Black Bean and Veggie Quinoa Burger


  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 tsp avocado oil 
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 TBL tomato paste
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup cooked corn 
  • ¼ cup cilantro 
  • 1 (3.5oz) can chipoltes in adobo, minced
  • 1 ½ tsp cumin 
  • 1 cup rolled oats, ground into crumbs
  • Salt to taste



  1. Place quinoa in a small saucepan along with 1 cup of water. Bring the water to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cover.  Cook 10-15 minutes until water is absorbed. Remove from heat
  2. Heat the oil in a small sauté pan over medium heat and add the onion and garlic. Sauté for 5 mins. Season with salt. 
  3. Place the mixture into a large bowl. Add 1 ½ cans of beans to the bowl and mash with a potato masher until a pasty mixture forms
  4. Stir in remaining beans, other ingredients, ½ tsp salt, and stir in quinoa and oats.
  5. Make 8 patties. Brown in a frying pan with oil, 4 mins on each side.