Spicy Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers with a Poached Egg

Black Beans & Quinoa Burgers with a Poached Egg
Over the last couple weeks, I realized I’m allergic to vodka.
Grey Goose to be specific and I am fucking distraught.

I don’t know what it is but whenever I drink The Goose, I immediately become bloated.
This only happens with Grey Goose which means now I gotta find a new sponsor.


Whatever, it’s Labor Day.
Summers final cookout and I’ve decided to send it off with my first veggie burger.
Can you believe I have never made a veggie burger in my life?



I mean I strayed away from making burgers with meat a long time ago.
Like I’ve done salmon burgers and big ass crab cakes..

But never really just went all veggie, you know?


Because you know what, as sad as it sounds, a veggie burger isn’t something a lot of people know how to make.

They don’t do it right.
The burger just doesn’t taste right.


Yet one thing I’ve learned about women of my generation is that one of us is still gonna want a goddamn veggie burger.

Guys, if you want to upgrade the level of ass in your life…


Like if you’re a 6 and wanna upgrade yourself to a 8 or 9, you gotta learn how to make a good veggie burger.
If you learn how to do that you’ve just increased your chances by like 30%.




By the way, no problems with Bourbon.


No problems at all…








Spicy Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers with a Poached Egg


What I Used.

1 cup Quinoa. 1 can Cooked Black Beans (thoroughly rinsed and strained). ½ cup  Diced Green Onions. 2 Serrano Peppers. ½ cup Panko Breadcrumbs. 2 Eggs. 2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar. Olive Oil. 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper. 1 tbsp Smoked Paprika. Salt. Pepper.

What I Did.

Cook the quinoa:

1 cup quinoa in 2 cups water.
Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to a simmer for about 15 mins or until all the water is absorbed.
Remove from heat and set aside to cool for a few mins.


In a large bowl, add the black beans, diced green onions, diced serrano peppers, panko breadcrumbs and the now-cool quinoa.
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Sprinkle in the salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder & smoked paprika.
Taste the mixture and adjust seasonings as needed.

In a small bowl, beat 1 of the eggs.
Pour in the beaten egg into the quinoa mixture.
And using a masher or just your hands, mix.
 Don’t worry if you can’t flatten the beans, it’s not a big deal, trust me.
I just slapped on some latex gloves and hand-mixed – long nail problems.


Form the mixture into patties and refrigerate for about 30 mins.
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Heat some olive oil in a large saute pan, adding enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
Place the patties in the pan, spacing them evenly apart.
Adjust the flame to medium and cook for about 5 mins or until the side down is golden-brown.
Flip and saute the other side until equally golden brown.


Lastly – fry or poach an egg.
I added an egg at the end to substitute the need for ketchup or mayo but obviously, feel free to skip the egg and serve with any sauce you want.

If you’re poaching the egg, fill a med pot about halfway with water and add the red wine vinegar to it.
Bring to a boil.

Crack the egg into a shallow bowl.
Then with a wooden spoon, stir the boiling water in quick, large circles so it looks like a whirlpool.
Carefully slip the egg into the whirpool of water, allowing the white edges to curl around the yolk.

Let it cook in the hot water for about 1 min then remove with slotted spoon.


Serve by stacking a patty on top of another, topping with the poached egg and a little cilantro on top.
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This made about 6 thick patties.
And it’s healthyyyy 😀
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94 thoughts on “Spicy Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers with a Poached Egg

  1. Dana, these look amazing. I love making veggie burgers, but haven’t made one in a while; perhaps mine were never “that” good. Yours are so pretty, and that poached egg on top, I’m sure it contributes to the deliciousness of the burger.

  2. That egg! It looks fan-fucking-tastic. The burger looks great too of course, but these days I’m basically beef or nothing. (This is what happens when I lift heavy things on a regular basis.) The addition of the egg does make it far more satisfying, though…

    I’ve broken up with vodka long ago–now my clear liquor of choice is gin, and sometimes tequila.

    1. Aww thank you!
      I was having a photographer moment, taking these pictures, screaming to the egg how sexy it looked.

      Never been into gin and still learning my way around tequila.
      I’m sad because I now have to either give away or trade off the GG bottles in my freezer, waaah!!

      1. Tequila is pretty easy: get 100% blue agave and use the blanco for cocktails, and the reposado and anjeo for sipping. (Anejo and extra anjeo are sooooo gooooood for sipping. UNF. Reposado is a less expensive alternative.) I think the best way to experience gin is go to a really good Spanish restaurant and ask for one of their G&Ts. If it comes out in a giant wine glass, you know they know what they’re doing because they know the Spanish way of making G&Ts.

        Once you figure out your spirit of choice you should totally have a stock the bar party in which you make GG cocktails for everyone while they bring you tequila and/or gin or bourbon! 🙂

      2. I LOVE where your heads at! That is a brilliant party idea!!

        I tried Reposado, a few times, just for sipping like you said, but just can’t get past the taste.
        I do however like the 100% blue agave and have had some GREAT moment with Anjeo.

        This is good feedback, really good feedback 🙂

  3. I tried to make black beans burgers, they looked nothing like this and the taste was horrible lol. I ended up throwing them away…these look delicious but the experience scared me lol

  4. Obsesssssed with this. Made black bean burgers, made quinoa balls, but never just combined the two in a perfect patty. Gotta do it. Thanks, boo! & sorry about the Grey Goose – getting bloated when you’re trying to look sexay out on the town. NO THANK YOU.

  5. Mmmm…. yummy! I wonder if this veggie burger is similar to a beet burger. I’ve had a beet burger and it was absolutely delish! And if a veggie burger increases a guys chances by 30%, just the fact that you’ve held a beet burger (let alone tasted one) will get panties and jockstraps dropping every which way! Doesn’t matter if you are dude or a chick, it will work. Trust…I know from experience… and I’m a 9 already. Yep. I’m sure you can imagine…HA! 🙂

  6. You had me at spicy! lol! I love veggie burgers too! This recipe looks delicious, I don’t think I’ve ever had one with quinoa. I usually use brown rice and chickpeas, don’t know why I’ve never thought about adding quinoa. Duh!
    On another note, maybe it’s the brewer yeast in the vodka that you’re allergic to. I have a food intolerance to brewer’s yeast ( which is in most booze) and grey goose gets me every time! I can only tolerate 2 glasses before the bloating & runny nose starts 😦 …Grey Goose on the rocks is my favourite too. Sucks ass! lol

    xo, Jackie

    1. I think you’re right about the GG. It’s either the yeast or the base starch they make it with.
      My body just turned on me all of a sudden 😦

      Chickpeas are a great item to put in a veggie burger, I’m gonna try that next time, thanks for the tip!

  7. awe lovey, I know how much you like your grey goose. I can recommend titos with flying colors. The burger looks lovely, well done m’lady. Love that it’s a healthy & spicy, yet a culinary masterpiece. Epic!

  8. FYI, Bloglovin is messing with your posts… It tells me when there’s a new one up, but when I click on it there’s just an error, no post 😦 On the plus side it means I have to go to your site direct so I guess it counts as extra views? 😉

  9. Beautiful, as always. Guess what, I’ve been experimenting with quinoa lately, and the combination with black beans sounds amazing! Love your pictures, as ever, but those patties are definitely on my list!

  10. Try Grasovka – it’s delicious. I’m allergic to any other kind of vodka due to an incident on a school trip to Moscow when I was a teen, but this one’s delicious.

    1. Ok, cool.
      I’ll see if they sell it around here.
      I think whatever starch they make GG from, is conflicting with me as I get older.
      Ohhh the tears…

      What happened on the way to Moscow that you can’t drink any other kind of vodka?

      1. Well, it’s a long story and what happens in Moscow stays in Moscow 😉 Grasovka doesn’t have that typical vodka taste, I think that’s why I don’t mind it.

      2. Ahh haaaaaa….so we’re getting closer…
        What WERE you doing with vodka where if you weren’t drinking it, you had such a bad experience you can now only drink one certain type…

  11. I totally agree with you that no one knows how to make a good veggie burger (except you, because is what they should look like) and it pains me SO MUCH. I love a good veggie burger but I avoid them most of the time because they taste like what I imagine cardboard with a shed load of spices on would taste like.
    Love all of the colours and textures in yours!

  12. Love the oozy egg yolk. That is a boss money shot.

    Your skill in poaching eggs is wifey material. I can’t poach eggs so I married a man who can.

    I’ve never made vege burgers. We’re mostly a beef burger household, but I did try a vege burger the other day which had a crumbed portobello mushroom as the patty. It was hella juicy and good. Didn’t make me miss meat at all. I think if I said I was making burgers and served these up, The Koala would have trust issues, but if I called them patties, he’d love them. Or maybe “super awesome super food patties for super humans” would work. Too long?

  13. On the vodka front I would recommend a Polish vodka called Zubrowka, it’s distilled with bison grass which gives it a really nice flavour, kinda sweet. Good straight or with cloudy apple juice, but either way it has to be really cold. Wikipedia tells me it’s banned in the US but you’re relatively close to Canada right? As good an excuse as any for a road trip 😀 xx

    1. I just bloat.
      Almost immediately and it takes all night for it to go away.
      I’ll try Pepcid though, never thought of that, just assumed the goose was loose, haha.
      I’ll give it a shot, thank you so much!

    1. Hahahahahaha!
      Girrrrlllll, I was eating shit straight up from the bowl, before I even made the patties, it’s so damn delicious.

      Aside from the visual, it really all comes down to the seasonings.
      Ain’t nothing but seasonings..

  14. Everytime someone makes something with Quinoa, I actually get excited, like I MUST MUST MUSTTTTTTTTT MUST Try this. Quinoa burgers!!! why did I never think of this one! I am totally copying the life out of this entire recipe. haha I am still attempting the quinoa pizza, perfection is not easy with this one. I love the burgers, they look delicious, healthy and the kind of burgers i will eat again and again. You´re too great! Pictures – AMAZEBALLS.

  15. Two words Dana: Kettle One. 👍

    Love this recipe! It has everything I like. Such a great stand alone item. I would probably eat with a salad and call it good. Yum.

  16. I’ve tried so many “meh” veggie burger recipes over the last couple years, but these look amazing! Love the addition of the poached egg.

  17. This looks so gooood!! Unfortunately me and spicy food are not in a good relation, but I can make it without the cayenne pepper! on the other hand, I love poached egg,, mm or any type of cooked egg!

  18. These burgers look so fat and tasty and I love the moneyshot! . I agree, every good cook needs a decent veggie burger in their repertoire. With the poachie especially, this would definitely make the cut.
    By the by, two words for you Dana, whisky sours.

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