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Black Bean Chip & Dip Burgers

I finally invented a healthy quinoa burger that wasn't dry and crumbly or really boring. These fit the bill—even my grandkids prefer them over hamburgers. They taste like chips and dip in a burger! —KT Rehrig, Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa, divided
  • 1 cup crushed baked tortilla chip scoops
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • 8 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 8 slices tomato
  • 8 slices red onion


  • In a small saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork.
  • In a large bowl, mash black beans. Add 1 cup salsa, tortilla chips, taco seasoning and cooked quinoa; mix well. Shape into eight 1/4-in.-thick patties.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat 5-6 minutes on each side or until heated through. Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato, onion and remaining salsa.
To bake patties: Preheat oven to 350°. Place patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake 25-30 minutes or until heated through, turning once.
Nutrition Facts
1 burger: 247 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 700mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 7g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • aug2295
    Mar 5, 2018

    Amazing home made veggies burgers. Not dry at all and full of flavor. I made my own taco seasoning and used tostitoes salsa. Yum!

  • ferndale52
    Jul 27, 2015

    my vegan friends ate these burgers, but personally Ii found them a little too dry (i must have done something wrong) and didn't care for the taste...too commercial; would prefer something more traditional.

  • chrrylpstck
    May 22, 2014

    I have been looking everywhere for a good Black Bean Burger recipe. These were so easy to make and even my husband, who is an avid meat-eater loved them. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

  • toolbarsco
    Apr 19, 2014

    Wow-everyone loved these burgers. We added guacamole as an additional condiment. Even though I baked the patties they were still kind of crumbly. Next time I will use refried black beans, melt a slice of cheese on top of each pattie, and make the pattie size smaller (I made 6 burgers instead of 8--I think there is a reason the recipe states to make 8). This recipe will be added to our all-time favorites.

  • jstowellsupermom
    Apr 9, 2014

    So good!! We added Monterey Jack cheese on top. Next time I'll mash my beans better - they were a little crumbly and also I think I'll make 6 burgers just to make them a bit bigger. But overall great flavor & so easy to make!

  • Angel182009
    Apr 8, 2014

    These were packed with flavor. I did leave out the quinoa bc I had none on hand and used Doritos in place of the baked tortilla chips. I baked them in the oven so the patties held together better.

  • cctp1016
    Apr 1, 2014

    Absolutely delicious!!

  • sherylandken
    Mar 28, 2014

    These are our new favorite bean burgers...and very easy to prepare! For the salsa we used a roasted tomato chipotle reja salsa.