Refried beans & Quinoa Patties

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by panfusine

about 1 year ago

This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe to Kick Off a Healthy New Year.

No story here, I'm trying to cut down on carbs (anyone who's tried that knows how difficult that is) Quinoa provides a texture as well as an added shot of proteins, making this a great vegan burger.. I simply wrapped it in Romaine lettuce leaves & scarfed it down, but its great on a bun with a slice of melted cheese, tomatoes & a pickle!

Makes 8

  • 1 cup cooked Quinoa
  • 1 cup fat free refried beans
  • 2 1/2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 small Fresh birds eye chilli deseeded & finely minced
  • 1/4 cup Finely diced Shallots
  • 1/2 cup Finely chopped Cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive or any other Oil for Pan frying
  1. To obtain 1 cup of cooked Quinoa, add 1/2 a cup of the seeds to 1. 1/4 cups of hot water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover & cook for ~ 15 min (until the seeds sprout their little tails out & turn translucent. Drain off any excess water.
  2. Combine the Quinoa, refried beans and all the other ingredient along with 3/4 cup of Panko bread crumbs. (reserve the remaining for coating the patties). Bring together into a mass. Taste and adjust for seasonings. Divide into 8 patties. Coat each patty in the Panko bread crumbs prior to pan frying.
  3. Heat a non stick skillet and add the patties two at a time. Drizzle oil over the patties and fry each side on medium heat until golden brown. Serve warm between toasted sesame buns, slathered with cilantro chutney, slices of tomato, onion, cucumber.

Nutrition Info:


  • 196 calories
  • 3g total fat
  • 1g saturated fat
  • 0mg cholesterol
  • 388mg sodium
  • 36g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 3g sugar)
  • 7g protein
8 Comments Add a Comment
  • Hpim0228

    drbabs says: Love this, too--would have to change the spices for my cilantro and turmeric hating husband, but that's OK.

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    panfusine says: Thanks Drbabs, No turmeric needed here & Feel free to sub Dill for the Cilantro!

    about 1 year ago
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    lapadia says: Love everything about these and hope to try them soon!

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    panfusine says: Thanks lapadia!

    about 1 year ago
  • Oldies_joemare_bd

    sdebrango says: Really love this and I agree with SC perfect wrapped in a lettuce leaf.

    about 1 year ago Reply to this »
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    panfusine says: thanks sdebrango!

    about 1 year ago
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    solitarycook says: Love it, especially wrapped in a lettuce leaf!

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    panfusine says: Thanks solitarycook, confession: I actually did use a lettuce leaf in lieu of a bun..

    about 1 year ago

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