The Seated Cook

Simple, healthy, vegetarian food

Black Bean Burgers



After successfully making chickpea burgers the other week, I wanted to try black bean burgers.  This recipe is adapted from Sandra Lee’s recipe for black bean burgers (


1/2 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped

1/2 green pepper, roughly chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained

4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

1 egg

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Salt and ground black pepper

Hot sauce

(Makes 4 burgers)


In a food processed, pulse the onion, garlic, and pepper.  Add 1/2 of the black beans, cilantro and red pepper flakes, and pulse until ingredients are combined.

Transfer mixture to a large bowl, and add in the rest of the black beans and bread crumbs.  Stir in the egg, and season with salt and pepper.  I decided to stir in a few dashes of hot sauce as well.

Form the mixture into 4 patties, and heat on stove on medium-low heat, cooking on both sides until burgers are heated through.  We had them on whole-wheat buns with ketchup, low-fat mayonnaise, sliced jalapenos and hot and sweet cherry peppers.



Author: theseatedcook

I enjoy cooking simple, healthy, vegetarian meals.

3 thoughts on “Black Bean Burgers

  1. A great summer burger!

  2. Black bean burger sounds interesting

  3. I came here first time…I like ur recipes….its great ….and for this perticular recipe I would say,I never thought that black bean can serve in this way too we usually serve black beans with gravy……
    Good idea……

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