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Black Bean Burger on a marble plate.
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5 from 3 votes

Best Black Bean Burgers

These Black Bean Burgers are savory, filling and vegetarian. The perfect substitute for a regular beef patty and delicious and healthy to boot!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Black Bean Burger
Servings: 12 Patties
Calories: 177kcal


  • 1/2 large red onion chopped
  • 1-2 whole chipotle peppers in adobo sauce optional
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 15 ounce cans black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 large eggs


  • Place onion, chipotle, and garlic into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add in black beans and pulse until the black beans are partially chopped, leaving some whole or partial beans. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  • Stir in the bread crumbs, cumin, salt, pepper and eggs until well combined.
  • Divide up the mixture to form 8 patties. 
  • When ready to cook choose one of the following options:

    SKILLET: Heat a lightly oiled skillet to medium high heat. Cook for 5 minutes on each side.
    BAKED: Bake in a 400 degree oven for 5 minutes each side.
    GRILLED: Cook on an outdoor grill for 5 minutes each side.
  • Serve hot on a bun with desired toppings. 



Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 379mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2.7mg