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Mexican Style Quinoa Patties

One grain that I really enjoy creating recipes with is quinoa. It’s delicious in cold salad recipes, as a warm side and even when made into patties. Lately I’ve seen a lot of quiona patty recipes so I decided that I would one day create my own quinoa patty recipe. And I did just that on Saturday. It was nearing lunch time and I wanted to have something other than a sandwich or leftovers. My mission was to make Mexican Style Quinoa Patties. I completed my mission and my boyfriend and I had a fantastic lunch. These little gems were delish! And since there are only two of us and this recipe makes 12 patties, we had plenty for leftovers. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

Mexican Style Quinoa Patties

Mexican Style Quinoa Patties

Recipe: Mexican Style Quinoa Patties

Recipe: Mexican Style Quinoa Patties

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 1/2 C cooked quinoa, cooled
  • 1 jalapeno, finely chopped
  • 1/3 C onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 C gluten-free oats, ground (I used my food processor to ground them)
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 C canned black beans, drained, rinsed and dried
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped (cut the tomato in half, scoop out the insides and then chop
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil plus more if needed


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients, minus the egg whites.
  2. Add the egg whites and mix well.
  3. Heat the oil over medium heat in a cast iron skillet.
  4. Press the quinoa mixture into a 1/3 C size measuring cup and place in the heated oil. Only place four at a time in the pan so it's easy to flip them. Lightly press the patties with a spatula and then cook each side for 3-4 minutes or until golden.
  5. Enjoy topped with sour cream.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 249 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 9mg Sodium: 391mg Carbohydrates: 30g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 11g


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Since there is very little fat in these patties, they will fall apart very easily. When flipping during cooking, be gentle with them.

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13 comments on “Mexican Style Quinoa Patties”

  1. All I can say is YUM! These look so good, I will have to try these!

  2. I have been looking for more low carb recipes since my mom started a low carb diet a couple of weeks ago & she comes over for dinner once a week. I have been looking into quinoa recipes since it is low carb.
    Thank you for sharing! :)

  3. These look delicious. I have been on a quinoa kick lately. And my 2 yr old loves it and he is super picky. I’ll have to try this.

  4. That sounds great! Thank you for sharing ;)

  5. I hope you are linking these up to foodie friday today. I shared millet fritters and I would love for folks to see other grain fritters.

  6. These look delicious!

  7. Just wanted you to know Julie that I am featuring your patties on foodie friday today. Thank you again for sharing them with us.

  8. I keep hearing so much about Quinoa…What does it taste like?? sounds like it good with all kinds of stuff…

  9. I’ve never tried Quinoa before but this recipes makes me want to. Those patties look so good. I think I will pick up some Quinoa next time I’m at the market and try these out.

  10. This look fabulous! I can’t wait to try them. I love cooking with quinoa. It feels like such a treat for me – I don’t typically eat pasta. My brain can pretend that quinoa is pasta. LOL. I found you through your SITS day. Congrats!

  11. I just cooked them today! They are so tasty! :) its difficult to turn them to the other side tho.