Smoky Black Bean Burgers Recipe

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Lydia Walker Modified: March 23, 2022
Smoky Black Bean Burgers Recipe

How To Make Smoky Black Bean Burgers

Enjoy a healthier game-day dish with these smoky black bean burgers made with bread crumbs, feta cheese, and warm spices for hearty baked patties.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 28ozblack beans,(2 cans), drained, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 1tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • ¾cupbell pepper,finely chopped
  • 1cupyellow onion,finely chopped
  • 3clovesgarlic,minced
  • tspground cumin
  • 1tspchili powder
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • ¼tspsmoked paprika
  • ½cupbread crumbs,or oat flour
  • ½cupfeta cheese
  • 2large eggs
  • 1tbspworcestershire sauce
  • 2tbspketchup,mayo, or BBQ sauce
  • 1pinchsalt
  • 1pinchpepper


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spread beans evenly onto a lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until slightly dried out.

  2. Meanwhile, sauté olive oil, chopped pepper, onion, and garlic over medium heat for about 5 to 6 minutes until peppers and onions are soft. Gently blot some of the moisture out.

  3. Place in a large bowl or in a food processor with the remaining ingredients. Stir or pulse everything together, then add the black beans. Mash with a fork or pulse the mixture, leaving some larger chunks of beans.

  4. Form into patties, about ⅓ cup of mixture in each.

  5. Place patties on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes on each side.:

  6. Serve with desired toppings. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

You can also grill the patties by placing them on a greased aluminum foil then cook for 8 minutes on each side. Heat temperature is a personal preference as all grills differ. Generally, black bean burgers should grill on medium-high heat for about 350 – 400 degrees F.


  • Calories: 509.52kcal
  • Fat: 7.84g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.86g
  • Trans Fat: 0.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.73g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.46g
  • Carbohydrates: 82.74g
  • Fiber: 18.92g
  • Sugar: 6.35g
  • Protein: 29.56g
  • Cholesterol: 62.68mg
  • Sodium: 283.40mg
  • Calcium: 232.40mg
  • Potassium: 1848.84mg
  • Iron: 7.08mg
  • Vitamin A: 70.74µg
  • Vitamin C: 23.03mg
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