Recipes

White Bean and Quinoa Burgers

Looking for a FAILSAFE burger that’s also vegetarian and filled with the good stuff? You’re in luck because these white bean and quinoa burgers are just that. Bonus because they also taste really good.

We are big time burger fans and generally have them at least once a week. But sometimes we all crave something less … meaty, which can be a bit hard on the FAILSAFE diet. That is, until I remember that beans are safe and make a delicious base for veggie burgers.

My go-to bean burger is the black bean burger. It’s quick and easy and I know that we all like it. That makes it a little hard for me to stray from the tried-and-true-nature of it all. I’m glad I did, though, because these white bean and quinoa burgers are tasty and have an added punch of nutrition thanks to the quinoa. And if you use red quinoa, you also get an added punch of color.

When I first made these, I topped mine with a white bean sauce. I don’t recommend it. (Too many beans…) I’d suggest using the pear + carob bbq sauce or the FAILSAFE dipping sauce instead. Both are much better choices for the bean burgers.

I was also pleasantly surprised when The Big Kid said she liked them. So I’m going to go ahead and call these kid-friendly. Because if MY kid likes them, I have a feeling most kids will like them.

Recipe Card

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 10 min Total Time 15 mins
Servings: 6

Description

Looking for a FAILSAFE burger that’s also vegetarian and filled with the good stuff? You’re in luck because these white bean and quinoa burgers are just that. Bonus because they also taste really good.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa, water (or broth), leeks, garlic, and salt and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat, cooking for 15 minutes or until quinoa is fully cooked.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, mash white beans with a potato masher. Once quinoa is finished, add into the mashed beans and mix, Add in flour and stir until fully incorporated.

  3. Form into patties (I got about 6) and pull aside what you plan to cook. Freeze remaining patties on a lined baking sheet.

  4. To pan fry: place 1-2 tbsp of failsafe oil into your frying pan and cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes per side or until beginning to brown. To bake: preheat oven to 375°F/190°C and bake for 30 minutes, flipping at the 15 minute mark.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 burger

Servings 6


Amount Per Serving
Calories 331kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1.6g3%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Sodium 209mg9%
Total Carbohydrate 60.9g21%
Dietary Fiber 12.2g49%
Sugars 1.8g
Protein 19.8g40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: bean burgers, white beans, quinoa, vegetarian, vegan, failsafe, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, low salicylate

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