Monday, August 27, 2012

Easy Black Bean Burgers

Easy Black Bean Burgers

These really should be called Super Crazy Easy Awesome Black Bean Burgers, ‘cause that’s what they are.

I admit, we eat way too many of the boxed veggie burgers because they are a major convenience.  But I’m trying hard to limit our processed soy consumption, so we have been whipping up these yummy black bean burger bad boys at least once a week.  They come together in minutes, are made with items you probably already have on hand, and cost only a fraction of the prepackaged variety.  That’s a triple win in my book.

The original recipe comes from The Happy Herbivore, which you can find HERE.  She even has a video, in case you’re frightened of the kitchen, like me.  Click on over and check it out (and look for many other great recipes while you’re over there).

What I love about this recipe is that you can adjust the ingredients fairly easily based on what you have in your kitchen.  We have found a variation from the original recipe that suits our tastes better, as we found the original too mustard-y for my picky kid.  Here is the adapted recipe that works for my family’s tastes:

1 can black beans, drained but not rinsed, 3/4 smashed with a fork
2 tbsp ketchup
2 tbsp dijon mustard
1-2 dashes of hot sauce
1tsp garlic powder
1tsp onion powder
Fresh diced onions (no measurement, just a pinch, or not too many that my daughter can see them and refuse to eat)
1/3 cup instant oats (I use thick steel cut oats whirled through the food processor a bit)

Mix it all together.  Divide into 4 patties.  Cook at 400-degrees on a greased cookie sheet.  7 minutes on one side, flip, then 7 minutes on the other side.  I like to melt cheese on mine, but eliminate that if you’re vegan, obviously.




  1. Helen has been raving about your black bean burgers - thanks for the recipe!!

  2. Sounds delicious and easy! I will be trying these. Thanks for sharing recipe.

  3. Love the look of these! I don't keep onion or garlic powder in the house (bad memories of garlic salt and my heavy hands) but a little chopped garlic should do. I never eat black beans, but I could always do with a change from my usual butter bean and tempeh burgers. :)

  4. this looks so good! and sounds really good for you. :)

  5. Hello :)

    Stopping by from the GFC blog hop today! Hope you are haveing a great week so far.

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  6. Mmmmm this looks yummy! I love black beans. Are you a vegetarian?

    1. Yes, I am. 12 years as an ovo-lacto vegetarian. :)

  7. Hello,
    I have just found you through the GFC blog hop, I look forward to reading along with you :)

    Natalie x

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  9. Simple is good! And I love black beans. Looks delicious.

  10. This sounds so delicious! We love to grill! A must try on our next burgers.

    Thanks for stopping by. Julie from Stlavonlady – Scatterbrained In St. Louis


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