This highly nutritious burger contains iron, fiber, potassium and B vitamins. The patties can be made ahead of time and enjoyed as a classic-style burger, on top of a salad or as a snack. I made a tahini sauce to add a creamy texture and boost the flavor, although you may choose a different sauce or condiment. You can make these as spicy or as mild as you like.

  • Prep Time20 min
  • Cook Time20 min
  • Total Time40 min
  • Yield8 burgers
  • Serving Size1
  • Energy250 cal
  • Cuisine
    • American
  • Course
    • Main Course
  • Suitable for Diet
    • Low Lactose
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Weight Loss Program
    • Lifestyle Program

ingredients

  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 cans red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons tamari sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds

Tahini Sauce

  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

directions

1

Cook quinoa according to package directions.

2

Mash the kidney beans or process in a food processor.

3

Add the all the remaining burger ingredients including the cooked quinoa and combine well.

4

Take a good handful of the bean mixture and shape into a burger patty and place on a lined baking tray, making about 8 burgers.

5

Bake in the oven for 10 minutes on each side, carefully flipping.

6

Let the patties rest for 10 minutes.

7

Add all the tahini sauce ingredients to a high-speed blender and process until smooth and combined.

8

Assemble your burger with fresh ingredients such as spinach, tomato, avocado, grated carrot or beets, sprouts and drizzle the tahini sauce over the burger. Place on a seeded bun.

Substitutions

  • Sub quinoa for rice or buckwheat
  • Red kidney beans for black beans, chickpeas, butter beans, or cannoli beans
  • Tamari for soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • Sesame seeds for flaxseeds
  • Serving Size1
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories250
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat13 g78 g16.67%
  • Saturated Fat1.5 g20 g7.5%
  • Sodium570 mg2300 mg24.78%
  • Total Carbohydrate25 g275 g9.09%
  • Dietary Fiber7 g28 g25%
  • Total Sugars3 g
  • Protein10 g50 g20%
  • Calcium79 mg1300 mg6.08%
  • Iron3 mg18 mg16.67%
  • Potassium478 mg4700 mg10.17%

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