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The BEST Homemade Black Bean Burgers

You don’t have to be vegetarian or vegan to enjoy a meatless burger. Homemade black bean burgers are a favorite in my house, and we are not vegetarian. They are just delicious. They are so flavorful we don’t miss the meat at all.

The BEST Homemade Black Bean Burgers

This bean burger recipe uses shredded carrots and quick-cooking oats, so the texture is great. Chopped onion, garlic, and spices make them super tasty.

If you are a vegetarian, you already know meatless meals can be nutritious, healthy, and delicious, and you will definitely appreciate this easy black bean burger recipe.

Do I Need To Dry Out The Beans?

I don’t dry out the beans, but if you want a firmer burger, you might want to place the drained and rinsed beans on a baking sheet in a 350 F oven for a few minutes to dry out (about 10 minutes).

If you don’t mind a soft burger, skip the drying part as I did. The quick-cooking oats give the patties some texture anyway.

Black Bean Burgers

Black Bean Recipe Tips:

  1. Try to cook the carrot/green chili mixture down quite a bit until there is as little liquid left as possible.
  2. Do not mash the black beans into a paste. This will make the patties softer. Try to leave some texture.
  3. Really let them cool down completely and firm up before you cook the patties.
  4. Don’t be afraid to add enough salt and spices. This way, your patties will be tasty and not bland.
  5. After cooking the patties, I like to place them in the oven for a bit of a while and top them with a slice of cheese. This will make the cakes firmer and melt the cheese.

Serving Suggestions

For a great burger, I love to add lettuce, tomato, sliced red onion, sliced avocado, and cheese.

Also, it’s a great idea to add mustard, mayo, or ketchup. Use the condiments you like and serve them with chips.

You can also eat the patties without the bread and serve Mexican rice and salad as side dishes.

Black Bean Burgers

For more vegetarian dishes, take a look at:

The BEST Homemade Black Bean Burgers

The BEST Homemade Black Bean Burgers

Yield: 6 PATTIES
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Freezer Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

You will not miss the meat in these amazingly tasty bean burgers!


  • 2- 15 oz cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1- 4oz can green chiles
  • ½ cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Using a medium-sized skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat and saute the onions and garlic. Add the carrots, green chiles, cumin, paprika, coriander, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cook until carrots are tender and there is almost no liquid left in the pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the drained and rinsed black beans (do not mash them to a paste, leave some texture).
  3. Add the carrot mixture, soy sauce, and oats to the mashed beans and mix well.
  4. Divide mixture into 5-6 balls and form patties.
  5. Place the patties in the freezer for about 20 minutes or until they are firm.
  6. Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and cook the patties over medium-high heat until brown on both sides.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 190Total Fat: 3.5gCarbohydrates: 30.3gProtein: 11.6g

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