Simple Black Bean Burgers

READY IN: 17mins




  • If baking, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and lightly oil a baking sheet.
  • Place a paper towel in bowl and put rinsed beans inside (this is important dry beans help this stick together).
  • In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork until thick and pasty.
  • In a food processor, finely chop bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Then stir into mashed beans. (I use my grater when this is not an option).
  • In a small bowl, stir together egg, chili powder, black pepper, and cumin.
  • Stir the egg mixture into the mashed beans. Mix in bread crumbs until the mixture is sticky and holds together. Divide mixture into 4-8 patties depending your size preference for me 1/2 a can of beans makes 4 small sized patties. I prefer the baked version.
  • If baking, place patties on lightly prepped baking sheet, and bake about 10 minutes on each side.
  • If frying lightly coat pan with oil and fry on medium low heat until browned and crispy.