers on the toasted buns, with your choice of toppings. Enjoy!

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