Quinoa red kidney beans Patties

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I combined my beans with powdered oats and quinoa for the basic patty mixture. Added in sautéed bell peppers, carrots and onions for a veggie boost, and then served with salads and buns as a burger.

Health Benefits:

Red beans are packed with protein and fiber along with several essential vitamins and minerals. They’re also loaded with antioxidants, which help prevent chronic diseases.

Quinoa (pronounced keen-wa) is a grain-like crop with many unique qualities and health benefits such as a very high protein content (about twice that of regular cereal grains), which makes it a great source of protein for vegetarians. It is also a good source of dietary fiber and several vitamins and minerals.  And it’s gluten-free which makes it a nice option for people who are gluten-intolerant.

Yields – 6 to 8
Preparation time- 20 minutes (including the cooking time of quinoa)
Cooking time- 8-10 minutes per patty/per batch


  • Quinoa-1/2cup (rinsed and drained)
  • Water-1cup
  • Powdered oats-1/4cup
  • Flax meal – 1tbsp
  • Chopped onion-1mediumn
  • Chopped bell peppers-1medium
  • Grated carrot-1/2cup
  • Cooked Red kidney beans-1cup ( if using canned drain and rinse thoroughly)
  • Chilli powder/paprika-1tsp
  • Salt, ground black pepper-to taste
  • Lemon juice-1tbsp or to taste
  • Olive oil- 2tsp + for greasing

To serve:

  • Leafy green
  • Sliced Red onion
  • Sliced tomato
  • Spread
  • Burger buns


To cook quinoa:

  • Mix flax meal with 3-4 tablespoon of water and set aside.
  • In a medium pot, bring water to boil, add quinoa, cover reduce heat and simmer for 15-18 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked.
  • While quinoa is cooking, heat oil In the other pan/skillet add onion, garlic paste, bell peppers and saute for 2-3 minutes (continue to cook some more if you like your veggies to be soft)
  • Stir in salt, chilli powder/paprika, carrot, take off from the heat and allow it to cool a bit.
  • Now mash your beans, I mashed ¾ of beans leaving a quarter of the batch whole.
  • Once quinoa is ready, add the quinoa to the beans along with sauted onion, bell pepper, carrots, crushed black pepper, mashed beans and lemon juice mix well.
  • Add in powdered oats, flax meal mixture and mix well.
  • Now divide the mixture to equal portions of 6-8 (depending on how big you like your patty)
  • Take each section and pack tightly shape to a ball and flatten with your palms.
  • Heat a large skillet, grease with oil over medium heat cook patties ( 2-3 at a time depending on the size of your patty) and cook for about 4-5minutes each side or till they are golden brown in color.

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For serving:

  • Warm the burger buns/rolls.
  • Slater with your choice of spread or cheese layer the patties and the onions, lettuce and tomatoes as per your preference.
  • Serve with ketchup, chips or any dips of choice.

You can use either of the spreads for Burger:

Rosemary Pistachio spread:

Pista Rosemary dip1

Tomato chilli spread:

Chilli sauce


  • Vegetables can be personalised by including corn, zucchini or any vegetables of choice.
  • Make sure the cooked bean is drained completely before adding to the patty mixture.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on March 26, 2015, in Appetizers, Indian, International, Starters. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  2. I have a red kidney bean patties recipe with wheat flour and bread crumbs. Your version with love your version with quinoa and flax seed de


  3. Looks fab Chitra!! Nice combo too 🙂


  4. Looks super good Chitra.. I am sure it tastes even better..


  5. Yum love veggie burgers, had one for dinner tonight only I didn’t make it myself. Love the red beans in the burger.


  6. MyKabulKitchen

    I miss your blog Chitra! Just catching up on your recipes, this looks like a great idea! Looking for more ways to use quinoa 🙂


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