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Black Bean Burger on a Wooden Surface
Smoky Black Bean Burgers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

These aren't your ordinary black bean burgers. These patties are loaded with savory, spicy and smoky flavor! Absolutely delicious and easy enough for a weeknight dinner!

Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 290 kcal
Author: Alissa Saenz
  • 1 (14 ounce or 400 gram) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup roughly chopped red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle chile powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 burger buns
  1. Place the beans, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, cumin, chili powder, chipotle chile powder, and ½ teaspoon of salt into the bowl of a food processor fitted with an s-blade.

  2. Pulse the machine until the ingredients are finely chopped and well-mixed.

  3. Taste-test the mixture and season with additional salt if needed. Adjust any other seasonings to your liking.

  4. Shape the black bean mixture into 4 patties.

  5. Coat the bottom of a large skillet with the oil and place it over medium heat.

  6. When the skillet is hot, place the patties into it. Avoid crowding the skillet and cook them in batches if needed.

  7. Cook the patties for about 5 minutes on each side, until lightly browned.

  8. Stuff the patties into buns and top with toppings of choice. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Smoky Black Bean Burgers
Amount Per Serving (1 burger (with bun))
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.4g10%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 531mg22%
Potassium 321mg9%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 7.2g29%
Sugar 3.9g4%
Protein 11.7g23%
Calcium 125mg13%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.