Healthy Recipe: Black Bean Burgers

Prep Time: 15 min

Cook Time:12 min

Serves: 6 burgers


  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans no added salt black beans, rinsed and drained, divided
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley leaves
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 6 Whole Wheat hamburger rolls


Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-low heat.

In a food processor, pulse onion and garlic until finely chopped. Add 1 can black beans, cilantro, parsley, egg, and red pepper flakes and pulse to combine.

Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl, add the remaining can of black beans and the bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and mix until well combined.

Divide mixture into 6 portions and form into patties. Place on hot oiled grill over medium-low heat and cook about 6 minutes a side or until heated through. Toast hamburger buns on a grill.  Top as desired.


Calories: 280, Fat: 3.5g (Sat. Fat 0.5g), Cholesterol: 35 mg, Sodium: 380 mg, Carbohydrate: 50 g, Fiber: 10 g, Protein: 14 g

Adapted from a recipe by Sandra Lee, Food Network

About Janeah Schwarz

Janeah Schwarz is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Manager for Agnesian HealthCare

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One Response to Healthy Recipe: Black Bean Burgers

  1. Kate Krantz April 11, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

    I made black bean burgers recently and they were deliciou! A hit with my kids and myself.

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