Black Bean Burgers

12/26/2022

By Lori Taylor

These Black Bean Burgers are so tasty and have a meaty texture! Not to mention, they are a great alternative to a traditional burger with all the nutrients.

This post is sponsored by our brand partner, Wada Farms.

Black Bean Burger with Bare Beans bag and guacamole in the background

Are black bean burgers healthy?

When compared to the traditional burger, black bean burgers are much healthier! The black bean burger contains less fat and is healthier on your heart with lower cholesterol. Not to mention all the vitamins, minerals and fiber that beans contain are an added bonus!

What holds black bean burgers together?

In our black bean burger recipe, the egg and breadcrumbs help to hold the black bean burgers together.

How do you keep bean burgers from being mushy?

When you use the Bare Beans Naked Black Beans not only are you using a high quality ingredient, but you aren’t getting mush beans to begin with. To ensure your black bean burgers don’t come out mushy, you want to ensure that the beans are also dry. Be sure to pat the black beans dry before adding to your bowl.

What does A black bean patty taste like?

Due to the fact that you are using black beans you still get a meaty textured burger. The spices in our black bean burger recipe also set the flavor apart!

Is A veggie burger good?

Yes, if they are properly prepared and cooked! With the black bean burger, you want to ensure that your mixture stays together. We are using the Air Fryer for this recipe, but you can also use a Blackstone or griddle if you prefer.

 Ingredients Needed To Make Black Bean Burgers

  • 2 packages Bare Beans Naked Black Beans 
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced (ribs and seeds removed)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs 
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (skip if vegan)
  • 2 large eggs 
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 
  • 2 Tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • Pinch salt + pepper

How to Make Black Bean Burgers

olive oil, chopped pepper, onion, and garlic in medium pan for sautéing

Sauté olive oil, chopped pepper, onion, and garlic over medium heat until peppers and onions are soft, about 5-6 minutes. Gently blot some of the moisture out. 

Top view of food processor: sauteed mix, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, bread crumbs, cheese, eggs, worcestershire, BBQ sauce, salt, and pepper.

Add the following ingredients into the food processor: sauteed mix, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, bread crumbs, cheese, eggs, worcestershire, BBQ sauce, salt, and pepper.

Top view of pulse mix

Pulse everything together.

Pulsed mix with added black beans

Add the Bare Beans Naked Black Beans. 

Patty Mixture overview

Pulse the mixture, leaving some larger chunks of beans.

Formed patties on grilling pan

Form into patties– about 1/3 cup of mixture in each.

In batches, place patties on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes. Turn; cook until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes longer. 

Serve on buns with guacamole.

Black Bean Burgers with Guacamole and Bare Beans bag in the background

Black Bean Burger

These Black Bean Burgers are so tasty and have a meaty texture! Not to mention, they are a great alternative to a traditional burger with all the nutrients.
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Course: Main Course, Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black, bean, burger
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 839kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 packages Bare Beans Naked Black Beans
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno pepper diced (ribs and seeds removed)
  • 1 small yellow onion diced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese shredded (skip if vegan)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • Pinch salt + pepper

Instructions

  • Sauté olive oil, chopped pepper, onion, and garlic over medium heat until peppers and onions are soft, about 5-6 minutes. Gently blot some of the moisture out.
  • Add the following ingredients into the food processor: sauteed mix, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, bread crumbs, cheese, eggs, worcestershire, BBQ sauce, salt, and pepper. Pulse everything together. Add the black beans. Pulse the mixture, leaving some larger chunks of beans.
  • Form into patties– about 1/3 cup of mixture in each.
  • In batches, place patties on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes. Turn; cook until lightly browned, 4-5 minutes longer.
  • Serve on buns. (link to guacamole)

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 839kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 378mg | Sodium: 1395mg | Potassium: 873mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 2033IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 682mg | Iron: 9mg

About Bare Beans

Bare Beans is a completely naked bean with just two ingredients: beans and water. They’re fully cooked, ready to eat and come in a convenient pouch. There isn’t any liquid, either, so when you tear open the pouch, you can pour the beans out and pop them in your mouth as a snack, add them to a salad or add them to a delicious recipe!

Bare Beans come in four varieties: black beans, garbanzo beans, red beans and pinto beans, which are the top four varieties of beans consumers are most familiar with and are purchasing. Michelle sources 100% of the beans from her husband’s farm and, as they grow, they plan to use small, local farmers in the area to make sure they keep utilizing the local economy and sourcing only the best beans.

Learn more about Bare Beans from Episode 196 on the podcast.

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Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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