Meatless Burgers

Vegetarian or not, you'll love this moist, meatless burger. This recipe allows for a lot of room to play. Make it as mild or spicy as you like. Try adding other spices or peppers to make it your own! Sauteed bell peppers add extra sweetness and flavor, chopped jalapeno adds more heat! Serve on toasted hamburger buns with desired toppings.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 burgers


  • ½ medium yellow onion, roughly chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped, or more to taste

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained, divided

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce, or more to taste

  • ½ cup bread crumbs, or more as needed

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed


  1. Pulse onion and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. Add 1 can black beans, egg, cilantro, parsley, red pepper flakes, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce; pulse to combine.

  2. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl. Add remaining black beans and bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper and mix until well combined, adding up to 2 tablespoons bread crumbs if mixture seems too wet.

  3. Divide mixture into 6 portions and form into patties.

  4. Heat oil in a large grill pan over medium-low heat. Place patties on the hot pan and cook until heated through, about 6 minutes a side.

Cook's Note:

If you don't have access to a food processor, just mash beans by hand and mince other items.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

230 Calories
7g Fat
33g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 230
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 671mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 542mg 12%

* 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.

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