Black bean burgers with quinoa and walnuts

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 burgers

If you're tired of your regular veggie burger recipe, give this one a try. It's a delightful mix of tasty ingredients: walnuts (which can be subbed with the nut of your choice), oats, spices, black beans and quinoa. When you want a veggie burger that's nutritious, protein-rich and easy to prepare, these black bean burgers are a great choice, and are extra tasty from the combination of walnuts, black beans and quinoa. They've got a great texture that sticks together and doesn't crumble or get soggy like other homemade veggie burgers. Prepare the patties ahead of time and freeze them between two sheets of parchment paper for a quick meal on weekday evenings, when you don't feel like making a meal from scratch. Burgers are always a hit - especially when they come with a side of extra-crispy sweet potato fries!


How it's made


  • 1/2 cup of
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of tamari or soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke
  • 2 1/3 cup of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup of cooked
  • 1 teaspoon of melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup of onion, finely chopped


  1. In a small frying pan, lightly toast the walnuts and let them cool for several minutes before coarsely chopping them.
  2. Add the walnuts, oats, tomato paste, salt, garlic, mustard, tamari and liquid smoke to a food processor. Mix for several seconds just to combine. Add half the black beans and half the cooked quinoa, and mix for another few seconds. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.
  3. In a medium frying pan, heat the oil and brown the chopped onion for 5 minutes, then add the mix from the food processor plus the remaining quinoa and beans. Mix with a spatula.
  4. Turn off the heat and make burgers with about 1/2 cup of the mixture each time and transfer to a baking sheet covered with parchment paper. Let cool for at least an hour in the refrigerator.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  6. Heat a drizzle of vegetable oil in a large non-stick frying pan, and brown the burgers for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, before delicately transferring them to the baking sheet and baking for 15 minutes.
  7. Garnish burger buns with your preferred toppings (lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, avocado). Add the patty and serve!
Emilie Gaillet
Recipe By

Emilie Gaillet

Emilie creates healthy, and tasty recipes for PRANA as well as her own blog, Murmures. Her passion lies in the creation of recipes - from the chopping and stirring to the presentation and styling of her dishes.