Updated: Apr 19, 2018
Author: Lia Soneson
If you’ve never tried a homemade black bean burger, we recommend it! A healthier alternative to beef, black beans are packed with fiber, protein, and a starch that slowly burns energy - making you feel fuller longer while preventing spikes in blood sugar. The patties assemble quickly. And, if you make a double batch, you’ll find that they freeze well. Apply a few well-chosen toppings for a hearty, filling, and flavorful meal.
Serving Size: 4 large patties
2 (14oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Classic Toppings: Ketchup, Mustard, Mayo, Cheddar, Tomatoes, Pickles, Lettuce, Red Onion
Umami Black Bean Burgers
Substitute 1/2 teaspoon truffle salt instead of kosher salt Add: 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Umami Burger Toppings: Sautéed Mushrooms, Gruyere cheese, Truffle Salt, Mayo, Caramelized Onions
Fiesta Black Bean Burgers
Add: 1/2 teaspoon cumin, and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
Fiesta Burger Toppings: Argula, Sour Cream & Salsa, Pepper Jack Cheese, Tomatoes, Red Onion, Guacamole
1. Pulse the beans in a food processor until coarsely chopped.
2. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined. If the mixture seems too wet, add more bread crumbs.
3. Form into 4 patties.
TIP: Since black beans contain much less fat than ground beef, the size of the patty will not shrink during cooking, so size according to the size of your buns!
4. Cook on the stovetop using a well-oiled grill pan for about 5 minutes on each side. OR Bake in the oven on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 350˚F for about 20 minutes, turning once at 10 minutes.
5. Melt the cheese on the burger by cooking for a few more minutes. 6. Serve on a toasted bun with all your favorite burger toppings!