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Chipotle Quinoa Burgers

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


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.



  • 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


  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! 


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  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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