I regularly eat black beans in omelet, chili, dip or salad. Recently Ive started making black bean burgers and they quickly became my favorite way of preparing black beans. Believe me these burgers are phenomenal. Black beans are loaded with fiber, protein, zinc, molybdenum, and copper and there is so many health advantages to eating black beans on a regular basis. The fibers from black beans help control your blood sugar and keep you feeling full for a long time. Monounsaturated-fatty acids from cashews help lower harmful LDL-cholesterol while increasing good HDL cholesterol and quinoa gives you extra protein. So if you want to prepare a delicious healthy meal for your family, try these black bean quinoa burgers. They are easy to prepare and can be prepared ahead of time and frozen.

Vegetarian, Gluten free
Servings: 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes


1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
cup quinoa
1 medium onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup red pepper, cubed
cup raw cashews
1 egg, beaten
2 tbsp chopped parsley
tsp chili flakes
tsp cumin
salt, black pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 350 F. Rinse the quinoa thoroughly with cool water, for at least 2 minutes. Drain well. Put the quinoa in a heavy bottom pot. Add one cup of water and bring to the boil. Lower the heat, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until all the liquid has been absorbed. Fluff up the quinoa with a fork and set aside. Place the cashews in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the black beans in a food processor and pulse a few time until the beans are coarsely chopped. In a large bowl add the minced onions, garlic, red pepper, cashews black beans mixture, quinoa, beaten egg, parsley and spices. Season to taste and mix well. Divide the mixture into 4 balls. With wet hands, form the burgers and place them on a lightly floured surface. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and place the burgers on it. Transfer tray to the oven and bake for 15 minutes.