Black Bean Burgers

"My vegetarian friend made these and I got to try them. I thought they were delicious and am posting so I can make them for my family. Thanks Claire. Recipe adapted from Southern Living."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Coarsely mash the beans with a fork or potato masher.
  • Mix together the mashed beans, oats, and next 5 ingredients.
  • Shape mixture into 8 patties.
  • Mix together the flour and cornmeal; dredge patties in flour mixture.
  • Let the oil get hot in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat; cook the patties for 5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned; drain on paper towels.
  • Serve on buns ( toasted buns work well).

Questions & Replies

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  1. glowarr
    Has anyone tried making these on the grill? Would they hold together if you cooked them this way?
  2. CARoppel
    What kind of oats? Regular or Quick?
  3. Connie L.
    Any suggestions for substituting the egg. My DD eats vegan, so no animal by product. Thanks for any help. I think she would really love these otherwise.
  4. educ8r95
    My husband hates cilantro, what would you recommend as a substitute?
  5. dafg3030
    Do these freeze well either before cooking or after?


  1. So Cal Gal
    These are the most delightful burgers--they're a snap to make, they taste great, and they're even healthy!! I first saw this recipe in The Coastal Living Cookbook*, put out by Coastal Living magazine, and have made it many times since. I usually make one third of the recipe and that makes three nice size burgers. Even my husband, a confirmed bean hater, enjoys them (smart man--lol!!). Thanks for posting this ratherbeswimmin'!!! (*Note: The Coastal Living Cookbook version lists 3/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.)
  2. anniesnomsblog
    What a fabulous recipe! Me and my fiancé are big meat eaters, so we were both a little apprehensive about trying veggie burgers, but honestly, these were so good! It made a lovely change to not have meat! So easy to make as well!
  3. MollyJ
    These are very tasty. DH and I are "heat wuzzies" so no jalapeno for us but a little bit of green pepper. The veggie flavors are very compatible. I singed my first try so a little bit "camping style" but we will do these again. Like someone else, I made 1/3 of the recipe since there is only two of use. Tasty and satisfying. This is a fine example of a satisfying vegetarian food that is interesting enough to eat in its own right and (no offense intended) doesn't have to settle for being a meat substitute. I had cilantro and I think it's a must in this recipe to keep the taste bud interest quotient high. Thanks, Di. You have very dependable recipes.
  4. Caroline Cooks
    I like the texture very much; held together nicely while cooking. I need to tweek the ingredients to suit our tastes, tho. Made for the TEX-MEX event in Cooking Photos.
  5. R Register
    This was a huge hit with my teenage daughter and myself! I had Cilantro that I had dried, didn't add the peppers and was out of cornmeal so used from a Jiffy Corn Muffin box but these were so good! I used olive oil instead of vegetable oil as well.



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