Black Bean Quinoa Mushroom Burgers


This past summer I discovered the best restaurant within a 100 mile radius of home! We were killing time in Milwaukee, and needed some place to eat dinner. After researching a gazillion healthy food options, we decided to give Cafe Manna in nearby Brookfield a try. The food was mind blowing! We ordered beverages, appetizers, entrees and desserts, without a single disappointment! We were in food ecstasy! Since our original visit in July, we have been back six times. I’m hooked on their “Tu-no Melt”, but my hubby is enamored with their Black Bean and Mushroom Burger. And this, my friends, is my take on their creation. The hubby promptly downed 2 burgers this evening, and declared them BETTER than the ones at the restaurant. Score one for me!

I started with black beans…
and then chopped mushrooms…
Then I smushed them together. (And smushed IS A WORD spellcheck.)
Next up, flax seed, cumin and salt…
and some cooked red quinoa.
Chop some onion…
add a little worcestershire sauce!
How about some freshly pressed garlic?
Mix it all together.
Form into patties and bake in the oven! Black beans really are not very photogenic. Good thing they taste better than they look.
Assemble on a bun with all the fixin’s!

Black Bean Quinoa Mushroom Burgers

1 can black beans

1 T. ground flax seed

1/4 cup cooked quinoa (I used red quinoa)

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped mushrooms

1 clove garlic, pressed

1 T. worcestershire sauce

1/2 T. cumin

1 t. salt


Rinse the beans. Then smash with a fork, leaving some beans whole. Chop mushrooms and stir into the beans. Add flax seed, cumin, and salt. Stir. Then add the remaining ingredients. Mix well. Form into 4 patties. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes, flipping 20 minutes into baking time.

Serve with tomato, kale, and avocado on sprouted wheat bun. Add veganaise and dijon mustard for an extra taste explosion.

2 thoughts on “Black Bean Quinoa Mushroom Burgers

  1. Karen,
    I made these Black Bean Quinoa Mushroom Burgers for dinner tonight and they were delicious! They were by far the best veggie burgers I have ever made.
    Thank you for the recipe! (:


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