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Black Bean Quinoa Beet Burgers


I have been seeing a lot of progress in the plant-based protein trends recently, and I am liking it! I don't think I can give up meat, but I am not opposed to the idea of reducing my intake. I have always considered myself a partial vegetarian because of my vegetarian mother, so I am totally in support of all the mainstreaming.

Cooking vegetarian meals can be intimidating, but once you get the hang of a few you will quickly realize that there are lots of creative options. There are a million different versions of veggie and bean burgers out there. I am a huge beet fan, so I tend to gravitate to those first. This recipe is a mash-up of a few different bean beet burger recipes that I have tried. It is very tasty, and you can even make it oil free in the oven with parchment paper!

Black Bean Quinoa Beet Burgers

2 cans black beans

2 cups beets (peeled, grated)

2 cup quinoa (cooked)

1/2 cup oatmeal flour (or any other flour variety)

1/4 cup red onion (minced)

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 teaspoon chili powder (preferably smoked)

a couple shakes of cayenne pepper (optional)


Preheat oven to 425. Smash the black beans - you will want to leave a bit of texture to them. Combine all ingredients. Form into patties - a trick I snagged online that worked well was to use a plastic peanut butter lid (use parchment paper to keep your​ lid clean if you are putting it back on the jar) to cut out perfect patties. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place patties.

Raw bean burger

Bake for 15 minutes on each side. Keep an eye on the crispness depending on how hot your oven runs - you can go up to 20 minutes per side if you want more of a crunch.

Cooked bb

Garnish with your favorite toppings! I keep a pot of arugula growing in my kitchen during the winter, so I paired my burgers with spicy arugula, fresh jalapeños, red onion, avocado, tomato, and spicy mustard. Serve and enjoy!




Bonnie Myers

These look and sound so good!

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