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Black bean burgers

These are such a great, non mushy burger! Seriously, the flavor is so good!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black bean burgers, black bean recipes, vegetarian burgers, vegetarian food
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 4 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup chopped bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1-2 teaspoons cayenne pepper this is optional. If you prefer a milder burger, add less, or cut this out all together.
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup oat flour if you prefer, use bread crumbs here
  • ½ cup grated cotija if you prefer, use a grated Monterrey, Monterrey jack or even cheddar.


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
    Drain and rinse the black beans. Pat dry. Don't stress about getting them completely dry, just fairly dry.
    Spread the beans on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place in oven and bake about 15 minutes until the beans are split and dried out.
    While they are drying out, start your veggies. Heat a small saute pan over medium heat. Add olive oil and heat. Add onions, peppers and whatever other veggies you are using. Saute about 5 minutes and add the minced garlic. Continue to cook another 2-3 minutes.
    By now, you beans should be just about done. Pull them from oven, then turn oven up to 375 degrees, if you are baking. If not, check other instructions below. Allow the veggies and beans to cool a few minutes before moving on.
    Next, add the veggies to a food processor. Pulse once or twice, just to break them up a little more.
    To them add the flour and pulse once or twice. This will help to continue to cool down the veggies. Add remaining ingredients and pulse several times until it is mixed up. Be careful not to overmix. You still want chunks of beans, so don't mix too much.
    Next, I used a scoop to get the same sized burger. So scoop, then flatten slightly on baking sheet. Bake for about 5 minutes, then flip the burgers and bake for 5 minutes on the other side.
    Serve burgers as desired. The possibilities are endless here!
    If you prefer other cooking options here are 2 I like:
    Cooking in skillet or electric griddle. Heat pan or griddle over medium high heat. Coat lightly with oil of choice. Once the pan is good and hot, add burgers. Cook for about 3 minutes per side.
    Cooking on the grill is little more tricky.Form your burgers and freeze for about 5 minutes while grill is heating. Heat grill on high. Grease grates and add burgers. Cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Serve immediately.
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!