Protein-Packed Black Bean Burgers

Protein-Packed Black Bean Burgers

Protein-Packed Black Bean Burgers

If you’re looking for a delicious and nutritious meal that’s both vegetarian and high in protein, our Protein-Packed Black Bean Burgers are the perfect choice. These flavorful burgers are not only easy to make but also a crowd-pleaser for veggie and meat lovers alike.


  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup diced bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 egg
  • 4 whole wheat burger buns
  • Your favorite burger toppings (lettuce, tomato, cheese, etc.)


  1. In a large bowl, mash the black beans with a fork or potato masher until mostly smooth.
  2. Add the breadcrumbs, diced red onion, diced bell pepper, minced garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, black pepper, and chopped cilantro to the mashed beans. Mix well.
  3. Beat the egg and add it to the mixture. Stir until everything is well combined.
  4. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and shape them into burger patties.
  5. Heat a grill or skillet over medium-high heat and lightly grease it with cooking spray or oil.
  6. Cook the black bean burgers for about 4-5 minutes per side, or until they are heated through and have a nice char on the outside.
  7. Toast the whole wheat burger buns on the grill or in a toaster.
  8. Assemble your burgers with your favorite toppings, and serve hot.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

These Protein-Packed Black Bean Burgers are a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional beef burgers. Loaded with fiber and plant-based protein, they are perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or weekend barbecue. The combination of black beans, spices, and fresh cilantro creates a savory and satisfying flavor that will leave you craving for more. Plus, they are incredibly easy to make! Serve them with your favorite burger toppings, and watch everyone at the table enjoy every bite.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 280
  • Protein: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Fat: 5g

These Protein-Packed Black Bean Burgers are a delightful addition to your menu, offering a healthier burger option without compromising on taste. Whether you’re a vegetarian or just looking to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, these burgers are a hit. Give them a try at your next cookout, and your guests will be asking for the recipe!

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