Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burgers


With this black bean burger recipe, you will never want to eat frozen veggie burgers again! These are a quick, easy, and flavorful vegetarian delight.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 burgers

These black bean burgers are healthy, hearty, and packed with nutritious veggies. 

How to Make Black Bean Burgers

You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the black bean burger recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

Black Bean Burger Ingredients

These are the ingredients you’ll need to make homemade this black bean veggie burger recipe: 

  • Vegetables: You’ll need canned black beans, half a green bell pepper, and half an onion. 
  • Seasonings: These black bean burgers are seasoned with fresh garlic, chili powder, cumin, and Thai chili sauce.
  • Egg: A whole egg keeps the burgers from drying out and helps bind the patties together. 
  • Bread crumbs: Use store-bought or homemade bread crumbs.

How to Make Homemade Black Bean Burgers

Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make these black bean veggie burgers at home: 

  1. Mash the beans and chop the remaining vegetables and garlic in the food processor. 
  2. Stir the veggies into the beans and combine the seasonings and egg in a separate bowl. 
  3. Mix in the bread crumbs and divide the mixture into patties. 
  4. Grill the patties for about 8 minutes on each side. 

Can You Bake These Black Bean Burgers? 

Yes. To bake the black bean veggie burgers, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place patties on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes on each side.

What to Serve With Black Bean Burgers

This black bean burger recipe pairs perfectly with any side dish you’d serve with traditional beef burgers. For delicious inspiration, try our collection of 15 Quick and Easy Side Dishes for Burgers. Here are a few of the tasty ideas you’ll find: 

How to Store Black Bean Burgers

Store your leftover cooked black bean burger patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. 

Can You Freeze Black Bean Burgers?

Yes! These black bean veggie burgers freeze well. Flash freeze the patties on a baking sheet for a few hours or up to overnight. Transfer the now-frozen patties to a zip-top freezer bag or another freezer-safe storage container. Freeze for up to two months. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

“This burger was amazing,” raves Sue Neyland. “We only eat meatless once a week, so we try things that we think will be satisfying and delicious. Well, this recipe is a winner.”

“Had this on a brioche bun with mustard, ketchup, pickles and lettuce and it was great,” says Kevin Faulkner. “Going to try this as a meatball substitute for a bulgogi dish.”

“This was the first time I’ve ever made veggie burgers and it was so good,” according to one Allrecipes community member. “The trick was to chop up the veggies and then squeeze out all the excess water from the pepper and onion in a paper towel before putting it into the mixture.”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • cooking spray

  • 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • ½ green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces

  • ½ onion, cut into wedges

  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon Thai chili sauce or hot sauce

  • ½ cup bread crumbs


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil with cooking spray.

  2. Mash black beans in a medium bowl with a fork until thick and pasty.

    Black beans mashed with a fork in a clear bowl

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  3. Finely chop bell pepper, onion, and garlic in a food processor. Stir chopped vegetables into mashed beans.

    Onion and green bell pepper chopped up in food processor

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    Mashed black beans and a chopped onion bell pepper mix getting stirred together with a wooden spatula

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  4. Stir together egg, chili powder, cumin, and chili sauce in a small bowl. Add to the mashed beans and stir to combine. Mix in bread crumbs until the mixture is sticky and holds together.

    A cracked raw egg and spices in a clear bowl

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    Blackbean veggie burger mixture, breadcrumbs and chile spice mix in a clear bowl getting mixed together with wooden spatula

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  5. Divide the mixture into four patties and place on the prepared foil.

    Two veggie blackbean burger patties, next to a clear bowl with more burger mixture in it

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    Four round veggie black bean patties on baking tray

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  6. Grill on the preheated grill for about 8 minutes on each side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

198 Calories
3g Fat
33g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 198
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 607mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 19mg 95%
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 515mg 11%

* 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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