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Simple Black Bean Burgers

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 5 burgers


  • 2 (14.5 ounce) can black or pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup red or sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed, + 3tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • food processor


  • Combine all ingredients expect the olive oil in the food processor and blend until well mixed. Make sure that the texture is slightly chunky.
  • Using a 1/3 cup, measure out 5 patties from the black bean mixture.
  • In a large, nonstick frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  • Place the burgers in the pan and cook about 6-8 minutes on each side, until warmed and the outside is slightly crispy.
  • Serve with salsa or guacamole, if desired.


Leftovers keep well for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. These also freeze well-wrap them in parchment paper and put them in a freezer safe container or plastic bag. Freeze for 2 months.
Nutrient Analysis:
Serving size: 1 burger Calories: 170 calories, Fat: 4.5 grams, Saturated fat: 0.5 grams, Carbohydrates: 25 grams, Sugar: 1 grams, Sodium: 255 milligrams, Fiber: 8 grams, Protein: 9 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams