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Quinoa and Borlotti Bean Burgers with Paprika

Preparation Time
25-30 minutes plus 30 minutes refrigeration

Cooking Time
10 minutes

Makes 6 patties

Allergy Information
Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Lactose Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian


  • 100g red quinoa
  • 1 x 400g can of borlotti beans, drained
  • 3 small spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • ½ red pepper, finely diced
  • 1 small white onion, grated
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 50g sun-dried tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 15g (handful) coriander, chopped
  • 1 ½ tsp. cumin, ground or crushed
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper powder (if you do not like heat, this can be missed)
  • 1 tbsp. tamari (gluten free soy sauce)
  • A pinch of Lucy Bee Himalayan Salt and Lucy Bee Whole Black Peppercorns, ground
  • 1-2 tbsp. Lucy Bee Coconut Oil
  • A little gluten free plain flour, for dusting the patties


  1. To cook the quinoa, place in a saucepan, along with approximately 200ml of water or enough to cover the quinoa. Bring to the boil then cover and reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 20-25 minutes until the quinoa has absorbed all of the water and looks fluffy.
  2. Add the beans and cooked quinoa to a food processor and blitz until they form a paste – there should still be whole parts of quinoa and parts of the bean partially whole, which is fine. (You could do this step by hand with a potato masher, but may take a bit longer to achieve the paste).
  3. Add the paste to a mixing bowl, along with the spring onions, garlic, red pepper, white onion, carrot, sun-dried tomatoes, coriander, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper (if using), tamari and seasoning. Combine the ingredients until firm and divide into ball-shapes - it should make roughly 6 good sized burgers/patties.
  4. Place these on a plate and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes
  5. To cook the burgers/patties, melt the Lucy Bee Coconut Oil in a frying pan, flatten the burgers and lightly dust with flour, fry for 8-10 minutes, turning half way through. Note: make sure the pan is not crowded and if necessary, cook the burgers/patties in two batches.
  6. Serve with a salad or vegetables of your choice.

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