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Chipotle Black Bean and Quinoa Burger
with guacamole / smoky paprika sweet potato fries

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This black bean and quinoa burger features a favorite combination among our team and community - spicy chipotle and creamy guacamole. Sweet potato fries on the side make this a classic warm weather meal.

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Ingredients

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4
Chipotle Black Bean and Quinoa Burger:
  • Onions - 1/2, diced
  • Chipotle peppers - 1, chopped (usually found in adobo sauce)
  • Cilantro leaves - 2 Tbsp, chopped
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Beans, black (14 oz / 397 g) - 1 can, drained and rinsed
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/4 tsp
  • Cooked quinoa (leftover from Wednesday) - 1 cup
  • Tomato paste - 2 Tbsp
  • Eggs - 1
  • Panko breadcrumbs - 1/3 cup
  • Hamburger buns - 4
  • Guacamole (ingredients listed separately) - for serving
Guacamole:
  • Shallots - 1 clove, chopped
  • Cilantro leaves - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Avocados - 1
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp
Smoky Paprika Sweet Potato Fries:
  • Sweet potato fries, frozen - 1 lb (sub sweet potatoes, sliced into fries)
  • Oil, cooking - 2 tsp
  • Paprika, smoked - 2 tsp
  • Ketchup (opt) - for serving

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Prep

  1. Onions / Chipotles / Shallots / Cilantro (for burgers and guacamole) - (If prepping right before cooking, get grill / oven heating before continuing with prep.) Prep as directed. Store onions in one container. Combine chipotles and cilantro for burgers in one container. Combine shallots and cilantro for guacamole in another container. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)

  2. Make burger patties - Heat oil (portion for burgers) in a skillet over medium heat. Add onions and some salt and saute until onions are soft, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer onions to a mixing bowl. Drain and rinse beans and add them to onions. Use a potato masher or spoon to mash beans until only small pieces remain. Add salt, pepper, chipotles, cilantro (portion for burgers), quinoa, tomato paste, eggs, and panko. Stir until the mixture is evenly combined. Form into 1” / 2.5 cm thick patties and make a depression in the center with your thumb (this will help the patties to retain an even thickness as they cook). (Can be done 1 day ahead)

  3. Make guacamole - Mash together avocados, shallots, cilantro (portion for guacamole), and lime juice. Season with some salt. Add some hot sauce (not on ingredients list) if you’d like it to be spicy.

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Make

  1. Heat oven according to instructions for fries. (If you sliced your own sweet potatoes, heat oven to 425F / 218C degrees.) Spread sweet potatoes / fries out on a sheet pan. Toss with oil (portion for fries) and smoked paprika. (Add some salt if cooking raw sweet potatoes.)

  2. If cooking on a grill: Heat grill to 450F / 232C degrees. Clean grates and brush with some oil.

  3. Transfer sweet potato fries to oven and bake according to package directions. (If cooking raw sweet potatoes, roast for 25 to 30 minutes, shaking the pan halfway through cooking.)

  4. {grill}: While sweet potato fries bake, place burger patties on grill and grill on one side until grill marks appear, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip burgers and continue cooking until burgers are cooked all the way through, 4 to 5 minutes more. Toast hamburger buns.

  5. If cooking on the stovetop: While sweet potato fries bake, heat up a grill pan or skillet over high heat. Brush with some oil. Add burger patties to heated pan and cook on one side until grill marks appear, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip burgers and continue cooking until heated through, 4 to 5 minutes more. Toast hamburger buns.

  6. Enjoy burgers topped with guacamole. Serve fries on the side with ketchup for dipping if you’d like.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (26)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (9)

Most Helpful

I was a little surprised to see no binding in the burger recipe and thought about adding an egg, but I checked the comments and it didn't seem like people had issues with it so I made it as is, and sure enough 3 of my 4 burgers were crumbly. Very delicious, but we had to glue them together with the guac.

By: Kathryn
Posted: Apr 25, 2020
Diet: Original
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24 reviews

Veggie burger was alright, but too big by far. I could have made 8 patties rather than 4! Next time I'll leave out the chipotle for my kids.

By: Jill
Posted: Jul 06, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

First time making black bean patties and they did not disappoint. We'll definitely do this one again.

By: Nicole
Posted: Jun 13, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Delicious and easy. Great meal for the whole family.

By: Christy
Posted: Jun 04, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

This was solid but nothing special. I’ll probably look for something juicier or with more flavor next time.

By: Marin
Posted: May 23, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We added a little jalapeno to the guacamole, made the burgers with ground Turkey, and ate the burgers with sriracha. It was amazing!

By: Chandra
Posted: May 22, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We found this to be a little bland. We added bacon to our leftovers, and it was on point!

By: Jeanine
Posted: Apr 30, 2020
Diet: Original
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