Black Bean Burgers, Baby!

 In Easy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, Meatless Mondays

Black Bean Burgers, Baby!

Need a go-to burger for this summer but also one that doesn’t that set you back in the calorie or fat department?

Look no further than these Black Bean Burgers, baby!

High in nutrition and taste these guys are super easy to make and I always make an extra batch and put them into the freezer for the next impromptu BBQ this summer 🙂

Bring on the HEAT!

These burgers are simply delicious and my preschooler ate them?!

No kidding!

Here is the most important thing when you go to make them: dry, dry, dry the beans super, super well before you mash em’ up.

There is water stored in the canned beans so when you mash em’, the water comes out and it can make for a mushy, not-so-fabulous patty if they’re not dried well.

Sometimes, I will rinse the canned beans and then leave them out for hours on a cooking sheet covered in paper towel to really make sure they are dry dry dry before using them in the recipe.

Other than that little tidbit, it’s pretty straightforward.

Oh, and make sure you make the Mango Salsa too. It’s super yummy and summer fresh 🙂




Black Bean Burgers, Baby!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 8-10 burgers

Serving Size: 1 burger

Calories per serving: 152

Fat per serving: 2

Carbs per serving: 27

Protein per serving: 9

Fiber per serving: 6

Sugar per serving: 2

Sodium per serving: 37


  • 2 cans black beans, no salt added (very well dried)

  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs

  • 2 eggs

  • 3/4 cup oats

  • 1 red pepper, chopped

  • 3/4 cup shredded carrots

  • 3 gloves garlic

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • Mango Salsa: Combine the following:

  • 2 mangos, chopped

  • Cilantro, chopped

  • Juice of 1 lime


  1. Rinse and dry beans very well (can even leave out for hours on baking sheets covered in paper towel)

  2. Combine all ingredients for the burgers into food processor. Blend until combined (will still be lumpy - that's ok!)

  3. Check consistency - may need to add more oats if too much moisture to form patties.

  4. Form into 8-10 patties

  5. Cook in ~5 min per side on non-stick pan or BBQ or can bake in oven

  6. Serve on thin bun with the Mango Salsa

  7. Freeze any burgers not eaten for up to 6 months


Prep time does not include drying of the beans!

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