John's Black Bean Burgers

That Girl Can Cook! loves and we also love black bean burgers. We recently made this recipe and thought that you would enjoy it too. We use Mediterranean Sea Salt and eggs are at room temperature.

It's the perfect recipe for vegetarians or those who just wish to limit their beef intake...they are also cheaper than the cost of hamburger. Oh yeah, they're delicious too...Enjoy!

These healthy black bean burgers are full of flavor and good texture. Try them as a variation to your everyday burger for a pleasant surprise.

1 can black beans, drained
1 small carrot, minced
1/2 onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tbsp fresh oregano
1 tbsp fresh thyme
1 tbsp fresh basil
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cayenne
2 eggs
3/4 cup quick oats


Mash drained black beans (food processor or potato masher work well). Combine with all ingredients except eggs and oats. Once mixed well add eggs until thoroughly mixed (it's really easier to do this by hand even though it's a bit messy). Once mixed add oats (you may need slightly more oats depending on consistency, mixture should hold together fairly well and not be too mushy). Shape into 2-3 inch balls and press flat to form a patty. Place on hot fry pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Cook until browned on both sides (3-4 minutes per side). Serve on a bun with cheese, on a bed of fresh greens, or let cool and store in fridge for later use.

Notes: You may substitute dried herbs for fresh (1 tbsp fresh = 1 tsp dried). These burgers make a wonderful meat substitute; crumble them on pizza, nachos, or in a salad. You may also vary the ingredients (e.g. add some minced green pepper or minced sweet potato). Be as creative as you wish. Very healthy and low fat. Enjoy and happy eating.

Number of Servings: 6-8 depending on size of burgers

Source: Better Recipes


  1. Mmm as a strict vegetarian I thank you! This looks so delicious I can hear my stomach grumbling. I have a some veggie recipes on my blog too so I'm excited to try this and see how it tastes. Great blog!

  2. Really yummy. I just loves this food. I ate many different types of hamburgers. This would be my new experience.

  3. Very interesting and tasty! But I'm not sure that my children like the taste of chocolate. I liked the taste of the divine in a moment, and this is just as nice.