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Black Bean Burgers

These black bean burgers use a few tricks to give you the flavor and mouthfeel that is everything you need to make a veggie burger ready for your favorite burger toppings.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Unspecified
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 843kcal


  • 2 cans black beans
  • 1 ounce tortilla chips
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ cup corn kernels, frozen or fresh
  • 2 green onions, tops only, chopped fine
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil like vegetable, corn, or safflower


  • Rinse the black beans and drain. Put them in a large roasting pan and bake at about 375°F for about 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool at least slightly.
    2 cans black beans
  • In a large bowl, use your hands to crumble the tortilla chips into very small pieces. You can use a food processor for this, but why get one more thing dirty.
    1 ounce tortilla chips
  • Add the beans and mash with a potato masher or fork until the beans are mostly mashed but some large pieces remain.
  • Add the quinoa, corn, green onions, garlic, and cilantro, and mix.
    ½ cup corn kernels, frozen or fresh, 2 green onions, tops only, chopped fine, 1 garlic clove, minced, ¼ cup cilantro, chopped, ½ cup cooked quinoa
  • Add the flour and spices (cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper). Feel free to add a pinch of hot stuff (e.g. cayenne or chili powder) if that makes you happy. Mix until uniform.
    1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon cumin, 1 teaspoon coriander, 1 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon pepper
  • In a small bowl, beat the eggs for a few seconds to combine and then add it to the bean mixture. Stir the eggs into the mixture until it comes together. This can be made ahead and held in the refrigerator for a few hours. This is not critical but may help them firm up even more.
    2 eggs
  • Form into patties of desired size and fry in a thin layer of oil on a griddle, cast iron skillet, or other frying pan, about 5 minutes on one side. Flip and cook an additional 3 or so minutes until browned.
    1 tablespoon neutral oil like vegetable, corn, or safflower


This recipe makes four large burgers or three large burgers and two half-sized burgers for the kiddo.


Calories: 843kcal | Carbohydrates: 149g | Protein: 52g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 701mg | Potassium: 3325mg | Fiber: 35g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 322IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 312mg | Iron: 13mg