Black Bean Burgers Recipe

Black Bean Burgers Recipe
As some of you may know, our family has decided to start eating more healthy. This includes eating a lot more fruits and vegetables, eating a lot less high fructose corn syrup, avoiding white starches and for two of the family members, avoiding meat! Yes, my husband and oldest are vegetarians. Myself? I still occasionally eat meat, but for the most part… nah. This has challenged me to find new recipes that are, most importantly, balanced and tasty. 

Last week I shared my favorite cucumber recipes. This week is a family favorite… homemade black bean burgers. These taste nothing like store bought ones (which make me gag). As a matter of fact, my husband brought one to work for lunch and a co-worker swore up and down he was eating hamburger! lol

This recipe was found at I usually double the recipe for our family of 6. I have also found that they can get a little crumbly. The last time I made them I used one egg for a binder.


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Black Bean Burgers Recipe
Serves: 4
  • 2 T olive or vegetable oil
  • 1½ c onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 T fresh ginger, minced
  • ½ t allspice
  • ½ t nutmeg
  • 1½ c black beans, cooked or canned
  • 1½ c cooked rice
  • ½ habanero pepper or 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped (seeds optional)
  • 1 c bread crumbs
  • 1 t salt
  • black pepper
  1. Heat 1 T of oil and sauté the onions, stirring occasionally, until they soften, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg and sauté for two more minutes.Pour into food processor along with beans, rice, and peppers. Pulse repeatedly, until mixture is chopped, not puréed.
  2. Transfer to bowl, add remaining ingredients, and mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  3. Shape into four patties, adding more bread crumbs if necessary.
  4. Fry in 1 T oil over medium heat until crust forms, about 4 minutes per side.




  1. Tammylyne says

    Hi 🙂 Great recipe! I have a recipe section in my blog too. Would love for you to come visit.
    I found you on Ten talents and now am a follower

  2. Shonda says

    Oh, I'm trying to get more vegetarian recipes. Thanks. Following you back on GFC and Networked blogs. My little guy is almost 2!

  3. allthingsnew says

    Hi Heather! This looks yummy 🙂 I've only had black bean burgers that were frozen first 🙁 Was already following you via GFC, Twitter, and FB, so am now following you on Networked Blogs from This for That! Thanks so much for linking up with us 🙂

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  4. Navy_Frugalista says

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    I found you through Ten Talents! Im following your blog Google Friend connect and also Via networked blogs. Please come by my blog and follow me GFC and via networked blogs thx!

  6. Thomas Murphy says

    can’t wait to try this, thanks for the recipe

  7. courtney b says

    yum! perfect for december and xmas time:) love beans on burgers….

  8. Michelle Feliciano says

    always wanted to try a black bean burger

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  9. jamie braun says

    ive never had a black bean burger! looks delicious! great recipe!

  10. Christy I says

    I have never tried any “non meat” burgers but these look and sounds really good. I may have to give them a try this summer!

  11. nicole dz says

    I usually buy these premade in the store that are frozen, which are pretty good, but I never tried to make one myself, loks like a little challenge for myself, and going on my to do list for the weekend.

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