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Homemade Quinoa Masala Burgers

I’m always concocting new veggie burger recipes at home, now that I don’t buy packaged or processed veggie burgers anymore because of the scary ingredients and additives they contain. These quinoa masala burgers I made last night turned out FABULOUS and are too EASY not to make ASAP.

The best part? You can make several ahead of time and either freeze or refrigerate them for later. They also make a perfect burger to bring over to a cook out. Just have the grill master plop them on the grill to reheat and you’ve got a delicious plant based protein packed meal.

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Food Babe's Quinoa Masala Burgers

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins

Serves:  4


  • ½ cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 sweet potato, baked, skin removed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro, diced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 inches ginger root, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon mustard seed
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Remove skin from potato, then combine all ingredients and mix in a large bowl.
  3. Form mixture into 8 patties.
  4. Place patties on a large baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  5. Brush top of burgers with a small amount of coconut oil.
  6. Bake for 15 mins, then flip burgers and coat with coconut oil again
  7. Bake for another 15 minutes or until golden brown.


  • Please buy all organic ingredients if possible

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I’ve never tried the Trader Joe’s Masala Burgers before, but if you have, I’d love to know how these compare. I know one thing, the ingredients I used are definitely an upgrade! Using quinoa as a base vs. white potatoes and bread crumbs adds a complete protein to the mix. I like Tru Roots Sprouted Quinoa Trio – it’s a pantry staple I cannot live without!

My favorite way to consume these masala burgers are with a large salad and topped with pickles. YUM.


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154 responses to “Homemade Quinoa Masala Burgers

  1. I just tried these last night, and when I went to flip the first patty after 15 minutes, it crumbled as soon as I flipped it. I was very sad about this, and had to continue cooking them for at least another 30 minutes until some of them were firm enough to flip. I don’t know if I made the patties too thick (they were about the size of an average patty) or what I may have done, but does anyone have any tips to prevent this? Did this happen to anyone else? The flavor was still great but the burger was a little compromised.

    Please help!

  2. They are very good, but that happened to me as well! There’s no way you could put them on a grill… Maybe two eggs?

  3. These burgers are amazing. In fact, everything I have tried so far on your recommendation has been spot on. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and your recipes. Much appreciated!

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