Black Bean Burgers

Black bean burger with cheese.

Why This Recipe?

Black bean burgers are not vegetarian hamburgers, though they are vegetarian. Their crispy outside and soft inside is more like a sloppy joe or a falafel on a bun. If you want a hamburger, make one of those. If you want something else on a bun, try this.



Possible Toppings


  1. Add ¾ cup dry black beans to a pressure cooker. Cover with water and cook for 25 minutes.
  2. Strain beans and add to a large mixing bowl with all other patty ingredients except cooking oil.
  3. Mash with a fork to combine until mixture firmly holds together.
  4. Form mixture into patties of desired size and shape. I enjoy 140 g patties.
  5. In a large skillet, cook patties in oil over medium heat until lightly browned, 4-6 minutes per side.
  6. If adding cheese, apply to patties in pan just before done. Add 1-2 tbsps of water and cover to steam melt the cheese.
  7. Serve on buns and top with desired fixings - don't go crazy, but have fun!