Black Bean Veggie Burger

Cuisinart original

Packed with protein and studded with colorful, vitamin-rich veggies, this burger will be a hit
among meat and non-meat eaters alike. A Cuisinart® Food Processor will make the prep quick, but it can easily be prepared by hand.


Makes 6 burgers


1     tablespoon olive oil, plus more to
       brush plates
2    garlic cloves, finely chopped
¼    medium to large onion,
       finely chopped
½    teaspoon kosher salt, divided
       Pinch freshly ground
       black pepper
1     can (15 ounces) black beans,
       drained and rinsed
½    chipotle pepper in adobo, chopped,
       plus 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
½    cup water, divided (this is approximate,
       you may not need the entire
1     cup cooked quinoa
½    cup diced carrot
½    cup diced zucchini
¼    cup chopped fresh cilantro
6     hamburger buns
1     avocado, sliced

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per burger: Calories 236
(25% from fat) • carb. 36g • pro. 8g • fat 7g sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg • sod. 410mg calc. 87mg • fiber 5g


Plate Side: Griddle
Griddler® Cooking Position: Open and flat.

1. Put the oil in a medium sauté pan set
over medium heat. Once hot, add the garlic,
onion and ¼ teaspoon of salt and pepper.
Sauté until softened and fragrant, about 5
minutes. Add the black beans, chipotle
and sauce, and enough water to keep
the pan from being dry. Cook until beans
are soft enough where they can be easily
mashed, about 10 minutes, adding
additional water as needed to prevent the
pan from going dry.
2. Once beans are soft, add the remaining salt,
quinoa, carrot and zucchini. Add additional
water, about 2 to 3 tablespoons, stir, partially
cover and reduce heat to medium-low
and cook until vegetables are just slightly
cooked, about 5 minutes.
3. Transfer mixture to a Cuisinart® Food
Processor fitted with the chopping blade.
Add the cilantro and pulse 4 to 5 times to
slightly mash the mixture.
4. Turn on the Cuisinart® Griddler®. Select Grill/
Griddle and set to 375ºF.
5. While Griddler® is heating, form burger
mixture into 1/ 3-cup patties (the mixture may
be too warm to handle. If that is the case,
then allow to rest until slightly cooled).
6. Once preheated, brush the plates with
additional oil and put the prepared patties
onto the hot, oiled griddle. Select the countup
timer and cook 3 minutes per side. Brush
the tops with additional oil and allow to
cook until bottoms are golden brown and
the burger is just getting firm, about 3 to 4
minutes. Carefully flip and cook on the other
side for another 3 to 4 minutes.
7. To serve, put on a bun and top with sliced
avocado. Serve immediately.