Black Bean Burgers

There are few dishes easier to make and tastier than hamburgers, you just need a very hot grill or frying pan and a few minutes until you have a delicious meal.

This vegetarian hamburger recipe has as its main ingredient black beans, known for their many health benefits like high fiber content, which helps maintain the proper functioning of the digestive system, and also quenching the appetite.

The secret of these delicious hamburgers is the stir fry that is done in the beginning with white and purple onions, garlic and peppers, which give a more intense flavor to the burgers. Sweet potatoes help balance the flavors and also maintain the consistency of the hamburgers.

Although this is a delicious recipe, it can be easily altered to suit the taste of each person. You can use chick-pea instead of beans, add mushrooms to the stir fry or canned tuna creating other appetizing and versatile versions, allowing you to use what’s in the pantry.

This vegetarian hamburger recipe has as its main ingredient black beans, known for their many health benefits
Black Bean Burgers
Black Bean Burgers


  • 500gr of black beans
  • 150gr of sweet potatoes
  • 150gr of peppers
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1 small purple onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 100gr of breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons of ground flax
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chilli


Put a pot with water on the heat and let it boil.

Cut the sweet potato into small cubes and place in the pot. When it is cooked drain the water.

Place a frying pan on the stove and a table spoon of olive oil. When hot add the chopped onions, chopped garlic and peppers chopped into small cubes.

Add a pinch of salt, oregano and chives. Stir and cook until the onion is golden.

Black Bean Burgers
Black Bean Burgers
Black Bean Burgers

Drain the beans and place them in a large bowl. Then add the sweet potato and the stir fry.

With a hand blender, mash the ingredients until a smooth paste is obtained without lumps.

Put the breadcrumbs in a bowl and add the ground flaxseed, chives, oregano, pepper, salt, paprika and sweet pepper. Mix everything with the help of a spoon.

Add the breadcrumb mixture to the other ingredients and add the egg. Mix the ingredients well with your hands.

Let the dough rest in the refrigerator for half an hour to become more consistent.

Black Bean Burgers
Black Bean Burgers

After these 30 minutes, place a frying pan on the stove with a table spoon of olive oil.

Take small pieces of dough and form a ball with your hands. Then pass it between one hand and the other with some force until it is flat, shaped like a hamburger. If necessary use your fingers to expand the dough.

Put the hamburger in the pan for a few minutes. When cooked on one side, turn it over and leave it for a few more minutes.

Once cooked they are ready to serve. We opted for the classic combination: hamburger bread, french fries and a refreshing lemonade.

With these long days of sun and warmth inviting you for a stroll, these hamburgers are the perfect excuse for a picnic and enjoying nature.

Black Bean Burgers

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