Black bean burgers

Black Bean Burgers

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Genny Mensing


I am trying to eat healthier and stay away from red meats and fatty foods, problem is my family loves food we can sink out teeth into, especially burgers. So when I heard a friend tell me about black bean burgers I though " ok ,I'll give it a try". I then started checking out recipes, this is my version from what I found. Not only do I think it tastes pretty good, so does my family. So "BONUS" the whole family is eating a little better!
P.S. If you don't have a big family, I find I can freeze the extras then if later I just want one for lunch, heck just reheat in the microwave!


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You'll get about 5-6 patties out of this recipe
20 Min
20 Min


  • 1 can(s)
    black beans
  • 1/2 c
    tomatoe paste
  • 1/2 c
    shredded carrots
  • 1 c
    onions chopped
  • 2 c
    italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 small
  • 1 Tbsp
    liquid smoke flavoring
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 pinch

How to Make Black bean burgers


  1. Take a can of black beans and mash them until about 1/3 are left whole. A lot of recipes call to drain them first but I like the flavor so I leave it,you do as you like.
  2. Next mix in all the chopped veggies. Now if you like a little variety add any kind you think might taste good, some times I add corn or peppers. Or even if you like a little heat some jalapeño. Like I said it all depends on your taste.
  3. Now add 1/2 your Italian bread crumbs, tomatoe paste, salt and pepper to taste and your liquid smoke. Mix it well. Now add the eggs and the rest of the crumbs.
  4. When the mixture is kinda like cookie dough, sticky but firm, you should be able to make your patties. If it looks too mushy add more crumbs. Note that these burgers don't shrink like regular hamburgers so what size you make them is up to you and more likely what you will end up with after they are cooked. Also you don't want to make them too thick or they may be mushy in the centers. I usually get 5- 6 burgers out of this mix when I make it.
  5. Now here is the fun part you can choose which way you want to cook them. They can be done on the grill, fried, or baked. I like baked because I can place them all out on the pan and they got done at the same time plus no grease from frying. I bake mine at 350 degrees F for about 20 mins. I then check and make sure they are cooked all through, firm not mushy. If they need it I put them in another 10 mins or until done.
  6. Now at this point your ready to make your burger, I put out everything I would for regular burgers and let my family put what they like on it. Me I like cheese, onions, tomatoe, lettuce, pickle and mustard on mine. Also sliced bread or burger bun doesn't matter they taste good either way.

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About Black bean burgers

Course/Dish: Sandwiches
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy
Hashtag: #meat substitute

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