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
Homemade blackbean veggie burger

Dotdash Meredith Food Studios


  • 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.


To bake, 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.

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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