These Cajun Spiced Black Bean Quinoa Burgers are a healthy vegan burger loaded with plant-based protein! Just 7 ingredients, so easy to make and can be enjoyed with all of your fave toppings! No added oil + nut-free option. Gf option.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: quinoa black bean burgers, vegan black bean burgers, vegan burger with quinoa
Author: Vegan Richa
1/3cupalmond flourOr coarsely crushed walnuts, or use coarsely ground sunflower seeds for nuttree
In a bowl, mash half of the black beans really well. Add the rest of the ingredients except flour and mix in. Mash and mix. (You can also add 2 tbsp finely chopped onion and half a green chili minced here for variation.) Add 3 tbsp flour and mix in. Chill for 15-20 minutes.
If the mixture is still wet add another tablespoon of flour and mix in. Taste and adjust salt and flavor. Shape into patties and pan fry for 4-6 mins per side over medium heat. (For additional crisp and less sticking , lightly dust the patties in flour before pan frying). Bake: place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 425 deg c(220 c) for 20 mins.
Serve in a bowl or on lettuce leaves or make a burger with greens, tomato slices, onion and barbecue sauce or Vegan ranch sauce and pickled jalapeño.Store: in the refrigerator for upto 4 days. Freeze for upto a month. Reheat on the skillet or bake.
Homemade burger patties are not the same as store-bought ones, which contain a lot of additives to make them that sturdy.These quinoa burger patties are softer and get sturdy on cooking
Note that canned beans can be inconsistent in texture. Some are super dry and starchy, so if that's the case you might not need to add any additional flour.
You may freeze the patties in a freezer-proof container for 1 month.
Instead of Cajun seasoning, you can simply blend each 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, dried oregano, and 1/4 tsp each of cayenne and thyme.