White Bean & Quinoa Burgers With Sumac Yogurt

April 19, 2022
1 Ratings
  • Prep time 45 minutes
  • Cook time 15 minutes
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

These crispy, crunchy patties are made with creamy white beans and hearty quinoa, plus plenty of herbs and acid from freshly squeezed lemon juice. Here, we add them to pillowy Sara Lee Artesano Hamburger Buns along with a drizzle of tangy sumac yogurt sauce over the top for the ultimate sandwich. The sauce is bright with the tartness of sumac and fresh mint—double it and save half to use on roasted vegetables, grain bowls, and more. If you want even more layers of texture on the sandwich, you can add a handful of greens (something tender like arugula or a Bibb lettuce is ideal). —Posie (Harwood) Brien

Test Kitchen Notes

This recipe is shared in partnership with Sara Lee Artesano. For more recipes, head over to Sandwich Heaven —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • For the burgers:
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 shallot, minced
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 1/8 tablespoon cayenne (optional)
  • Zest and juice of one small lemon, about 1 tablespoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • For the sandwiches:
  • 4 Sara Lee Artesano Hamburger Buns
  • 1/2 cup whole-milk yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sumac
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped
  1. Make the burgers: In a large bowl, mash the beans using a fork or the back of a spoon until fairly smooth. Add the rest of the burger ingredients except for the olive oil and combine well. Shape into four patties about 3/4-inch-thick, place on a parchment-lined plate, and chill for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, oil, sumac, salt, and mint. Set aside.
  3. Once the patties are chilled, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the patties. Cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, about 8 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a towel-lined plate.
  4. Assemble the sandwiches: Lightly toast the buns. Place a fritter on each bun, spoon a generous dollop of yogurt sauce over each patty, and top with the top bun.

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1 Review

aturnab April 27, 2022
good burger