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Quinoa Black Bean and Yam Burgers

The absolute last thing i’m going to do – is claim that these were easy to create. With 2 epic fails and 1 “not good enough”, I finally went head to head with the mighty Quinoa Burger. Taste was never the issue – rather getting these buggers to hold together and look pretty for the camera.
Three years ago I finally caved and tried a burger wrapped in lettuce. What rock was I hiding under all this time? Since then I’ve been trying to create ANYTHING that I can wrap in lettuce. This recipe is definitely one of them. Although perfectly fine on their own, on a salad or cold for that matter – nothing beats fried mushrooms and a slice of tomato on top of these patties, wrapped in a blanket of crisp lettuce. Packed with protein, flavour and useful calories…..I promise these will happy punch you….literally.

Behold! I give you the guilt-free burger that won’t go straight to your ass!!!

Quinoa Black Bean and Yam Burgers
Serves 8
So they look a little like poop - i swear they don't taste that way.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
  1. 2 cups of cooked quinoa
  2. 3/4 cup of baked yam (softer the better and previously cooked)
  3. 1 cup of smashed black beans
  4. 1 medium onion (red or yellow)
  5. 1/2 cup parsley (chopped super fine)
  6. 1/2 cup kale (chopped super fine)
  7. 1 cup of gluten free or organic/sprouted bread crumbs (i made my own out of organic tortilla chips in my blender)
  8. 2 cloves of garlic (minced fine)
  9. 1 tbs of Bragg's Soy Sauce/Tamari (or reduced sodium soy sauce)
  10. 2 eggs
  11. 2 tbs of Dijon Mustard
  12. 1 tsp of garlic powder/salt free spice
  13. For The Sauce:

  14. 3/4 cup of organic plain 0% greek yoghurt
  15. 1 tbs of Dijon Mustard
  16. 1/2 tbs of melted honey
  17. MIX!
  1. Preheat oven to 375 Degrees. Quinoa Burgers are dainty little buggers. You can fry them, but i don't recommend it as they will NOT hold like they do in the oven - plus it's a way healthier option to bake them.
  2. Place all of your ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.
  3. Let stand for 10 min so the crumbs get a chance to bathe in the love.
  4. Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup scoop some out into your (CLEAN) hands. Form a nice little patty and place onto a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for approx 20 min (until firm)
  6. Wrap these bad boys into iceberg lettuce and stuff them with tomato's, fried mushrooms, onion and pickles - and don't forget a TBS of that Sauce!
  1. Makes approx 8-10 burgers. I prefer to eat 1 patty over top of a green salad, or just dip them in the amazing sauce.....but you can also opt to wrap it in some iceberg and eat it like a Big Mac ;)
  2. TIP: I always make a large portion of Quinoa at the beginning of the week (or when i run out), and bake 6 or so yams. They both keep in the fridge all week and come in VERY handy. There is always something you can do with Quinoa and yams. Always.
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