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Black Bean Burger

The best black bean burger recipe – everything you need to know about how to make black bean burgers taste delicious!

The BEST black bean burger recipe

This black bean burger recipe is an answer to all of your bland veggie burger problems.

If you’ve ever had a less than delicious veggie burger, you know how difficult it can be to find recipes that are not only meatless, but also delicious.

Today I’m sharing my favorite way to make flavorful, non mushy black bean burgers.

What are the ingredients in a black bean burger

  • black beans
  • onion
  • garlic
  • egg
  • panko style bread crumbs
  • oat flour
  • powdered parmesan
  • spices

That’s it!

These veggie burgers are really simple to throw together and don’t take long at all to cook.

How to make black bean burgers 

First, add your black beans, garlic cloves, and onion to a food processor.

Process until the garlic and onion are combined, and the mixture looks like refried beans.

The BEST black bean burgers recipe

Once your beans are ready, transfer them to a large bowl.

A rubber spatula is easiest to use when removing the beans from the food processor.

black bean burger batter

To the bowl, add your remaining ingredients:

1 egg, panko style bread crumbs (these are chunkier than normal bread crumbs, so be sure to buy panko), oat flour, powdered parmesan, and spices.

How to make black bean burgers

Mix it all up and it’s time to form them into patties!

When I made this recipe, I made 5 black bean burgers, but they were so big and filling that I think it would be better to split the recipe into 6 burgers instead.

black bean burgers

Heat a skillet with olive oil, and place your burgers in it.

Cook on each side for 5 – 8 minutes, until browned and crispy on both sides.

Use a spatula to flatten the burgers into the pan for optimal crisp.

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Once your burgers are done, it’s time to eat!

These burgers are the perfect texture, and don’t fall apart, which is a big problem with a lot of veggie burgers.

These are seriously the best black bean burgers I have ever had!

Toppings for a black bean burger

  • cheese
  • tomato
  • pickles
  • mayo
  • ketchup
  • lettuce
  • onion

Or add whatever you want!

I used regular mayo on mine, but chipotle mayo would be delicious as well.

What to serve with your black bean burgers

Here are a few ideas of sides that would pair well with a black bean burger!

How to make black bean burgers

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Black Bean Burger Recipe

Yield: 6 burgers

Black Bean Burger

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Easy and delicious black bean burger recipe. These meatless burgers have so much flavor and are sure to impress!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup panko style bread crumbs
  • ½ cup oat flour
  • ¼ cup powdered parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder


  1. Drain and rinse the black beans, shaking off any extra water
  2. Add black beans, onion, and garlic cloves to a food processor
  3. Process until onions and garlic are combined. The mixture should resemble refried beans
  4. Transfer bean mixture to a large bowl. Add egg, bread crumbs, oat flour, parmesan, cumin, salt, pepper, paprika, and chili powder.
  5. Mix well to combine
  6. Form batter into 6 burgers
  7. Coat a skillet with olive oil, and heat to medium heat
  8. Cook burgers for 5 - 8 minutes per side, until browned on both sides
  9. Serve with toppings of choice

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 210Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 383mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 7gSugar: 2gProtein: 11g

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Jamie S.

Sunday 10th of January 2021

Can these be cooked on an outdoor grill?

Joy Shull

Friday 15th of January 2021

I have not tried it myself. If anyone has please comment here! I think it would be delicious.

Sara Dawes

Wednesday 11th of March 2020

Hi there! Can I just use regular flour?


Saturday 6th of February 2021

I just pulse some old fashioned oats into flour. You can do it in the food processor before you puree the black beans.


Friday 25th of October 2019

Sounds really good and easy, but, i need to ask if you drain the beans or not, thank you.

Joy Shull

Friday 25th of October 2019

Yes, the instructions call for black beans that are drained and rinsed :) Enjoy!


Thursday 3rd of October 2019

I don't want to buy oat flower, simply for this recipe. Can I use oatmeal and process it in my food processor until it is like flour?

Joy Shull

Thursday 3rd of October 2019

Yes! Just use rolled oats (also called old fashioned oats) and blend them into flour, that is all oat flour is.


Monday 17th of June 2019

Can you tell me what size can of black beans do you use?

Joy Shull

Monday 17th of June 2019

Each can is just standard size - it says around 15 oz on the can!

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