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 1 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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