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DIY Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Are you looking for an alternative to those pre-packaged veggie burgers that are loaded with preservatives, sodium, and other icky stuff you probably don’t need? We thought so.

That’s why we created this delicious DIY black bean veggie burger recipe that is sure to rock your socks. All ingredients are fresh and whole, and everything can be done in 5 easy steps. Watch the video below to get started.

Easy veggie burger

Black beans serve as the base of this veggie burger.  Beans are an excellent source of dietary fiber to help keep our digestive tracts running smoothly.  They are also a great source of plant-based protein.  To top it all off, beans are a phenomenal source of iron.  Iron helps to carry oxygen and nutrients to our blood cells, which help keep our cells healthy.  This means that you will feel more energized and healthy all over.  Not to mention the plethora of other veggies mixed into this burger to add many other important vitamins and minerals.

Easy veggie burger

To make these, you’ll need to start by combining black beans, chopped onions, chopped red pepper, panko bread crumbs, garlic, ketchup, whole-wheat flour, olive oil, and a dash of cayenne in a food processor or blender.  Pulse it a couple of times to make sure it is all mixed well to develop a smooth consistency.  If you are having trouble blending the mixture, add some water, stir the mixture with a spoon, and then continue pulsing. Once you are done blending, scoop the mixture into a bowl.  Form 4-5 patties with your hands and sprinkle each side with extra breadcrumbs.  Bake at 450F for 15 minutes or until crisp and brown.

Easy veggie burgerVeggie burgers are a great idea to make the patties ahead of time and store them in the freezer! They are perfect for those busy days without sacrificing healthy eating.  Have you ever made your own veggie burgers? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

Easy veggie burger

Easy veggie burger

Black Bean Veggie Burgers
Serves 5
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Total Time
40 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of black beans
  2. 1/4 cup of finely chopped onions
  3. 1/4 cup of finely chopped red bell peppers
  4. 1/4 cup of panko bread crumbs
  5. 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  6. 2 tablespoons of ketchup
  7. 2 tablespoons of whole-wheat flour
  8. 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  9. 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  2. Pulse a few times to mix well. (If the your machine is not blending well, add a few spoons of water and continuously stir the mixture with a spoon while the blender/food processor is off to get a consistent texture. Then continue pulsing)
  3. After you get a consistent texture, scoop out the mixture into a bowl.
  4. Form 4-5 patties with your hands. Sprinkle each side with some extra breadcrumbs for sturdiness. If you plan on eating them up right away, lightly oil a baking sheet and
  5. bake for 15 minutes on each side at 450F or until crisp and brown.
  6. If you plan on storing them, you can either wrap each patty individually in plastic, or you can line each one with wax paper, and then stack them in a container. Then they can go right into the freezer! Whenever you’re ready, just de-frost and bake them.
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16 Comments on DIY Black Bean Veggie Burgers

  1. Nell
    January 20, 2013 at 2:57 am (5 years ago)

    would other small additives, such as hemp hearts (seeds), flax seeds (ground or whole), whet germ, chia seeds, etc., change the consistency of the burgers?
    also, i made these tonight from your recipe and they are bomb!

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      January 21, 2013 at 10:41 pm (5 years ago)

      I’m sure they would change the consistency. Not sure if it would be for the better or worse, but try it out! And let us know 🙂

      Reply
  2. Ashley
    February 16, 2013 at 10:57 pm (5 years ago)

    Just made these for the second time tonight, love them! They are true to their description, “Spicy”! This recipes is down in the books, and now I REFUSE to buy the overpriced and over-proccessed veggie burgers I used to buy from the store. Thanks so much for this ladies!!

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      February 20, 2013 at 5:55 pm (5 years ago)

      You’re so welcome! I actually just ate one today! hahahha They’re so good

      Reply
  3. Rhea Jenkins
    May 9, 2013 at 5:26 pm (5 years ago)

    I really want to try out this recipe but I have one question. Im not a big fan of ketchup. Can you recommend something I can substitue for it?

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      May 13, 2013 at 9:39 pm (5 years ago)

      Are you into mustard? That can work too. Or some kind of pasty texture 🙂

      Reply
  4. Rosalind
    January 2, 2014 at 10:38 am (4 years ago)

    What kind of black beans do you recommend?

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      January 7, 2014 at 10:01 pm (4 years ago)

      I recommend purchasing dried beans, and doing your own soaking and cooking

      Reply
  5. Porcia
    January 16, 2014 at 10:57 am (4 years ago)

    I made these last tonight and they were amazing. There are so many recipes for black bean burgers out there I am so happy I chose this one! I can’t wait to make more of your recipes. Keep giving us great recipes ladies!

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      January 16, 2014 at 11:17 am (4 years ago)

      Awesome! So glad they worked out for you. Stay tuned for more awesome recipes!

      Reply
  6. Tracy
    May 4, 2014 at 3:55 pm (4 years ago)

    Just made a batch of these to get me through finals madness. Thanks for the quick, healthy recipe to help me be good to myself amidst all the end of semester stress!

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      May 6, 2014 at 11:04 am (4 years ago)

      yay! we get so happy when people tell us they try out our recipes. xoxo

      Reply
  7. Jas
    January 5, 2015 at 11:47 am (3 years ago)

    I finally tried out the recipe and I’m so happy that I did. I used a little bbq sauce instead of ketchup and I also added some cooked brown rice to the mixture. It came out awesome.
    I did cook them on the stove with olive oil…I like the crunchiness from cooking them in the pan. I’ll try baking them and see how I like them.

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      January 19, 2015 at 1:11 pm (3 years ago)

      yumma! a+ for creativity 😉

      Reply
  8. Edna
    December 18, 2016 at 6:29 pm (12 months ago)

    Just made these for the first time but they came out a little too runny and couldn’t work with it is there any reason for that?

    Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      December 19, 2016 at 4:22 pm (12 months ago)

      Oh no! Maybe you added too much water for the blender? The breadcrumbs should help to make them more sturdy.

      Reply

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