Homemade Black Bean Burgers


homemade black bean burgersI absolutely love black bean burgers and I never really thought about making homemade black bean burgers until I came across this recipe.

Other than how amazing they taste they are also extremely easy to make and affordable (they’re seriously so cheap to make).  You pretty much throw all the ingredients into a food processor, form the patties and you’re good to go.

Not all of us have the time and the money to make extravagant meals all the time, which is why these are so great: they’re a time saver without sacrificing flavor and nutrition.

I’m sure you can agree with me when I say that sometime you get sick of the same old chicken and turkey recipes if you are trying to eat healthy… We need some variety and some change.

These homemade black bean burgers are a great way to mix up your weekly meals without breaking the bank or the scale!

I can’t even tell you how excited I am about this recipe… They’ll definitely be a staple in our home.


1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
2 tbsp. diced green chiles
1 tbsp. lime juice
3/4 tsp. cumin
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs ( for coating)


  1. Drain and rinse black beans, then pour into food processor.
  2. Add chopped onion and cilantro.
  3. Add fresh lime juice, green chiles, cumin, garlic, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup panko and turn on food processor for about 1 minute to puree (make sure to scrape the sides).
  4. To make the patties, start by pouring the remaining 1/4 cup of panko on a larger plate.
  5. Spraying cooking spray on your hands (this makes the bean mixture easier to work with), make 4 equal patties and dip each patty into the panko on each side.
  6. Place burgers on a plate and place in the fridge for at least an hour.
  7. Preheat oven to 425°.
  8. Place patties on a cooking sheet lined with foil (spray with cooking spray).
  9. Bake for about 5 minutes on each side and serve. *

* We like to serve ours with cheese, salsa, jalapenos, and maybe a little sour cream. Yum!

Nutritional Information:

Servings: 4 patties
Serving Size: 1 patty

Calories: 98
Fat: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 19 g
Sodium: 259 mg (without salt)
Fiber: 4 g
Protein: 6 g

Adapted from : Cleverly Simple


EMILY NESS is a full-time food and lifestyle author who’s passionate about developing simple yet mouth-watering recipes that anyone can make. Since founding her website CookingUpHappiness.com in 2013, she’s went on to share her passion for cooking healthy and tasty recipes with the thousands of people around the world.
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