Spicy Black Bean and Lentil Burgers

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

healthy source of protein for vegetarians

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare beans according to packages.
  2. Allow beans to cool and mash well.
  3. Chop onion, garlic, and jalapenos finely.
  4. Mix all ingredients together in large mixing bowl.
  5. Roll mix into hamburger patties.
  6. Add to greased skillet until brown on both sides (5-8 min).
Most Helpful

These were awesome! My husband said he would only try one bite, but he ended up finishing off his 1st and went back for a second! I didn't mash my beans though, I thought the texture would be more like ground beef if I left them whole. We have made these a few times and we love them everytime!

DbKnadler November 29, 2007

This was a good recipe as far as flavor. The texture was good at the beginning. As we pan fried the patties, they dried out and started to crumble. I wanted them a little browned so we cooked until they had a light brown crust on each side. They ended up being very dry. Perhaps I cooked them too long but I didn't want mushy patties. Even with this cooking time, the onions in the mixture were still fairly raw. Next time, I would precook the onions and garlic before mixing the patties. Without a sauce or condiment, the patties were so dry as to be inedible. My husband slathered them with barbecue sauce, I used avocado sauce.

Spencer #2 October 22, 2016

This recipe is very forgiving. I replaced the eggs with flax to make it vegan, I used red pepper flake instead of jalapeño and I completely forgot to add the onion some how I still got a substance that wasn't too dry to hold a patty shape. I also pulverized the lentils but only gently pulsed the black beans to leave a bit of chunk. They came out quite delicious.

Pop P. February 01, 2015