Not Into Beef? Have a Black Bean Burger!

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Vegan Black Bean Burger

Best served with a side of sweet potato fries!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 264 kcal


  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • cup chopped sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 3 baby carrots, grated Optional
  • ¼ cup minced green bell pepper Optional
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 3 tablespoons chile-garlic sauce or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 slices whole-wheat bread torn into small crumbs
  • ¾ cup unbleached flour or as needed


  1. Turn the oven up to 350 F and grease a baking sheet.

  2. Mash up the black beans in a bowl, then add the onion, garlic, carrots, and green bell pepper. Mix it all up.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, water, chile-garlic sauce, chili powder, cumin, seafood seasoning, salt, and black pepper. Stir the cornstarch mix into black bean mix.

  4. Mix the whole-wheat bread crumbs into the bean mixture. Stir the into the bean mix flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until a sticky batter forms.

  5. Spoon mounds of the bean batter onto the prepared baking sheet, about a 3/4-inch thickness per mound, and shape them into burgers. Try to get the mounds as close to "burger-sized" as you can.

  6. Bake the sheet in the preheated oven until the burgers are cooked in the center and crisp in the outside, about 10 minutes on each side.


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