Easiest Black Bean Burgers

If you have never made burger patties, these are the ones you want to make first. With a simple list of ingredients—such as beans, walnuts, oats, and spices—you can kick-start your veggie burger adventure here. Serve with your favorite burger fixings. 

Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Chill Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins
5 from 1 vote
Easiest Black Bean Burgers
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Black Bean Burgers
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 80 kcal
Author: Richa Hingle
  • 1/2 cup 60g raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup 40g old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2-inch [1cm] knob fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup 30g coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeño slices
  • 1 15-ounce [425g] can black beans or 1 1/2 cups (250g) cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup 10g coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed or chia seed
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons 10 to 15g dry breadcrumbs or flour (gluten-free if necessary)
  1. In a food processor, combine the walnuts, oats, garlic, ginger, onion, and jalapeños and pulse a few times, until the walnuts and onions are evenly chopped, 5 to 10 seconds. Add the beans, cilantro, cumin, oregano, chili powder, salt, pepper, and flax seed and process in 5-second intervals, until most of the beans break down. Do not puree—there should still be some whole beans for texture. 

  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Cover the bowl and chill for 15 minutes. If the mixture is too wet, add the breadcrumbs and stir to combine.

  3. Divide the mixture into 7 to 8 equal portions. Shape into tightly packed patties. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat (add oil if desired). Place the patties in the skillet and cook for 4 to 6 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Alternatively, preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Place the patties on a medium baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the burgers for 15 minutes, flip, and bake another 10 minutes, or until the burgers are golden. 

Nutrition Facts
Easiest Black Bean Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Sodium 151mg7%
Potassium 69mg2%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.