Quick And Easy Black Bean Burgers

Quick and easy black bean burgers are perfect for cooking in a pan or on your BBQ. No matter what the weather or if you’re short on time, these delicious budget vegan burgers are the business!

Quick and easy black bean burgers are perfect for cooking in a pan or on your BBQ. No matter what the weather or if you're short on time, these delicious budget vegan burgers are the business!

These quick and easy black bean burgers are just that. Quick and easy. Fuss free.

I made them that way because I love burgers as much as the next person but I don’t have hours of time to spend putting together black bean burgers with pages of ingredients involved.

I’m thinking you’re nodding your head too at this point aren’t you, folks?

Well read on as I think that you’re just going to love these quick healthy burgers!

Quick and easy black bean burgers are perfect for cooking in a pan or on your BBQ. No matter what the weather or if you're short on time, these delicious budget vegan burgers are the business!

What you’ve got here is an amazingly easy tasty black bean burgers recipe that makes 4 delicious burgers with the very minimum of effort.

Enough to feed a family of 4.

Basic store cupboard ingredients.

Made in just over half an hour.

That’s it.

Quick and easy black bean burgers are perfect for cooking in a pan or on your BBQ. No matter what the weather or if you're short on time, these delicious budget vegan burgers are the business!

So where did the inspiration for this recipe come from?

Well, with just one more post on our recent trip to Hawaii and San Francisco to come next Tuesday, the visit to Alcatraz, I thought I’d start re-creating some of our favourite holiday eats to share with you folks.

Lady Lynne had black bean burgers for dinner one night whilst we were staying at the Travaasa Hana, in their Ranch Restaurant.

I had a pulled pork sandwich, something I rarely have at home as Lynne doesn’t eat pork, it was delicious. However, when I had a taste of Lynne’s burger I knew I had to try and recreate it so it could be something we could all enjoy!

Being honest folks I’ve had quite a few attempts over the last few weeks to get this recipe right.

Initially I made them too complex, then I made them to soggy, then I made them too spicy. You get the issues I was having? 😆

Finally I reminded myself, “less is more”. So I stripped the ingredients right back to the bare minimum and these quick and easy black bean burgers were born.

They taste exactly like those Lynne had at the Travaasa Hana with no sacrifice on flavour!

Not only that, they are much more healthy.

When I told a work colleague I was making these, she asked, “are black bean burgers good for you”. So I’m going to answer that question right here.

Quick and easy black bean burgers are perfect for cooking in a pan or on your BBQ. No matter what the weather or if you're short on time, these delicious budget vegan burgers are the business!

Are Black Bean Burgers Good For You?

Yes these are.

Here’s why these black bean burgers are good for you :-

  • Low calorie
  • Low fat
  • Zero cholesterol
  • Low sodium
  • Low carb
  • High in dietary fiber
  • Source of non-meat protein.
  • A good source of vitamins and minerals

So, these black bean burgers make for a fantastic meat substitute burger.

If you enjoyed these then you might also like to try my other meat substitute burger recipes:-

Chickpea Burgers

Quorn Burgers

Spicy Lentil Burgers

Sweet Potato and Mozzarella Burgers

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Quick and easy black bean burgers are perfect for cooking in a pan or on your BBQ. No matter what the weather or if you're short on time, these delicious budget vegan burgers are the business!
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Quick And Easy Black Bean Burgers
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Quick and easy vegan black bean burgers that are perfect for cooking in a pan or on your BBQ.

Course: Dinner
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 193 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
For The Guacamole: -
  • 1 avocado , stoned, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Salt to season
For The Black Bean Burgers: -
  • 1 small red onion , finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic , finely chopped
  • 400 g can black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp jalapenos , chopped (from a jar)
  • 50 g wholemeal breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp coriander , freshly chopped
  • 2 tbsp lime juice , freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Burger Buns
Instructions
For the Guacamole: -
  1. Mash the chopped avocado in a bowl with the lime juice and season to taste. Cover and place in the fridge.
For The Black Bean Burgers: -
  1. Place all the burger ingredients (everything except olive oil and burger buns) into a food processor and pulse into a rough mixture then season with a little salt and pepper.
  2. Form 4 burger patties with the mixture.
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and gently cook the patties for about 4 minutes on each side until cooked.
  4. Place each burger onto the burger buns and top with the guacamole.
  5. Serve with some sweet potato fries and a side salad.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition label is per burger with guacamole and doesn't include the burger buns.

Nutrition Facts
Quick And Easy Black Bean Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 4%
Sodium 251.4mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 30.3g 10%
Dietary Fiber 9.2g 37%
Sugars 2.1g
Protein 8.5g 17%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 9%
Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Quick and easy black bean burgers are perfect for cooking in a pan or on your BBQ. No matter what the weather or if you're short on time, these delicious budget vegan burgers are the business!

So folks, just one last thing to say about these burgers before I get on to write up the Alcatraz post and wish you a good weekend.

I mentioned above that these quick and easy black bean burgers were versatile enough to be cooked in a pan or on your BBQ.

How do I know?

Well, these were photographed during a thunder storm. So had to be cooked in the pan!!

Catch you next week. 🙂

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Quick and easy black bean burgers are perfect for cooking in a pan or on your BBQ. No matter what the weather or if you're short on time, these delicious budget vegan burgers are the business!

Comments

  1. Haha! I totally understand the whole ‘uh oh, it’s raining but I need to make a grilled recipe’ problem. 🙂 While I love (like love!) a good beef burger, I can definitely appreciate a good black bean burger, too. The problem (as you noted) is that the ingredient list is often way too long. I mean that’s fine if it’s the weekend and you’re just enjoying spending time in the kitchen, but that doesn’t work on a weeknight. These sound amazing, and kudos to you for figuring out the recipe! And kudos to Lynne, too, as I bet she was your taste tester for each round! I hope you guys have a wonderful (and dry) weekend!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      These black bean burgers were like an obsession David!

      I spent ages trying to get them to be, and to taste exactly like those that we enjoyed on holiday in Hawaii.

      If I’d just kept it simple at the start, then I wouldn’t have got myself into such a stressed mess, lol!

      Thanks as always for your comment David. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with recipe wise next week! 🙂

  2. WOW these look delicious Neil, I am always looking for a good meat alternative burger. This looks so simple and easy to prepare and best of all I have all the ingredients in my kitchen cupboard. I absolutely love it!!! Looking forward to making these soon, so definitely pinning and saving.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Ashika. 🙂

      These have become one of our favourite meat burger alternatives now and I hope you like them as much as we do!

  3. Neil, such fantastic black bean burgers! My daughter and I love black bean burgers – I don’t add breadcrumbs in mine usually – but will try this next time. Delicious! Am so enjoying all these foods inspired by your travels!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I’m so glad you like these Shashi. I needed to put some breadcrumbs in, in order to give them a bit more “solidity” otherwise I found they were a bit “crumbly”. But I suppose you could quite easily add more beans or a little coconut flour or something like that so as to make them gluten free for yourselves? 🙂

  4. This black bean burger sounds do good! A beef burger that size would be such a brick in my stomach, but I bet a bean burger would leave me feeling full without feeling like I needed a nap.

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      I totally feel the same Jeff after a beef burger, especially one that size, in needing a nap.

      Even more so if that beef burger is washed down with a few beers too. 😉

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