Black Bean Burgers

by Kelli H. on May 5, 2011

I realize all my posts lately are vegetarian and I swear, I’m going to change it up next time.  Although, I see nothing wrong with them.  Tonight I made these vegetarian Black Bean Burgers.  They are pretty tasty and probably my favorite bean based burger I’ve tried.  I first made a bean burger in 2006 when Rachael Ray’s magazine published a chick pea burger.  At the time, I was not impressed.  I’ve since gone back and now really enjoy that recipe.  But that’s for another post…I found this recipe on Cook Like a Champion and I’ve made it a few times over the past few months.  It’s definitely a keeper but I have made some minor changes depending on what I have on hand at the time. 
Black Bean Burgers
2 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped
1 carrot, roughly chopped
1 clove garlic
1 4oz can diced green chilies
1 t cumin
1 t smoked paprika
1 t sriacha or any type of hot sauce
1 egg
1/4 c panko bread crumbs 
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
2. Add onion, carrot, and garlic to food processor.  Pulse to mince and combined well. 
3. Transfer mixture to a fine mesh strainer and press to remove any excess liquid. Set aside. 
4. In a medium bowl smash black beans with a potato masher or fork until beans are pasty.  Add onion mixture and remaining ingredients. Mix well.
5. Form mixture into patties (should have enough for 6 to 8 depending on the size).  Place on baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes or until edges are crispy. 
6. Serve on thin buns and top with your favorite burger toppings. 

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) May 5, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Those look great! Can you believe I’ve never made a bean burger? It’s on the list… along with a million other things 🙂


Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels May 6, 2011 at 11:00 pm

These black bean burgers look soooo good. I have yet to make my own. Thanks for the recipe, I can’t wait to try them! 🙂


mom May 12, 2011 at 3:34 am

I made these tonight and I can’t believe how tasty they were. They might look a little funky but I have to agree they are keeper.


Made in Sonoma May 12, 2011 at 4:37 am


haha, “look a little funky”. Pretty true…


Aunt Shellie May 25, 2011 at 4:13 am

Well I finally made them…very tasty, full of flavor. The only thing I would change next time is not using the parchment paper…they stuck to it. 🙁
Uncle Mark once again gave these 11 out 10. 🙂


Made in Sonoma May 25, 2011 at 2:10 pm

@Aunt Shellie

My mom had the same problem using aluminum foil. I have a silpat so I don’t have this problem. Maybe try spraying it with cooking spray?

I’m glad you liked them though!


thecookieboss July 3, 2011 at 5:51 pm

This looks really good! I need to make this recipe!


Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers March 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Yup, sounds good to me!


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