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Recipe: Tasty black bean burger

Recipes | July 16, 2019
black bean burger with tomato, onion, lettuce and avocado
Nobody will ask "where's the beef" when they try this delicious vegetarian option.

If you're watching your red meat intake, try this easy vegetarian burger option. It's simple and affordable to make your own patties.

Serves 4


  • 1 can (15-ounces) low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon chili powder (depending on preference)
  • 2 tablespoons canned green chilies
  • 1/3 cup oatmeal


Line barbeque grate with appropriate grilling foil. Preheat grill to 400 degrees.

In a mixing bowl, mash black beans with a fork or potato masher until mostly pureed. Stir in condiments and spices until well combined. Then mix in oatmeal.

Divide into 4 equal portions and shape into thin patties. Bake for 7 minutes, carefully flip over and bake for another 7 minutes or until crispy on the outside.

Place on bun/bread with desired condiments and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

112 Calories, 0.7g Fat, 25g Carbohydrates, 6g Protein, 153mg Sodium

Recipe from Cecilia Jacobson, Registered Dietitian for the Oregon Heart and Vascular Institute at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.

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