Black Bean Burgers


These Black Bean Burgers are savory, filling and vegetarian. The perfect substitute for a regular beef patty and delicious and healthy to boot!


  • 1/2 large red onion chopped
  • 1-2 whole chipotle peppers in adobo sauce optional
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 15 ounce cans black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs


  1. Place onion, chipotle, and garlic into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add in black beans and pulse until the black beans are partially chopped, leaving some whole or partial beans. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.

  2. Stir in the bread crumbs, cumin, salt, pepper and eggs until well combined.

  3. Divide up the mixture to form 8 patties.

  4. When ready to cook choose one of the following options:

    Skillet: Heat a lightly oiled skillet to medium high heat. Cook for 5 minutes on each side.

    Baked: Bake in a 400 degree oven for 5 minutes each side.

    Grilled: Cook on an outdoor grill for 5 minutes each side.

  5. Serve hot on a bun with desired toppings. 

Quick Notes
  •  to make vegan:  replace the eggs called for in this recipe.  You can make an egg substitute using flax seed and water which is a popular and effective option. To replace 1 egg, simply whisk together 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed with 3 tablespoons of warm water.  Let it sit until it becomes gel-like and then you can use it in the recipe. Since this recipe calls for 2 eggs, you’ll need2 tablespoons of ground flax seed and 6 tablespoons of water.


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