The Best Black Bean Burger


This is the best black bean burger ever! The flavor you get from adding fresh herbs, spices, garlic, and shallots will have your taste buds jumping for joy. And it's easy to make.

The Best Black Bean Burger
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 black bean burgers


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

  • 1 ½ teaspoons grapeseed oil, or as needed

  • 1 medium shallot, chopped

  • ½ medium green pepper, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3 sprigs fresh basil, chopped

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground coriander

  • 1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 cup bread crumbs


  1. Mash black beans in a bowl with a potato masher, leaving a few beans whole for texture; set aside.

  2. Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add shallot, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook and stir until vegetables have softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add to black beans and season with basil, cumin, coriander, paprika, salt, and pepper.

  3. Fold beaten eggs into the bean mixture. Sprinkle in bread crumbs, adding a little at a time and fold in. Be careful not to overmix the bean mixture.

  4. Reheat the skillet that you cooked the onion mixture in. Scoop out 1 cup bean mixture and shape into a ball. Set the ball into the hot skillet and gently flatten to form a burger.

  5. Cook until firm and lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining bean mixture. You might need to add more oil.

Cook's Note:

I made my own bread crumbs by grinding brioche toast in a food processor.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

293 Calories
7g Fat
45g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 293
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 698mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Protein 15g
Potassium 580mg 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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