Black Bean Fajita Veggie Burgers

  • Prep Time: 40 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Entree, Vegetarian, Gluten Free


Veggie Burgers

  • 1½ cups cooked quinoa
  • 115 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained (or about 1½ cups)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon chunky salsa
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs, divided gluten free if necessary
  • Olive oil, for browning burgers
  • 46 slices of pepper jack cheese, if desired
  • Guacamole, if desired
  • 46 hamburger buns, gluten free if necessary

Peppers & Onions

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 small green pepper, julienned
  • 1 small red pepper, julienned
  • 1/2 medium sized yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Make the burgers: Add all ingredients plus ¼ cup of the bread crumbs to a food processor. Process for 10-15 seconds, until all ingredients are blended together, but still a little bit chunky. Transfer mixture to a medium sized bowl and refrigerate for about ten minutes. Remove from the refrigerator and stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of bread crumbs. Form mixture into patties. You will get about 4-6 patties, depending on the size you make them. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper and place black bean burgers on. Refrigerator for about 20 minutes.*
  2. While burgers are chilling, saute the peppers and onions. Heat a large pan over medium heat and add the olive oil, peppers, onions, spices and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook mixture until peppers are tender and beginning to brown, about 15 minutes.
  3. Heat a large pan over medium heat and coat the bottom with olive oil. Cook the burgers for about 3-5 minutes on each side, until crisp and heated through. Top with cheese slices and cover until melted. Place burgers on a bun and top with pepper and onion mixture and guacamole, if desired.


*The longer your refrigerate the burgers before cooking them, the firmer they will be.