Mushroom-Quinoa Veggie Burgers with Special Sauce


These hearty mushroom, black bean and quinoa veggie burgers are a healthy and satisfying homemade alternative to store-bought veggie burgers. And they take just 25 minutes of active time to prep, so while they're special enough for entertaining, they're quick enough for weeknight dinners.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 25 mins
4 burgers


  • 1 large portobello mushroom, gills removed, roughly chopped

  • 1 cup no-salt-added canned black beans, rinsed

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted creamy almond butter

  • 3 tablespoons canola mayonnaise, divided

  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¾ teaspoon smoked paprika

  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder, divided

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup cooked quinoa

  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats

  • 1 tablespoon ketchup

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted

  • 2 leaves green-leaf lettuce, halved

  • 4 slices tomato

  • 4 thin slices red onion


  1. Place mushroom, black beans, almond butter, 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, pepper, paprika, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and salt in a food processor. Pulse, stopping once or twice to scrape down the sides, until a coarse mixture forms that holds together when pressed. Transfer to a bowl and add quinoa and oats; stir well to combine. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  2. Meanwhile, whisk ketchup, mustard and the remaining 2 tablespoons mayonnaise and 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder in a small bowl until smooth.

  3. Shape the mushroom mixture into 4 patties.

  4. Heat oil in a large grill pan or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook until golden and beginning to crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Carefully flip and cook until golden brown, 2 to 4 minutes more.

  5. Serve the burgers on buns with the special sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion.


To make ahead: The burger patties and special sauce can be made in advance. Prepare through Step 3; cover and refrigerate separately for up to 24 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

395 Calories
20g Fat
46g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 burger
Calories 395
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 9g 34%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 12g 23%
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Vitamin A 974IU 19%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Folate 51mcg 13%
Sodium 659mg 29%
Calcium 122mg 9%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 118mg 28%
Potassium 562mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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