Smoky Black Bean Burgers


I had a hard time finding a black bean burger recipe that was not 'tex-mex,' so I made one up. Cook in a skillet or on the grill. Serve on buns with your favorite condiments.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
4 burgers


  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans - drained, rinsed, and mashed

  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring

  • cooking spray


  1. Mix ground flax seed and water together in a small bowl. Let sit to thicken, about 5 minutes.

  2. Mix flax mixture, black beans, panko bread crumbs, garlic, salt, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke together in a bowl until combined. Form batter into 4 patties; arrange on a plate. Chill in refrigerator until set, about 30 minutes.

  3. Spray a skillet with cooking spray; place patties in skillet over medium heat. Cook until browned, about 5 minutes per side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

128 Calories
2g Fat
23g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 128
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 754mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 46mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 362mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.