Vegan Stuffed Portobello Burger With Black Bean & Quinoa

September 1, 2017

This recipe was originally published on December 5, 2014.
Vegan Burger Recipe: Stuffed Portobello Burger

Sometimes I come home at 9 and dread having to start peeling, chopping, and cooking all those vegetables into 3 different types of dishes (one grain, one protein, one vegetable side). Thankfully, a vegan burger is one of the easiest, quickest and most satisfying meals to throw together on a busy weeknight! For this juicy vegan burger, I stuffed portobello mushroom caps with black bean and quinoa mix–this stuffing works as a patty on its own, but the cap holds everything for beautiful presentation and adds that rich mushroom-y texture and taste. It looks and tastes amazing but takes just a few simple ingredients and steps. For my fixings I added a kale leaf, avocado slices, some fresh chopped dill, ketchup and a drizzle of tahini all on top of a San Francisco roll from the farmer’s market–heaven! 😉

Vegan Burger Recipe: Stuffed Portobello Burger

Black Bean and Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Burgers

3 burgers

3 portobello caps

1 can black beans, rinsed well and drained

3/4 cup cooked quinoa (I used rainbow)

1/2 small carrot, chopped fine

2 tsp olive oil, plus more for drizzling

1/2 tsp ground coriander

1/4 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp ground turmeric

1/4 tsp garlic powder

Salt and fresh black pepper to taste

The fixings: buns, onions, greens (I used kale), tomato, avocado, ketchup, and a drizzle of tahini

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F. In a blender or food processor, process the beans, carrots, olive oil, spices, and salt until thoroughly mixed and a dough forms.

2. Add cooked quinoa and combine. Adjust seasoning as needed.

3. On a baking sheet, lay the portobello caps. Spoon the stuffing mixture into the caps, pressing down firmly. Bake for 20 minutes.

4. Assemble over a bun, add the mushroom, greens, avocado slices, tomato, ketchup, drizzle of tahini, any herbs (fresh chopped dill or dried oregano). Enjoy!

Vegan Burger Recipe: Stuffed Portobello Burger


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Originally from Portland, Oregon, Juhea now lives in NYC with her Oreo cookie cat, Zeus. When she is not writing, she enjoys running in Central Park, yoga, and teaching Barre classes. Follow Juhea on Instagram @peacefuldumpling, Google+ and Pinterest.


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