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Chipotle Black Bean Quinoa Burger with all the fixins

Chipotle Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

  • Author: Megan B-L
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 9 burgers 1x
  • Cuisine: Tex-Mex


Smoky chipotle, charred tomatoes, and yummy garlic give flavor to these black bean quinoa burgers. Top with cheese, avocado, and a fried egg for extra love!


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 15 oz can fire-roasted tomatoes
  • ¾ cup water
  • 15 oz can black beans, well drained
  • 4 chipotles in adobo, minced
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • whole wheat burger buns

Recommended Toppings:

  • cheese
  • avocado
  • fried egg


  1. Sauté onion in pot for 8–10 minutes or until it begins to brown, then add garlic and paprika and sauté for 2 more minutes. 
  2. Add quinoa, fire-roasted tomatoes, ¾ cup water, and salt. Bring to a boil, then turn to low and simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. 
  3. Meanwhile, mash beans in a large bowl until at least half are mashed, then add chipotles, cilantro, egg, and bread crumbs. Mix until combined. 
  4. When quinoa is ready, add it to the mixture and combine. (If quinoa has extra liquid remaining, cook for 5 minutes longer with the lid off before adding to bean mixture.)
  5. Form ½ cup burgers, then sear for 3 minutes on each side on medium heat. 
  6. Serve topped with a slice of extra sharp cheddar cheese, sliced avocado, and a fried egg, all sandwiched between toasted whole wheat buns. Or just eat ’em plain. Up to you! 


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Keywords: black beans, quinoa, veggie burgers, vegetarian, chipotle