Spicy Butternut Squash & Black Bean Burger

A Jerry James Stone Recipe


Vegan, Yellow


  • 4 cups butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2 squares (saving the seeds)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup quinoa
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup red onion, minced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 serrano pepper, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ cup pistachios, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Olive oil
Jump to instructions
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • Toss 4 cups of butternut squash with just enough olive oil to cover and place it in a baking dish. In a pre-heated oven at 400 degrees F, roast the butternut squash for about 45 minutes or until it is super tender.
  • Wash and clean the butternut squash seeds and then fry them in a small frying pan over a medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. When they just begin to brown, transfer them to a paper towel lined colander and finish them with sea salt.
  • Bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil. Add 1/4 cup of quinoa, reducing it to a simmer and cover. Cook for about 10 minutes until the quinoa is tender.
  • Add the roasted butternut squash to a large mixing bowl and mash. Add in 1 can of black beans and mash them too. Fold in the cooked quinoa, 1/2 cup of cilantro, 1 tablespoon of chili powder, 2 tablespoons of ground cumin, 1/4 teaspoon of coriander, butternut squash seeds, 1/4 cup of pistachios, and salt.
  • Lightly sweat 1/4 cup of red onion, 3 cloves of garlic and 1 serrano chile in a small sauce pan with one tablespoon of olive oil over a medium heat. Fold that into the mixture.
  • Fold in 1 cup of bread crumbs.
  • Using a biscuit cutter, make your veggie patties. You don't have to do this but I am a bit anal retentive.
  • Add one tablespoon of olive oil to a cast iron skillet and warm it over a medium-high heat. Fry the burgers til browned on each side, adding more oil as needed.
  • Enjoy!