These black bean burgers are so easy to make any night of the week. I think they're best served with avocado or guacamole, but just about anything is great. Maybe even a grilled pineapple ring, if you're into that sorta thing. This recipe calls for cooked rice, so be sure you have some on hand before you get started. Also note: Since there's such a wide range for nutritional information on rolls and buns, it's not included in the nutritional information for this recipe. Print
Black Bean Burgers
- Prep Time: 20 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- 5 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 1 small onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 medium red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, deveined and chopped
- 4 medium garlic cloves, minced
- ½ tsp. ground cumin
- ¼ tsp. turmeric
- 2 tbsp. ketchup, plus more for serving
- 1 can black beans (15oz.), rinsed and drained
- 1 cup cooked basmati rice
- 2 cups fresh breadcrumbs
- Hot sauce, such as Tabasco
- 1 ½ tsp. coarse salt
- ½ tsp. freshly ground pepper
- Heat 1 tbsp. oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion, red pepper, and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until soft and onions are translucent, about 8 minutes. Add cumin, turmeric, and ketchup. Cook for 1 minute.
- In the bowl of a food processor, combine onion mixture, beans, and rice. Process until well combined. Transfer to a large bowl. Add breadcrumbs, and mix well. Season with salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce.
- Heat 2 tbsp. oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Drop ¼-cup balls of bean mixture into skillet. Flatten into 3-inch patties. Cook until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Repeat process with remaining 2 tbsp. oil and bean mixture.
- Serving Size: 8
- Calories: 266
- Sugar: 4
- Sodium: 682
- Fat: 10
- Carbohydrates: 36
- Fiber: 4
- Protein: 7
- Cholesterol: 0
How to fix the patties from crumbling?
No problem. I'll keep checking. Thank you.
Hi Dee - We're having a small issue with the nutritional info. loading. It should be fixed up by the end of the day! Sorry about that.
Is there nutritional information for any of the recipes listed? At the bottom it says to click to sign up for nutritional info. I signed up and I keep receiving an error with I click the sign up button.
Yes, absolutely. I would put some freezer paper or parchment between each before freezing. Let us know how it goes 🙂
Could I make these and freeze them?
@Kathy: Awesome! SO glad you like it. It's a staple around our house too 🙂
We love this recipe and use it once a week. Thanks
@Eugenia - Hmmm. I think maybe you could. Sounds like a great idea. Give it a try and report back!
Can I substitute quinoa for the breadcrumbs?