Black Bean, Quinoa and Feta Burgers

Loaded with delicious flavors, this homemade veggie burger has a satisfying meaty texture from the combination of quinoa, walnuts and feta cheese.

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Black Bean, Quinoa and Feta Burgers

Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 35 mins


  • 1 bag Success® Tri-Color Quinoa
  • 1 can (19 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, finely crumbled
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 tsp steak spice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • These Black Bean, Quinoa and Feta Burgers are packed with plenty of protein – quinoa, black beans, walnuts, and feta – and will leave both vegetarians and meat eaters alike more than satisfied. Whether these tasty patties are served for a family dinner or at a summer cookout, they will be a guaranteed hit!

    Step 1

  • Prepare quinoa according to package directions. Cool to room temperature.

    Step 2

  • In large bowl, mash black beans coarsely with potato masher, leaving some texture. Mix in quinoa, eggs, bread crumbs, walnuts, feta, green onions and steak spice until combined.

    Step 3

  • Using greased 1-cup measuring cup, scoop mixture into 4 equal portions. Shape into 1-inch-thick patties.

    Step 4

  • In large nonstick skillet set over medium heat, add oil. Cook burgers, in batches, for 3 to 4 mins per side or until golden brown and heated through.

    Recipe Tips

    Serve on toasted burger buns with your favorite toppings.

    Cool quinoa quickly by spreading onto parchment paper-lined baking sheet; place in freezer for 5 mins.

    Alternatively, brush both sides of patties with oil. Bake on parchment paper-lined baking sheet in 400°F oven for 5 to 7 mins per side.

    Serve burgers with sriracha sauce if desired.

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Don’t think vegetarian plates don’t belong at a backyard BBQ!  Just make sure you bring enough of these irresistible Cheesy Jalapeño Quinoa Cakes with Aioli to share with everyone. And lest we forget a seafood option; these delicious Quinoa Salmon Cakes make for an ideal perfect pescatarian patty and an overall crowd-pleaser.

Steak Seasoning 

If you don’t already have a go-to steak seasoning in the pantry, it’s simple enough to whip up your own batch. As a matter of fact, you likely have all of the spices on-hand, so why not season your burger precisely how you want it?

A basic steak seasoning base generally consists of kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and cracked black pepper with a ratio of 2:2:1:1. However, the sky’s the limit when it comes to seasoning, so proportions and additional ingredients are up to the chef!  Here are just a few of the flavor profile possibilities:

Earthy: Cumin goes well with other earthy ingredients such as mushrooms, black beans, chickpeas and lentils.

Herbal: Any of the spices found in herbs de Provence would be a great addition — thyme, rosemary, savory, marjoram, and oregano.

Spicy: For a bit of a kick, sprinkle in some red pepper flakes. Go even spicier with a pinch of cayenne pepper.

Combine all your favorite spices directly into an airtight jar – there’s no need to get any other dishes dirty as you can simply seal and shake your mixture. In fact, you can store any excess seasoning in an airtight jar for up to a year – so you may want to make some extra! Looking for another dinner idea? Try our: Spanish rice dish.