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Chipotle Quinoa Burgers


  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Chipotle Quinoa Burgers – veggie burgers you’ll want to make again and again! Filling but not too dense, crispy but not crumbly, and with all the smokiness and yumminess with none of the meat.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
  • one 14-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 12 individual chipotle peppers (not the whole can)
  • 1/2 teaspoon each: garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. Quinoa: Cook quinoa according to package directions. Allow to cool.
  2. Mix: Place black beans, quinoa, chipotles, and spices, in a food processor. Pulse just a few times, enough to make the mixture sticky and well-mixed but not completely pureed. Ideally there will be some chunks of black beans still intact.
  3. Add egg and panko: Transfer mixture to a bowl. Using a spoon or your hands, mix with egg and panko. Form into 4 thick burgers. 
  4. Fry burgers: Heat a generous swish of olive oil over medium high heat (nonstick pan works best here). Add burgers to the pan and fry for a few minutes on each side, flipping carefully to keep them intact, until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside.
  5. Serve: Serve on buns with spicy mayo, avocado, lettuce, tomato, pickled red onion, whatever suits your fancy! 

Equipment

Notes

Freezer Meal Version

  1. Pulse in a food processor:
    1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (about 1/2 cup uncooked)
    1 14-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
    1–2 individual chipotle peppers
    1/2 teaspoon each: garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin
    1 egg, beaten
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  2. Form and freeze: Form into 4 large patties and freeze on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Once frozen solid, store in a bag or container.
  3. Baking Instructions: 350 degrees for 35 minutes
  4. Sautéing Instructions: Add oil and cook medium high for 10 minutes (flip halfway through)
  5. Final step: Serve on buns with spicy mayo, avocado, lettuce, tomato, pickled onions, and whatever else you like. 
  6. Check out our full freezer meal posts with all recipes and instructions here!
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: quinoa burgers, chipotle burgers, vegetarian burgers, healthy burger