Black Bean Burgers

January 5, 2008 at 11:51 pm 6 comments


This is another one of our “standbys”…definitely a favorite. It was given to me by my wonderful friend Denise (I think it’s originally a Martha Stewart recipe). Denise is my “vegan mentor” of sorts. This bean burger is great because it stays together pretty well…I fry them up in a little olive oil and they get a nice crispiness on the outside. They can be topped with avocado, salsa, cilantro…whatever you want. My preferred sauce is veganaise and organic ketchup and mustard. I’ve also used thai sweet chili sauce on it. Great on a bun too.

1 small onion
1 red pepper (use fire roasted jarred in the winter, when you can’t get organic)
4 cloves garlic

Saute for 8 minutes, then add…

1/4 t tumeric
1/2 t cumin
2 T. ketchup

Process all of this in the food processor with:

1 cup cooked brown rice
1 can black beans

Transfer to a large bowl and add 2 cups bread crumbs. Form into patties and fry. Season to taste. Yum.


Entry filed under: Entree, Sandwich.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. y00h00  |  January 13, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Thank you for this recipe! We had them last night, and they were amazingly delicious. My omni husband gave them two thumbs up.

  • 2. Ali  |  January 31, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Hey Sara!

    Just wondering if the black beans should be drained or not?

    Thanks! Looking forward to these. I’m trying to overhaul my diet for the better.

    – Ali

  • 3. livelightly  |  January 31, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Hi Ali…
    Yes…I always drain black beans and rinse them before using them…enjoy!

  • 4. Ali  |  January 31, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Okay, thanks. I know some recipes say reserve the juice or whatever, so I thought I thought I’d double-check just in case. 🙂

  • 5. Linky Love « Conserve, Give, Love  |  July 4, 2008 at 5:58 am

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  • 6. Jessica  |  April 8, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Any thoughts on a gluten free substitute for bread crumbs–other than gf bread crumbs;) I think the gf crumbs get to gummy and paste-y!


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