This burger lends itself to lots of options and variety, all of which are delicious! Even my beef-loving husband loved it and ate every last bite. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
SERVINGS 6 people


  • 1 ½ cups water
  • ½ cup dry quinoa
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can chickpeas
  • 8 ounces ground chicken
  • ½ cup egg whites
  • ½ cup minced beets
  • ½ cup oat bran
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • 3 prunes, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced poblano pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground chile pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
    1 ½ cups water, ½ cup dry quinoa
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Mash chickpeas roughly in a bowl. Add cooked quinoa, chicken, egg whites, beets, oat bran, onion, prunes, poblano pepper, salt, chile powder, cumin, and black pepper. Mix well. Form into 6 equal-size patties. Wrap in aluminum foil.
    ½ cup dry quinoa, 1 (15.5 ounce) can chickpeas, 8 ounces ground chicken, ½ cup egg whites, ½ cup minced beets, ½ cup oat bran, ¼ cup minced onion, 3 prunes, minced, 1 tablespoon minced poblano pepper, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon ground chile pepper
  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and any juices run clear, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).


1/2 cup egg white comes from roughly 2 eggs.
All seasonings may be increased or decreased to taste.
You may also pan fry the burgers.
This recipe is also easily converted into a meatloaf by putting the mixture in a loaf pan and cooking in the oven for about 30 minutes.


Serving: 6gCalories: 228.8kcalCarbohydrates: 35.7gProtein: 18.2gFat: 2.9gSaturated Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 21.7mgSodium: 694.4mgPotassium: 453.6mgFiber: 6.2gSugar: 3.1gVitamin A: 124.2IUVitamin C: 5.6mgCalcium: 52.8mgIron: 3mg

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