Black Bean Burgers

For vegetarians, one of the best ways to replace meat and add protein into the diet is through black bean burgers! This can also be made gluten free using GF breadcrumbs and hamburger buns!
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine Vegetarian
Keyword Fiber, Make ahead, Meal prep, Vegan
Condition Dairy Free, Diabetes, Heart Health, Nut Free
Servings 4 burgers
Cost $11.14


  • 1 15.5 oz can black beans low sodium
  • 1/2 onion small
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 t chili powder
  • 2 t cumin
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t black pepper
  • 4 Hamburger Buns


  • Place at least half of the black beans (rinsed and dried thoroughly with a paper towel) in a bowl and mash well with a fork. Leave up to half of the remaining beans intact if you desire a little more texture.
  • Put the garlic and onion into a food processor until well chopped. Wrap veggie blend in paper towels and squeeze out excess moisture. Remove as much water as possible or the burgers won't stick together.
  • Add the drained vegetable mixture to the bowl with the black beans. Stir in the chili powder, cumin and salt and pepper.
  • Add beaten egg to the bowl and combine. Stir in bread crumbs. Form mixture into 4 patties.
  • To grill, place burgers on a well greased grill and cook fro about 4-5 minutes on each side. OR Bake patties at 375 degrees F on a lightly oiled baking sheet, for 10 minutes on each side. OR Cook on stovetop in an oiled grill pan, cook for 4-5 minutes on each side.