Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers with Jalapeno Ranch


  • 1 15.25 oz can black beans
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • Whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 1 red onion
  • Romain lettuce
  • Roasted Jalapeno Ranch (recipe on website)


  1. Start by cooking your quinoa
  2. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a small pot over high heat with a few pinches of salt
  3. Once the water is boiling, add your quinoa
  4. Place a lid on the pot and cook for 10-15 minutes
  5. Make the Roasted Jalapeno Ranch
  6. Meanwhile, drain your can of black beans and dump into a medium sized bowl
  7. Mash with a fork until it forms a thick paste with some black beans still whole
  8. Place your mashed black beans in the freezer until your quinoa is done cooking
  9. Once your quinoa is done, drain it using a sieve to remove any extra water
  10. Add your quinoa to the black beans and mix together
  11. Add the salt, cumin, garlic powder onion powder, pepper, egg, and panko
  12. Stir together
  13. Place in the freezer for another five minutes
  14. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat with a little bit of olive oil
  15. Form the quinoa and black bean mixture into 1/3 – 1/2 cup patties and place them into the pan once your oil is hot
  16. Let the patties cook for about 3 to 4 minutes and flip them very carefully and gently
  17. Cook for another 3-4 minutes and remove to a place to cool
  18. Once the patties have been cooling for a few minutes, squeeze any cracks together that have formed
  19. Toast some whole wheat buns, slice some red onion, and prep some romaine lettuce
  20. Spread a spoonful of jalapeno ranch onto each side of the bun, and then place the patty down, top it with the red onion and lettuce, and you are ready to go!