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Black Bean Burgers

These delicious and super easy black bean burgers can be made with just 4 ingredients you might already have at home!

Easy Black Bean Burgers

Vegan Black Bean Burgers

No breadcrumbs, and NO eggs required!

The burgers take just minutes to prepare and can be baked, grilled, or fried.

They’re great for outdoor summer barbecues or a quick and healthy weeknight family meal.

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Black Bean Burger Recipe

Easy Plant Based Burgers

To make the black bean burgers, simply combine the ingredients, form into patties, and pan-fry or bake in the oven.

Or for grillable burgers, start by preheating your grill on high. Cook the black bean patties on a greased sheet of foil for 7-8 minutes per side.

Leftovers can be covered and refrigerated or frozen for a later date, so the recipe is great for meal prep.

Once you see how easy they are to make, you might never buy another box of frozen black bean burgers ever again!

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Healthy Burger Tips & Tricks

What flour should I use?

You have a number of different flour options for these plant-based burgers, including spelt, white, oat, or gf all purpose.

I haven’t tried almond flour or coconut flour, so be sure to report back with results if you experiment. (For coconut flour, I’d recommend starting with just a few tablespoons, since coconut flour soaks up liquid like a sponge.)

Burger topping ideas:

Serve as you would traditional burgers – on hamburger buns with lettuce, sliced onion and tomato, pickles or relish, and ketchup.

Or try them with sliced avocado or Avocado Mayo.

How do you make veggie burgers that are not mushy?

The trick to making non mushy black bean burgers is to not pulverize the ingredients completely. Whether using a food processor or a fork to mash the ingredients, stop when everything is evenly mixed (so the burgers won’t fall apart) but still has some texture.

Side dish options:

Sweet potato fries or french fries, berries or sliced fruit, coleslaw, corn on the cob, onion rings, potato salad, homemade milkshakes, or Peanut Butter Banana Smoothies!

Above – watch the video of how to make black bean burgers.

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Black Bean Burgers

An easy black bean burger recipe that's great for summer barbecues or a quick and healthy weeknight meal at home.
4.83/5 (6)
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 4 – 6 burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 can black beans
  • 1/3 cup flour, or 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Drain and rinse the beans very well. Either combine all ingredients in a food processor or mash with a fork until evenly mixed. For non-mushy burgers, stop mashing before the mixture is completely smooth. Form into patties (add a little flour if needed). Either fry – flipping halfway through – or bake on a parchment-lined pan at 350 F for 10 minutes, flip, then bake an additional 10 minutes. (For grilled black bean burgers, see grilling instructions listed earlier in this post.) Leftover burgers can be refrigerated or frozen in meal prep containers for a later day.

Notes

See note above for what types of flour can work. There’s also a video above if you’re a visual person and want to see the burgers being made. The black bean burgers were adapted from this Veggie Burger Recipe.
 

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Published on July 1, 2020

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  1. Elsie says

    Hi Katie. I hate onions and peppers and therefore salsa. What would you recommend to replace the salsa?

    Thanks for your amazing site. I even have a Pinterest album dedicated to your recipes as well as your app on my phone.

    • Kathryn says

      In the video, it looks like she’s using tomato paste. So I’m thinking that would be a decent replacement.

    • CCK Media Team says

      Thank you so much! We haven’t tried it with anything else, but agree with the commenter below that tomato paste might be a fun option to try, along with adding some spices. If you experiment, be sure to report back.

  2. Linda says

    As someone who uses beans from their dry version, soaking and boiling, I was wondering how many cups of beans are in the “can” that your recipe calls for.

      • CCK Media Team says

        Thank you so much for making them, and also for reporting back about how many dried beans to use!

    • CCK Media Team says

      Hi, it’s a standard 15 oz can of beans, which yields around 1.5c cooked after they’re drained.

  3. Steven Ramkissoon says

    Katie this is amazing, yet im still craving those perfect looking golden french fries in the picture.
    Do you have the recipe for those particular fries.
    If so you should post it.
    I need them lol

  4. Rubytwoshoes says

    Just a heads up, “Serious Eats” suggests rinsing black beans and then spreading them on a baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes @ 325 or until the skins start to split. It will keep the burgers from having a mushy consistency and flavor!

  5. Alpine Pedestrian says

    I just made these and really like them! I used the oatmeal and mashed them with a fork and fried them in a little olive oil on a cast iron skillet. I spread a little guacamole on them and served cherry tomatoes on the side. This recipe is a keeper!

  6. Karen says

    These were amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe, Katie. I fried mine on a skillet with some avocado oil and they turned out perfect. They are also easy and inexpensive to make, which I love. Definitely a keeper!

  7. Vicki says

    These are so easy to make and are absolutely delicious. My vet picky family loved them. I’ll have to make a double batch next time!

  8. Yolande Kirton says

    I’m on a roll.. Just made these and topped it off with your vegan avocado Mayo!! Yummmmmm!! I used gf chick peas flour and fried it!! Can I say Yummmmmm 2x!! Don’t usually make recipes off Google search but I can say in a fan!!

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