Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Seriously Good Vegan Black Bean Burgers

Don't let the "vegan" scare you, these are some tasty black bean burgers!

makes 6 medium sized patties or 4 large.

1 (15 oz) can of organic black beans, drained
2 1/2 Tbsp ground flax seed, mixed with 3 Tbsp water*
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1/2 an onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 tsp cumin (or more if you like it spicy!)
2 tsp corriander
1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
1 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for the pan
whatever garnishes tickle your fancy

1.  Mash black beans in a large bowl.  Add in flax mixture, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, spices, s/p and olive oil, and mix until well combined.

2.  Form mixture into patties and place in fridge for 10-15 minutes to chill.

3.  Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a pan over medium heat.  Arrange patties in a single layer and cook, flipping once, until golden brown and cooked through.  This takes about 10 minutes.  Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and serve with whatever fixins you want.

*If you do not have flax seed and are not worried about it being vegan, you can use 1 egg as the binder.


  1. This is on my list of recipes to find...I will have to try it out!

  2. Made these last night and they were yummy, but packed quite a spicy punch! 2 TBS of cumin seems like a lot--it was a bit overpowering even for me (a cumin lover!).

    Quick question on the cook time: Is it 10 min./side or 10 min. total?

  3. Teresa... Yikes, 2 TBSP is a lot! It was most likely a typo, intended to be 2 tsp. Thanks for catching that! I usually just measure spices in my hand so its not exactly precise. As far as the cooking time, it totally depends on your stove. For mine it was 5 min per side.

  4. Hey Amy,
    Can you use regular chili powder for these? Where do you get the chipotle chili powder?