Black Bean Burgers

Source: Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables

Serving size: 1 serving (126g)

Servings per recipe: 5 servings

Missing summer barbecues? Try these inexpensive, flavorful, and protein-packed black bean burgers!

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  • 2 cups cooked black beans, mashed
  • 1/2 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Large pot, vegetable masher (or use the back of a large fork), knife, cutting board, large and small bowl, mixing spoon, measuring cups, measuring spoons, frying pan, flipping spatula


1. In a large bowl, mix mashed beans, green pepper, onion and garlic.

2. In a small bowl, mix egg, chili powder, cumin and hot sauce. Add to large bowl.

3. Stir in bread crumbs. Add salt and pepper to taste.

4. To make 1 patty, lightly pack some of the mixture to fill 1/3 cup measuring cup. Take mixture out of cup and form into a patty or burger shape. Repeat to make the other 4 patties.

5. Spray frying pan with non-stick cooking spray. Cook patties over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side. **

6. Serve and enjoy! Refrigerate leftovers.


One pound dried beans (2 cups) equals 5 to 6 cups cooked beans.

**The temperature of the patties must reach 160° F in the center to be sure the egg has been properly cooked.

More About Black Beans

How to Select

Select dried beans that are dry, firm, clean, uniform in color, and not shriveled.

How to Store

Store dried beans at room temperature, in a closed container to protect from moisture and pests.

How to Prepare

Dried beans need to be soaked before they are cooked. Cover the beans in cold water and bring to a gentle boil, turn off the heat and allow beans to soak in the water for 1-2 hours. Drain water and rinse with fresh water. To cook beans, cover with fresh water and simmer for 1-2 hours. Do not let beans dry out, beans should always be covered with water.