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Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burger

If you're looking for an alternative to the traditional grilled hamburger, why not give this Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burger a try? It's delicious, it's healthy, and it's easy to pull together. Make room on your grilling menu this season for this fantastic burger!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burger
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 7
Calories 159 kcal
Author Yvonne


  • 2 15 oz cans black beans, rinsed & drained
  • 1/2 bell pepper any color, quartered
  • 1/4 white onion cut into wedges
  • 1/4 red onion cut into wedges
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne optional
  • 1 c. fresh bread crumbs


  1. Preheat grill to high heat, and lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil.

  2. In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork until thick and pasty.

  3. In a food processor, finely mince bell pepper, onion, and garlic; drain excess liquid. Add to mashed beans.

  4. Stir in egg, chili powder, cumin, salt, & cayenne. Mix in bread crumbs until the mixture is sticky and holds together.

  5. Using 1/2 c. measuring cup, divide mixture into seven patties. Place patties on foil, and grill about 8 minutes on each side.

Recipe Notes

If you would rather bake the veggie burgers rather than grill them, preheat oven to 375, and lightly oil a baking sheet. Place patties on baking sheet, and bake about 10 minutes on each side.
Did you know you can make your own bread crumbs instead of buying pre-made? I love this method and use it any time I need breadcrumbs. At the beginning of the year I went to buy some from the store and the ingredient list was a mile long filled with junk that doesn’t belong in breadcrumbs. We buy Dave’s Killer Bread, so I know using that I’ve got some pretty power-packed breadcrumbs. All you have to do is broil your bread (for 1 cup of breadcrumbs I used 4 slices of bread) on high until dark golden brown. Then flip and broil the other side. Once the bread is thoroughly toasted let cool for several minutes and then pulverize in a food processor. Works like a charm!

Adapted from All Recipes

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Black Bean Veggie Burger
Amount Per Serving
Calories 159 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 430mg19%
Potassium 163mg5%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1010IU20%
Vitamin C 12mg15%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.