Dr. Douglass Toth
1214 College Ave
Santa Rosa, CA
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Tuesday Food Day!

This is a veggie burger recipe that is amazing.  It is perfect for a weeknight meal as the burgers can be made a head of time and then cooked the night you’re ready to cook them.

Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers

1 can black beans (15.5 ounces)
1/2 cup cooked quinoa (prepared according to package directions)
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Drain and rinse the can of black beans. Make sure your quinoa is fully cooked and on hand! – You can also hydrate dried black beans overnight and use them in this recipe as well.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the beans and cooked quinoa with the remainder of the ingredients.
  3. Using hands or a fork,  thoroughly mix the ingredients together, mashing the beans as you go. This will form a mixture that is easy to form into patties.
  4. Divide the mixture into four equal balls, and form each into a patty between 1/4 and 1/2 an inch thick.
  5. At this point you can save the patties in the fridge until they’re ready to cook or continue on!
  6. In a medium saucepan, over high eat, cook the patties in 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil for 1 minute on each side, or until lightly browned.
  7. Transfer the saucepan to a 400 degree oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  8. Serve on a whole-grain bun

Other serving options:

Serve over a bed of lettuce
Serve “bun-less” with a thick slice of tomato, lettuce, and melted mozzarella cheese
Serve over with goat cheese in a lettuce bun.

The possibilities are endless!  Enjoy this little treat!


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