Black Bean Burgers

Makes 12 Burger Patties


For Patties

  • 4 cans (15 oz each) black beans, drained & rinsed
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • canola oil for cooking (about 1 tbsp per 2 patties)

Toppings & Assembly

  • sharp cheddar cheese
  • flatbread, burger buns, or bread of choice
  • fresh salsa
  • arugula


Mix & Form Patties

  1. Drain and rinse black beans thoroughly
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the beans, flour, chili powder, cumin, and salt
  3. Mash with your hands until you’ve reached a consistency that will form together into patties
  4. Divide into 12 equal portions and form into patties. Refrigerate until use

Cook & Make Burger

  1. Heat 1 tbsp canola oil over medium in a large pan
  2. Cook 2 burgers at a time (depending on the size of your pan) until browned, 3-4 minutes per side. Once flipped to the second side, top with cheese (optional), and cook until melted
  3. Serve on grilled buns, bread of choice, or try Eli's Potato Flatbread
  4. Top with condiments of your choosing. Eli suggests fresh salsa and arugua