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Vegan Quinoa Burgers

  • Author: Lauren Casolaro
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 Burgers 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


These easy vegan quinoa burgers are seriously the best veggie burgers ever. They're delicious, simple to make, and loaded with flavor & plant-based protein. They're a perfect option for meal prep, a quick weeknight dinner, meatless Mondays, or your next backyard cook out! 


  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa
  • 1 (14oz) can kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tablespoons flax seed meal + 6 tablespoons water)
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, or whichever you prefer
  • 4 hamburger buns

Serving Suggestions

  • Lettuce
  • Red Onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Vegan Cheese
  • Avocado
  • French Fries
  • BBQ or Tahini Sauce


  1. Cook the quinoa according to package instructions and allow it to cool.
  2. Make your flax eggs by whisking together the flax seed meal and water. Let it set for at least 5 minutes.
  3. To a large bowl, add the red kidney beans and mash with the back of a fork or a potato masher. Add cooked quinoa, cornstarch, garlic, and all of the spices and mix until combined.
  4. Add in the flax eggs and mix until fully combined. It should not be too wet that you can't mold or too dry that it's falling apart. 
  5. Scoop 1/2 cup of the burger mixture and shape into 4 patties.
  6. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium low heat. Add 1 to 2 patties at a time and pan-fry for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through. Repeat until all burgers all cooked.
  7. Serve your burgers immediately with your preferred toppings and a side of fries. Enjoy!


Bake: Place patties on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 400F for 16-20 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Air fry: Spritz the basket with cooking spray and air fry at 375F for 8-10 minutes.

Grill: I highly recommend first making sure your grill is clean and well-greased. I recommend freezing the formed, uncooked patties for at least 30 minutes prior to grilling. Prepare your grill for medium-high cooking at 450F. Grill the patties for 4-5 minutes per side.

Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Both cooked and uncooked burgers can be frozen for up to 3 months. 

Nutritional values are estimates only. See our full nutrition disclosure here.  

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stovetop/Bake/Air Fry/Grill
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Burger
  • Calories: 317
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 301mg
  • Fat: 8.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Protein: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: vegan veggie burger, vegan bean burger, quinoa and kidney bean burger, vegan quinoa bean burger