Crispy Quinoa Burgers

Cost Per Serving: $1.40
Yields 6 Servings


  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup cooked cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 6 hamburger buns
Suggested Toppings
  • Avocado
  • Caramelized onions
  • Fried egg
  • Sauteed mushrooms
  • Fresh spinach


  1. In a medium bowl, mash the cannellini beans.
  2. Add quinoa, bread crumbs, garlic, chili powder, cheddar cheese, and salt and pepper. Mix together.
  3. Form into 6 patties. Place on a plate, cover, and refrigerate. Let chill for at least 30 minutes and up to 3 days.
  4. In a large skillet, heat a drizzle of olive oil over medium-high heat.
  5. Add patties and cook until golden and crips, about 5 minutes per side.
  6. During the last minute of cooking, add the Swiss cheese, cover, and cook for 2-3 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
  7. Toast hamburger buns.
  8. Assemble your burger, adding any toppings you like, and enjoy!

**Recipe adapted from Half Baked Harvest.

Published by Hays County Food Bank

We are passionately committed to improving lives through food assistance programs, nutrition education, and advocacy.

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