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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Quinoa & Bean Veggie Burger

        I received several products from Carrington, T-fal, and Spice Islands to facilitate this post.

These veggie burgers have awesome flavor!

 One of my favorite meals is a veggie burger. I like my veggie burger to have great texture and it has to have flavor. One thing that I don't care for in a veggie burger is one that resembles/tastes like ground beef. It just has to have a great mouth appeal and texture. This recipe has not only a great texture but it also has great flavor from the spices and nutritional yeast. This veggie burger is awesome on a toasted bun with your favorite toppings. This veggie burger is a great meatless option that is also vegan.


Love baking on this T-fal AirBake Cookie Sheet! I get better browning, decreased bake times, and practically NO BURNING.

                                             I love that these ingredients add extra nutrition!

                                    The spices add great flavor to these veggie burgers!

                        I added tomato, cheese, avocado, and lettuce to my veggie burger.

Quinoa & Bean Veggie Burger

Ingredients (makes 4 patties)

1/2 cup quinoa
1 cup water
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3 teaspoons thyme
1 teaspoon rosemary
1 can white beans, 15-ounce, drained and rinsed
1 small onion, diced
1/3 cup Coconut Protein Blend
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons soy sauce
 1 flax egg (1 Tbs flaxseed meal + 3 Tbs water)
2-3 tablespoons water if needed
 salt & cracked pepper, to taste
Ghee or coconut oil for frying

Make your flaxseed egg by combining the flaxseed meal and water in a small bowl, set aside.

In a medium pot, bring water, quinoa, garlic powder, thyme, and rosemary to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Once done, remove the cover and let it rest for 10 minutes.

While quinoa is cooking, saute the diced onion in a frypan until lightly brown.

Mash the white beans in a large bowl. Then add the cooked quinoa and sauteed onion, mix well. Add the Coconut Protein, nutritional yeast, soy sauce, and the flax egg along with salt and pepper to your taste, mix well. If the mixture seems too dry, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time. The mixture should be moist like clay.

Divide the mixture to form four patties. Form the patties by taking each section and packing it tightly into a ball. Then flatten with your hands to make the patties.

Cook one of two ways:

1. In the oven at 375 degrees on a greased or parchment lined cookie sheet for 30 minutes, turning once after 15 minutes.


2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon Ghee or coconut oil over medium to medium-high heat. Cook patties about 4 – 5 minutes on each side.

Enjoy the veggie burgers on a toasted bun with your favorite fixings.

Make sure to check out this recipe for Coconut Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies that I discovered on the Carrington Farms website. Click on the below link for the recipe.



  1. These look yummy and delicious. Will definitely have to try this recipe for sure.

  2. Now these sound like a delicious idea for a burger - I could most definitely tuck into one of these for dinner.

  3. It looks very yummy. My stomach is hunger to eat it now. Thank you so much for this recipe.

  4. I have to be honest, I don't think I have ever tried a veggie burger. I think It would be fun to try several recipes and see which one is best.

  5. I am interested to try these and see if they are kid approved.I will keep you posted.

  6. Oh these look so tasty! i will have to check them out.

  7. I love veggie burgers, too! I like that you used white beans and quinoa and cooked in coconut oil. I have to try this recipe.

  8. This looks really tasty! It would fit right into my diet.

  9. Looks so delicious and since I am on a weight loss program this is a great way for me to still have burgers. Thanks

  10. Thank you sooo much for sharing this. I love a good veggie burger and those premade frozen patties just don't cut it. I'll definitely be trying this recipe out for size!

  11. It is so difficult to find a good veggie burger recipe! Thank you for coming up with this recipe. I am going to try it for Sunday brunch :)

  12. Trying this! I was just saying I need to learn how to make veggie burgers!!! Yours looks great!

  13. A veggie burger I would actually eat!


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