This black bean burger recipe is going to be your new best friend. The hearty patties are charred on the outside, tender in the middle, and packed with bold, smoky flavor. But that’s not all. They’re also easy to make! You won’t need to haul out the food processor or dirty 3 pans to whip them up. Nope – this black bean burger recipe comes together in one bowl in under 30 minutes, cooking time included.
3 cups cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
�..." cup grated yellow onion*, (about 1/2 medium)
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 chipotle peppers from a can of chipotles in adobo, diced, plus 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
1 tablespoon tamari
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 cup panko bread crumbs
Extra virgin olive oil, for brushing
Cooking spray, if grilling
Hamburger buns and desired fixings, for serving
In a large bowl, combine the beans, onion, garlic, chipotles, adobo sauce, tamari, balsamic, cumin, salt, and pepper. Use a potato masher to mash until the mixture holds together but still has some visible chunks of black beans. Add the egg and use a spatula to fold until combined. Then, fold in the panko.
Use your hands to form the mixture into 6 patties. The mixture should be cohesive and a little wet. If it’s too wet to handle, chill in the fridge for 20 minutes to firm up or mash your beans a little bit more.
Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Brush with a little oil and cook the burgers for about 5 minutes per side, until charred on both sides, turning the heat down as necessary. The exact timing will depend on the heat of your stove and cookware.
Alternatively, preheat an outdoor grill to 400°F. Lightly brush the patties with olive oil, spray the grill grates, and grill for 8 minutes on the first side and 4 minutes on the second side.
Serve with hamburger buns and desired fixings.
Black Bean Burger Serving Suggestions
Once you’ve cooked your patties, it’s time to eat! Serve this homemade black bean burger with chipotle sauce, lettuce, tomato, red onion or pickled red onion, and dill pickles for crunch. Use your favorite burger buns, or make homemade hamburger buns to take your black bean burger over the top.