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The Triple B: Black Bean Burgers

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Since transitioning to a vegetarian lifestyle, veggie burgers and black bean burgers have become staple meals when I am seeking something that is quick and easy to prepare. You may remember my mention of making black bean burgers from the Everyday Happy Herbivore cookbook during a past WIAW post.  Earlier this week, I took this recipe and adapted it slightly to create my own black bean burgers using just a few simple, staple ingredients.







Black Bean Burgers

Makes 4 burgers (2 servings, in my case)


Following is the original recipe from the Everyday Happy Herbivore cookbook.  My additions are added in italics:

1 15 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
2 TB of ketchup
1 TB of yellow mustard
2 tsp of dill pickle relish
1 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp of onion powder
1/2 tsp of black pepper
1/2 tsp of ground cumin
salt, to taste
1/3 cup of instant oats


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Lightly spray a baking sheet with EVOO cooking spray.

2. Mash black beans with a fork or a potato masher.  Be sure to leave some bean halves and pieces.

3. Add condiments and spices to beans and stir until well-combined.

4. Stir in instant oats.

5. Divide bean mixture into four portions.  Shape each portion into a patty and place on baking sheet.

6. Bake for 10 minutes, flip, then bake for an additional 5 minutes, or until the burgers are golden brown and begin to get crispy.

7. Serve on a bun, toast, or alone and top with your favorite burger toppings.







I served my black bean burgers open-faced on a piece of toasted whole wheat bread and topped them with onions and Dijon mustard (normally I would add lettuce and tomatoes, but I did not have any on hand).  On the side I enjoyed vegetarian baked beans and a pickle spear.







These vegetarian burgers are incredibly easy and fast to make, healthy, and delicious.  Go make them! 🙂

{ 13 comments… add one }
  • Mary Whitcomb November 18, 2012, 6:08 pm
    I am looking forward to having one of these the next time you make them.
  • Sara @ Nourish and Flourish November 19, 2012, 12:24 am
    I'm always on the lookout for a great veggie burger recipe; many that I've tried have been way too complicated or too dry! These look easy, and by the looks of the ingredient list, they sound delicious as well! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl November 19, 2012, 9:02 am
      I totally understand where you are coming from. So many of the veggie burger recipes that I have found require a million ingredients and seem very complicated. While I would like to try some of these recipes in the future, it is nice to have a go-to recipe that I know will only take 5 minutes to mix up and 15 minutes to bake.
  • stephsnacks November 19, 2012, 10:19 am
    These look amazing! Going to have to try for myself :)
  • Life's a Bowl November 19, 2012, 10:52 am
    I second what Sara said! I love veggie burgers, especially when you can see and taste the ingredients rather than them all being mushed up together... I haven't tried making my own but these look easy enough and I usually have most of those ingredients in the pantry, yum :)
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl November 19, 2012, 2:08 pm
      Yes, I love the fact that there are still actual pieces of beans in these burgers as opposed to everything being ground up.
  • kimathungryhealthygirl November 19, 2012, 12:16 pm
    I love a good black bean burger and these are all ingredients that I have on hand. Thanks for sharing!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl November 19, 2012, 2:06 pm
      That is the beauty of these burgers...such simple ingredients that you really don't even have to go to the grocery store.
  • Brittany November 19, 2012, 3:00 pm
    It's been WAYYyyYYy too long since I've had a BBB. I loveee this recipe, I have a similar one and it's so simple yet so delicious! Yours look great!
    • cleaneatingveggiegirl November 19, 2012, 3:03 pm
      I'm glad that I am not the only one loving the BBB! :)
      • Jeremy DeHague November 20, 2012, 8:09 am
        I've had these BBB twice now and each time I love them even more! I'm a big hamburger guy and they are very comparable in my opinion!

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