Black Bean Veggie Burgers

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Ever since I wrote the post about Boca Burgers Exposed, I have been making it a mission to create easy veggie burger recipes.  You can read about the Boca Burger post here.  This is a burger recipe we have been making for a long time, so I thought it was about time to get it up on the blog. These burgers provides a nice alternative that even older kids should be able to sink their jaws into.  These would be great on whole grain bread, in a sprouted corn tortilla or served over quinoa.  The key to making this a tasty dish is the caramelized onions and the crispy outside.


This recipe makes a lot so you will be able to freeze some.  That is what we do.  These would go great with my Healthy French Fries.

Black Bean Veggie Burgers

4 cups black beans (we use dried, but if you canned, it would be about 2 cans)
1 sweet onion diced (we used a food processor)
2 T walnut oil
1 1/4 cup frozen organic corn
1 cup milk of choice (I used almond)
1/4 cup flour (I used brown rice flour)
1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp smoked paprika (optional)

Preheat oven to 400.  Dice or food process the onion.  Saute the onions in the walnut oil on medium heat until they are caramelized.  In a food processor, mix the beans and milk until the beans are mostly smooth.  Put the bean mixture, the onions and the remaining ingredients in a bowl to combine.

To finish, lightly oil a baking pan, grab a quarter cup of the mixture at a time, flatten in a nice round patty, and place on pan.  Continue until the mixture is gone.  Bake in oven for about 45 – 60 minutes turning over once about half way through.  When serving, they go really well with some avocado.  Enjoy!


31 thoughts on “Black Bean Veggie Burgers

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  4. Thanks! I figured but wanted to double check! We are making these tonight but with a couple substitutions due to allergies.

  5. This might be a dumb question but do you just soak the dry beans or do you cook them all the way through before putting them in the processor?

    • No questions are dumb. :) We soak the beans overnight and then boil them in the morning until they are soft. Usually about 15 minutes. If you were doing a crock pot meal, all you would need to do is soak the beans overnight. They will get plenty soft in the crock pot. Just for future reference. :)

    • I have seen some decent versions of whole wheat panko breadcrumbs at the health food stores. Since writing this post, I have started to make my own from bread scraps. I just collect them in the freezer and then dry them out in the oven.

  6. Mine don’t look like yours. Did you put the breadcrumbs on the outside of the burgers or mix in? I mixed it in, since it said to add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl, but am wondering if that is why mine looks different?

  7. I made these last night, and the taste was really good. Mine turned out very dry. Any ideas? I wondered if cooking them for a shorter period of time in a skillet on the stove would preserve some moisture. I’ve been following your website now for 6 months or so and love it! Thanks!

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