Quinoa & Pinto Bean Burger

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Serves: 4


  • 1½ cups of organic Green Valley Pinto Beans

  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa, cooled

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1½ teaspoons Old Bay seasoning

  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 1 teaspoon)

  • ½ teaspoon hot sauce of your choice

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted

  • avocado slices, for serving

  • arugula, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. In a food processor, combine pinto beans, cilantro, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, and garlic and pulse until well combined but still chunky. Transfer mixture into a large bowl and add cooked quinoa. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Add egg into bean mixture until fully combined. Using your hands, divide mixture into 4 balls. Place on a large plate and gently flatten slightly to form patties. Cover with plastic wrap and transfer to the fridge for 10 minutes.

  4. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, Old Bay, lemon juice, and hot sauce and season to taste with salt and pepper

  5. Heat olive oil in a large, oven safe, nonstick pan. Sear burgers for 2 minutes per side, then place in oven for 10-12 minutes

  6. Serve burgers on hamburger buns with a dollop of spicy mayonnaise and top with avocado and arugula.

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