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Rating: 4.51 stars
196 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 136
  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5

Easy black bean burgers for everyone! You don't need to follow the recipe or amounts exactly. I never do. Serve with your favorite burger fixings and sweet potato fries.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

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  • Mash black beans in a bowl; add onion, garlic, carrots, and green bell pepper. Mix.

  • Whisk cornstarch, water, chile-garlic sauce, chili powder, cumin, seafood seasoning, salt, and black pepper together in a separate small bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into black bean mixture.

  • Mix whole-wheat bread into bean mixture. Stir flour, 1/4 cup at a time, into bean mixture until a sticky batter forms.

  • Spoon 'burger-sized' mounds of batter onto the prepared baking sheet, about a 3/4-inch thickness per mound. Shape into burgers.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cooked in the center and crisp in the outside, about 10 minutes on each side.

Cook's Note:

One egg can be substituted for cornstarch, but it makes the recipe not vegan.

Nutrition Facts

264 calories; protein 11.6g; carbohydrates 51.7g; fat 1.4g; sodium 1263.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (151)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2012
We loved these! My black bean loving daughter devoured an entire burger. I chose to skip the flour and bread in favor of a bit of panko. I did still add the cornstarch. To help the burgers stay together I chilled the finished mixture a few hours then formed the parties in wax paper and put in the freezers to set up a bit more. Next time I think I will go a step further and pre bake so I can allow them to sit out a bit and dry out so they form a nice crispy outside when placed under the broiler for 10 minutes or so. I added carrots, pre grilled corn I had left over, green onion, and garlic for my veg and to add some smoky flavor I added smoked paprika. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/22/2012
Horribly dry deffinatly needs some tweaking. Read More
(20)
196 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 136
  • 4 star values: 40
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2012
We loved these! My black bean loving daughter devoured an entire burger. I chose to skip the flour and bread in favor of a bit of panko. I did still add the cornstarch. To help the burgers stay together I chilled the finished mixture a few hours then formed the parties in wax paper and put in the freezers to set up a bit more. Next time I think I will go a step further and pre bake so I can allow them to sit out a bit and dry out so they form a nice crispy outside when placed under the broiler for 10 minutes or so. I added carrots, pre grilled corn I had left over, green onion, and garlic for my veg and to add some smoky flavor I added smoked paprika. Read More
(142)
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2015
I've started making these every week to have in the fridge for a quick lunch or snack. I double the recipe and add a whole medium sweet potato (baked and mashed) and WOW! that just knocks them out of the park, adding extra flavour and some much needed moisture. These are seriously the most amazing burgers I've had. I also use rolled oats and panko instead of the bread and flour. I can't stop eating them!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2015
They turned out delicious! I followed the recipe exactly, because I don't think you can give a fair review if you change the ingredients. They were moist and tasty. I usually make my veggie burgers using chick peas, but this was definitely a better tasting burger. -Cheri Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2014
This is the BEST BURGER recipe EVER! I made 4 of these burgers for myself (I am vegan) and made regular cheeseburgers for my kids- MY VEGAN BURGERS ARE GONE- I have 3 cheeseburgers left! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2013
nice and easy, i made it gluten free by substituting cooked brown rice for the whole wheat bread, with great results. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2014
We added 1tbsp flax seed and 1tbsp chia seed for protein and froze the patties overnight. Served them on toasted bread with avacado, arugula, tomato, cucumber and scallions after frying. Honestly the best veggie burger I've ever had. Thanks so much!! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/22/2012
Horribly dry deffinatly needs some tweaking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2012
I made this with leftover black beans from black beans and rice added a few extra seasonings the bread and some flour and cooked as directed. They turned out amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2014
This recipe is by far the absolute best vegan black bean burger I have ever tried. I added a little cauliflower to give it some depth and since I am from the Caribbean I added to some fresh hot pepper for spice. This is the first vegan burger recipe that I followed that came out perfect. Read More
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