Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Debi


  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ red bell pepper roughly chopped
  • ½ onion roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Chili Paste or Sriracha
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup fine bread crumbs like Panko


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, grind black beans. Add in bell pepper, onion, chili powder, cumin, and chili paste and grind together.
  2. Transfer black bean mixture to a medium bowl and gently mix in egg. Mix in bread crumbs until the mixture holds together.
  3. Divide mixture into four patties and place on lightly oiled aluminum foil. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight.
  4. If grilling, preheat grill to high-heat. Keeping patties on the foil, place the foil onto the grill grates, and grill about 8 minutes on each side.
  5. If cooking inside on the stove top, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add patties to pan and cook until golden brown on one side, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip patties and cook until underside is golden, 4 to 5 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Patties can be frozen up to 6 months

Adapted from AllRecipes