Feb 6, 2014

Quinoa Black Bean Burgers & Sweet Potato Fries!

One of the best things about snowed in is being able to watch my sister cook some of her delicious recipes. My sister had made these burgers before, and I wanted to share this recipe for a while now because they are so tasty and good for you, and the best part of all? They fill that burger craving without giving you a big tummy ache at the end. Obviously you can't have a burger without french fries, so the healthier option is sweet potato fries. I am starting to come around and like sweet potatoes, but I must admit I love regular potatoes better. Anyway, if you're looking for a healthy option, this combo is definitely for you!

To make the burgers
What you'll need: 1 can black beans (drained), 1/4 cup cooked quinoa, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup minced yellow pepper, 2 tablespoons minced onion, 1 large clove of garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 egg white.

First, bring the quinoa and water to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed (15-20) minutes. 

Roughly mash the black beans with a fork in a small bowl.

Mix the quinoa, onions, bread crumbs, pepper, garlic, salt, olive oil and black beans with your hands. 

Form the mixture into 5 patties.

Bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees. 

*245 calories per burger, 7.2G of fiber, 9.3G of protein.

To make the fries: Cut up three or four sweet potatoes and lay them out on a pan. Brush the top with olive oil, salt and pepper. You can also add cinnamon for extra flavor!

Cook for 30 minutes at 450 degrees!

This is a pretty straight forward recipe, and is delicious! Have fun with it, and enjoy!


  1. I will definitely try those burgers, they look so good! And I'm glad you're giving sweet potatoes a chance, they're my favorite!

  2. YUM. Looks absolutely delicious! I have to give this a try!

    xo www.inventedromance.blogspot.ca

  3. Wow, these look incredible! Love all of the yummy, healthy recipes you've been sharing lately :)



  4. This looks so delicious, especially those sweet potato fries! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Quinoa and black beans are my two favorite foods! Can't wait to make these. xo

  6. Potatoes aren't bad for you. As long as they're not deep fried. I love them too and eat them regularly.

  7. this sounds amazing! those fries look so good



  8. Just made these for lunch--super yummy! Thanks to your sister, and thank you for sharing!


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