Global Black Bean Burger

Global Black Bean Burger

This Black Bean Burger is only one of countless vegetarian burgers that are created to date. The history of meatless fried patties goes back to 1969 when the first recipe appeared. In the early eighties, the first commercial version hit the British market and was an immediate success. However, the term "veggie burger" long referred to as a hamburger with vegetables on top.
hands-on time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Global
Servings 3


  • 1 can black beans 15 oz, rinsed, pat dried*
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds or bread crumbs
  • 4-6 Hamburger buns
  • oil
  • salt & pepper

Black Bean Burger Culinary Spice Kit

  • Sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, onion, Chipotle chili, porcini mushroom, cumin, smoked paprika, green bell pepper, yellow mustard

Suggested Toppings & Sides

  • 3 red bell pepper halved
  • 4 oz portabella mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tomatoes sliced
  • 1 lb baked sweet potatoes or fries


Bell peppers

  • Preheat OVEN to 350°F.
  • In the OVEN, place bell peppers skin-side up on a lined BAKING SHEET.
  • Bake for 20-40 minutes until the skin gets black spots.
  • Let cool. Peel skin off. Set aside.


  • In a PAN, fry mushrooms in 1 tbsp oil until soft.
  • Add salt & pepper to taste. Set aside.


  • In a BOWL, mash beans with a potato masher**.
  • Add egg, almonds, Black Bean Burger spices, and salt to taste. Mix well**.
  • Form 4-6 burger patties.
  • In the same PAN, heat 2 tbsp oil over medium heat.
  • Fry burger patties until they are crisp on both sides.


  • Serve burgers in buns with tomatoes, mushrooms, bell pepper, and a side of baked sweet potatoes.
  • Optionally,  toppings & dressings. Enjoy!


*If you have the time, let the beans dry in the oven.
**Do not use a food processor!
▪ Substitute black beans with kidney or pinto beans (or mix) or with 1 lb ground meat.
▪ Substitute portabella with any mushrooms or eggplant slices.
▪ Add mayonnaise with horseradish or zesty chili lime.
▪ Add ketchup with honey and chipotle chili.