Protein Packed Vegan Black Quinoa & Mushroom Burger

This easy burger is full of plant-based goodness. Especially the black quinoa is packed with iron and incredibly rich in essential amino acids and vitamins A, B2 and E. Additionally it is an excellent gluten free alternative to other grains. The beans are rammed with protein and keep you fuller for longer thanks to their low glycemic index. Due to their starchy consistency they are an incredibly ingredient for making vegetarian/vegan burgers and keeping the whole thing stuck together nicely.

healthy protein packed vegan bean mushroom burger

healthy protein packed vegan bean mushroom burger

Makes about 8 patties

2 cup of cooked black quinoa
10 mushrooms
1 can of butter beans / lima beans
1/4 red onion
3 tbsp of soy sauce
1 small handful of parsley, finely chopped
salt & pepper

The main prep for these yummy burgers is cooking the black quinoa and frying up the mushrooms. Rinse the quinoa thoroughly and then bring it to the boil in a saucepan covered in water generously. Lower the heat and let it simmer for about 15 minutes then drain and set aside to cool. For the mushrooms you simply slice up the mushrooms and fry up in some olive oil until tender.

Once you have those two ingredients ready the burger mixture can be assembled. Grab a big bowl and throw in the rinsed beans, chopped onion and parsley and mash the lot with a fork. The mixture should be a fairly thick paste, this is when you can add in the quinoa and mushrooms. Stir well and add salt and pepper to taste.

healthy protein packed vegan bean mushroom burger

healthy protein packed vegan bean mushroom burger

Now it’s time to get your hands dirty. Form patties from the mixture and coat them with the flour of your choice, I used spelt flour for mine.

The mixture should be a fairly thick paste, this is when you can add in the quinoa and mushrooms. Stir well and add salt and pepper to taste.

The mixture should be a fairly thick paste, this is when you can add in the quinoa and mushrooms. Stir well and add salt and pepper to taste.

Heat up some oil in the pan and start adding your patties. The pan should be nice and hot to get the outside of the burger crispy and delicious.

healthy protein packed vegan bean mushroom burger

healthy protein packed vegan bean mushroom burger

Enjoy in a fresh bun with onion, salad garnish and maybe some home-made potato fries? Enjoy.

VeggieBlackboard

About VeggieBlackboard

I am a twenty something architecture student from Scotland. I enjoy making easy, simple, cheap and healthy vegan recipes. All tried and tested by my foodie friends and myself.

3 Responses to Protein Packed Vegan Black Quinoa & Mushroom Burger

  1. Rhonda says:

    I don’t know the difference in the black and red quinoa but I have been to 3 stores today looking for the black quinoa and no luck. Publix is special ordering if they can so. I have red quinoa and hope it comes out great! will let you know.

    • VeggieBlackboardVeggieBlackboard says:

      Hi Rhonda, excited to hear you’re giving the burgers a try! I think red quinoa should work wonderfully. Definitely let me know how it goes :)

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