Black Bean Burgers

YIELD 4-6 Patties


  • 1 (15oz.) can of black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce

  • ½ teaspoon salt 

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¼ cup green onions, finely chopped

  • 2 Tablespoons fresh dill, minced

  • ½ cup bread crumbs

  • 2 Tablespoons whole wheat flour

  • 2 oz. feta cheese, crumbled

  • 1-2 Tablespoons oil

  • 4-6 whole wheat buns

Toppings (Optional)

  • Lettuce or leafy greens

  • Tomato, sliced

  • Red onions, sliced

  • Condiments (mustard, ketchup, etc.)


  1. In a large bowl add in black beans, and mash with a fork or masher until half of the beans become a paste. Leave some beans whole for texture.

  2. Add egg, soy sauce, salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic, green onion, dill, bread crumbs, and Tablespoon of whole wheat flour. Fold in all ingredients until thoroughly combined (add another tablespoon of flour if mixture is too wet). Lastly, fold in feta cheese.

  3. Measure out 1/4 cup of black bean mixture and form into 1/2 inch thick patties.

  4. Heat oil in a skillet on medium heat.  Place patties in the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side or until browned and cooked through.

  5. Placed cooked burgers on a whole wheat bun with desired toppings. Enjoy!

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