By: The Working Girl’s Kitchen

The consensus was that these patties were tasty and had an addicting crunchy coat from baking. Unfortunately, the patties were a bit dry though.  Next time, I’ll cook the black beans longer (I used dried beans) and will puree them more to address the moisture issue. This batch made about 8 patties, which we will be munching on for lunches.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Place all ingredients other than black beans in a mixing bowl.
  3. Puree the black beans in a food processor or blender.
  4. Mix the pureed beans with the other ingredients.
  5. Shape bean mixture into patties and place on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake 10 minutes on each side, or until both sides are crisp and brown.


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 tsps reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped baby spinach
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • Fresh ground peppercorn