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Black Bean Burgers

Delicious black beans burgers for everyone in the family. Whether you're vegetarian or just want a break from ground-beef burgers, these burgers are full of flavor, protein and fiber.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 6


To Cook Before

  • 1 1/2 cups spinach Chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper Diced
  • 1 cup green onion Diced
  • 1 jalapeƱo Diced
  • 1 cup frozen/canned corn
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Black Bean Mixture

  • 2 cans black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coriander

Building the Burgers

  • pepperjack cheese (or cheese of your choice)
  • lettuce

Avocado Sauce

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tomato Diced
  • 1/2 red onion Diced
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • Dash dill weed
  • Dash garlic powder
  • Dash black pepper


  • Dice- red pepper, green onion, jalapeno and place in a mixing bowl
    Chop spinach (if fresh), frost 1 1/2 cups if frozen pressing all the water out - place in mixing bowl with above.
    Add corn to bowl
  • Mix in cumin, chili pepper, parsley, salt and cayenne into mixing bowl and coat vegetables
  • Add ingredients in bowl to a large skillet with olive oil and cook (mixing frequently) until red pepper is soft.
  • While you are cooking the vegetables on the stove, prepare the black bean mixture.
  • In a mixing bowl add, black beans, bread crumbs, egg, cumin and coriander. Using a fork mash and blend ingredients together. (Chunks of black beans are okay as long as mixture is well blended)
  • Once vegetables and spices are cooked down and blended well together transfer to the black bean mixture and stir in well.
  • Using your hands, or a spoon remove a palm sized ball of mixture and form into a patty (much like you would a beef burger), keep in mind black beans do not shrink the way beef does so you want to size accordingly to the size of your buns.
  • Heat your pan on med heat with a little oil, once the pan is nice and hot place your black bean patties on, brown one side so it has a nice crispy crust (3-5 min) and flip to the other side and brown.
  • Once both sides are cooked turn heat to low and place pieces of cheese (if you do not like pepper jack you can use any cheese you like; I like using pepper jack because it gives the burgers a nice spice). Place a top of your pan over the burgers, this melts the cheese faster without burning the bottoms of the patties.
  • When the cheese is melted you are ready to plate! Place patty on bun and top with sauce (instructions below) and lettuce. ENJOY!

Avocado Sauce

  • Dice up tomato and onion
  • Cut avocado in half and remove pit, scoop avocado into a bowl and mash
  • Add mayo, sour cream, buttermilk, vinegar, cumin, salt parsley, onion powder, dill weed, garlic powder, pepper and blend with avocado so it's nice a creamy
  • Fold in onion and tomato and your sauce is complete
Keyword avacado, black beans, corn, mexican, spinach, vegetarian