Homemade Southwest Black Bean Burger

Submitted by Anna Pippin, MSHN

These delicious homemade veggie burgers are full of flavor and easy to put together! An added bonus: they are low fat and have lots of protein, fiber, iron, vitamin A and C! 

Ingredients (Makes 4 burgers):​

  • 2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • small onion, diced
  • 1 small red pepper, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 egg or flax seed egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. In a bowl mush the beans and then add the onion, red pepper, garlic, bread crumbs, cayenne, cumin, and oregano. Stir mixture well. Add salt and pepper.
  2. Whisk the egg in a separate bowl or make a flax egg with 1 tbsp of flax mixed with 2.5 tbsp of water and let sit for a few minutes to thicken. Add the egg or flax egg to the black bean mixture in the big bowl and combine well.
  3. Use your hands to divide the mixture in four equal parts and make 4 balls out of the mixture and then flatten into a patty. They should be about 1⁄2 inch thick.
  4. Place the burgers on a cookie sheet and chill them in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes, if possible.
  5. Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and then heat the skillet on medium. Add the burgers to the pan. Cook 5-7 minutes each side.

This recipe was adapted from https://www.runninginaskirt.com/southwest-black-bean-burgers/

Nutrition Facts
Servings 4.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 189
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2 g 3 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 2 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 47 mg 16 %
Sodium 919 mg 38 %
Potassium 647 mg 18 %
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11 %
Dietary Fiber 7 g 26 %
Sugars 2 g
Protein 11 g 21 %
Vitamin A 74 %
Vitamin C 193 %
Calcium 8 %
Iron 13 %

This recipe can be viewed at Anna’s website by visiting:  https://www.holisticnutritioncoach.org/the-best-black-bean-burger

Anna Pippin, MSHN
Anna Pippin, MSHNOwner of Holistic Nutrition Coach, LLC.
Anna lives in Lyme and is the owner of Holistic Nutrition Coach, LLC.. She believes one can heal from eating whole, nutritious foods and it is her passion to help and support others on their own path to nutritional wellness. Visit her website at www.holisticnutritioncoach.org.

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Shelby Wood
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