If you are on a search for a quick, inexpensive, crowd pleasing recipe, this is it. For about $1.50 I got 8 delicious black bean burger patties! I also think this would be a great recipe to freeze and reheat for those of us that aren’t huge fans of veggie burgers or meat burgers.

The only problem I encountered was that the burgers tried falling apart on me after being cooked. They just need a gentle hand and some patience though.

My husband, who scoffs at anything meatless that dares call itself a burger, really enjoyed these! He said on day 2 they weren’t as good but since we only had 1 patty left, I consider that a success.

Black Bean Burgers
adapted from Food Network
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  1. Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-low heat.
  2. In a food processor, pulse garlic, 1 can of beans, egg, cumin, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl, add the remaining can of black beans and the bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and mix until well combined.
  4. Divide mixture into patties (6 to 8 depending on preference). Place on hot oiled grill over medium-low heat and cook about 6 minutes a side or until heated through.



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