Black beans just don’t get the recognition that they deserve! I mean sure, they get made fun of for the bodily functions that they seem to inspire. I even have a little childhood poem going through my head as I write this. What can I say? I live in a house of boys!

Black beans are little powerhouses of fibre, folate and protein. They are actually a complete protein when paired with rice. This is good to know if you are a vegetarian! They are inexpensive and they fill you up! This is also good to know if you are a new College or University student on a budget!

Today I want to share with you a recipe for super yummy black bean burgers. They are easy to throw together and taste so good!

Black Beans Burgers

Course: Main
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Easy, kid approved, Quick
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 150kcal
Super tasty quick and easy supper! Black beans are rich in fibre, folate & protein. They are also inexpensive and keep you feeling full.
Print Recipe


  • 1 can black beans rinsed & drained
  • 1/2 medium cooking onion finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 lime freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs whole grain
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped, optional


  • Mash the black beans in a large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Form into 4-6 patties. Fry on the stove in a little coconut oil or grill on the BBQ on medium heat. They don't take long to cook - a few minutes each side. Serve with sliced tomato, cucumber cubes, fresh sprouts & guacamole.


If you are making these burgers on your grill, you may need to brush avocado oil your grill first to prevent sticking. Play it safe and do this before lighting your grill.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 315mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg