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Best Black Bean Burgers

Making alternative burgers from scratch is easy and healthy. These black bean burgers are perfect for vegetarians, or even for your meat lovers when you forget to thaw meat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time19 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black bean burger recipe, black bean burgers, vegetarian burgers
Servings: 5 burgers


  • 1 can black beans I like to use spicy black beans
  • cup diced white onion finely diced
  • ¾ cup plain panko bread crumbs
  • 1 egg slightly beaten could use chia egg (1 tablespoon chia seeds mixed with 3 tablespoon water)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro or parsley  if not available use 1 teaspoon dried
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon pink salt or sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried garlic powder


  • Drain black beans and pour into a medium-size bowl.
  • With a pastry cutter or fork lightly smash the beans in pieces leaving a few not smashed.
  • Stir in the rest of the ingredients until combined.
  • Patty out 5-6 black bean burgers.
  • In a skillet heat a tablespoon refined coconut oil over medium heat (or oil of your choice)
  • Fry burgers until lightly brown on each side (about 5 minutes per side)
  • Add to a bun and top with your favorite burger toppings! See post for ideas!