This black bean burger recipe is pure perfection! With loads of flavor and great texture, they’ll convert even the most committed carnivore. Great on the grill, on the stove, or in the oven. Not mushy!
Why This Black Bean Burger Recipe is So Good
- This is legitimately the best black bean burger recipe we’ve ever made (or eaten)! Fantastically flavored and the best texture in a black bean burger we’ve ever had. (Not mushy like some of those others…)
- The secret ingredient? Walnuts add texture, meatiness, and are a great ground beef substitute.
- This recipe only has a few steps to black bean perfection. Basically just bake the beans, blend the ingredients, cook the patties, and voila! You just made a restaurant-quality black bean burger that even appeases avid meateaters.
How To Make This Recipe
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the beans out evenly on it. Bake for 15 minutes, until they are slightly dried. After removing beans, if you are cooking burgers in the oven, raise temperature to 375º and let oven preheat.
- Blend the walnuts in a food processor until a semi-fine texture.
- Sauté the oil, onion, jalapenos, and garlic over medium heat for about 5 minutes, or until onions are soft. Add along with the rest of the ingredients to the bowl. Gently blot out some of the oil with a paper towel.
- Add mixture from the previous step to the walnuts in the food processor and blend. Add the beans and blend again. Leave some chunks of beans for texture.
- Form 1/3 cups of the bean mixture into patties and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes, then flip over and bake for another 10 minutes. You can also cook the burgers in an oil-greased skillet for 10 minutes on each side.
- Serve on brioche bun with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, spicy mayo, or whatever condiments you like.
Top Tips For Making
- If you are on a gluten-free diet, use gluten-free breadcrumbs.
- We used chipotle mayo on our burgers for a little kick, but you could also use our “secret sauce,” one minute mayo, garlic mayo, or whatever your heart desires.
Should You Soak Your Beans?
Soaked beans are easier on your digestive system and that, er, issue some of us have after eating. It also makes them take less time to cook! We definitely prefer to soak ours overnight for about 10-12 hours.
To soak your beans, rinse them well in the sink (preferably in a colander). Add them to a large pot or bowl and fill water about two inches above the beans. Leave it overnight, and drain in the morning. That’s it!
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Epic Black Bean Burger
These black bean burgers are the best we've ever tasted! Perfectly seasoned and not mushy.
- 2 14 ounce cans black beans drained, rinsed, and patted dry
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 1 cup yellow onion finely chopped
- 1 jalapeño seeded and chopped
- 2 garlic cloves minces
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 2 cups cotija or feta or feta
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
Preheat oven to 325°F. Spread beans out evenly on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, until slightly dried. Raise temperature to 375º and let oven preheat if cooking burgers in oven.
Blend walnuts in food processor until semi-fine texture.
Sauté oil, onion, jalapenos, and garlic over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until onions and peppers are soft. Add along with rest of ingredients to bowl. Blot out some of the oil with a paper towel. Add mixture from the previous step to walnuts in the food processor and blend. Add beans and blend again. Leave some chunks of beans for texture.
Form 1/3 cups of bean mixture into patties and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes. Flip over and bake for another 10 minutes. Alternatively, cook burgers in an oil-greased skillet for 10 minutes on each side.
Serve on brioche bun with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, spicy mayo, or whatever condiments you like.
- Soaking beans: Rinse beans in colander over sink. Add to large bowl or pot and add water. Fill 2 inches above beans. Let sit 10-12 hours.
- Gluten-free: Use gluten-free breadcrumbs.