Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Image: black bean burger on a hamburger bun with lettuce and tomatoes

5 from 8 reviews

A black bean veggie burger recipe that’s loaded with flavor and made with fresh ingredients. It’s the ultimate meatless meal. 


  • 2 15ounce cans black beans, rinsed & drained (2 1/2 cups cooked)
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, or oats
  • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped (1/4 cup red onion)
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1 egg, or 1 flax egg, (see the note)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, gently mash the black beans. Add garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and cilantro, mix to combine.
  2. To the black beans, add peppers, bread crumbs, onion, carrot, and egg. Mix to combine.
  3. With your hands, form six patties.
  4. In a large greased pan, pan-fry the patties over medium heat. Flip after 5 minutes, and grill or cook for an additional 5 minutes on the other side.
  5. Serve on a bun with your favorite toppings such as lettuce, tomato, and pickles. Alternatively, serve over a bed of lettuce as a salad.



Flax egg: 1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons warm water. Mix and set aside for at least 5 minutes.