Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

So how was everyone’s long 4th of July weekend?  Mine was pretty great…    Lots of grilling, hanging out with friends, baseball and drinking lots of beer!






Now, how was everyone’s Tuesday, July 5th?  ::Groans::  That’s what I thought… it’s going to be a long 4 day week!


To celebrate this weekend, I made my famous black bean quinoa burgers. Kevin and I pretty much live on these during the Summer.  You can get 6 to 8 good size burgers out of the recipe and they make a great quick meal during the week – especially weeks like this one, where you know you’re not going to feel like cooking after you get home from work!


1/2 cup Quinoa, cooked per instructions

1 can Black Beans

1 cup Bread Crumbs

1/4 cup Tahini

1 Large Carrot, grated

1 chopped Jalapeno

1/2 cup chopped Red Onion

1 Tsp Adobo Seasoning

1. Cook quinoa per instructions on box and set aside.

2.  Mash black beans with a fork – or, if you have a food processor, a couple pulses in the food processor will make this a really quick process.  Mix in quinoa, bread crumbs, tahini, carrot, jalapenos, red onion and Adobo.  I usually do the veggies through the food processor too!  Form the mixture into patties.  I normally get between 6 and 8.

3. Grill those bad boys!


Here’s mine, served with my Southwest Quinoa Salad, Vegetarian Ranch Beans with faux meat crumbles and pickle!



Have a great week, everyone!  The weekend’s just a few more days away!

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