Black Bean Burgers {Frugal Recipes}

by Jess on May 14, 2013

Black-Bean-BurgersAlways looking for a burger, I surprised my husband the other day with just that!  He wasn’t as thrilled when he saw that it was actually a black bean burger…until he tasted it ! These are hearty, flavorful and healthy.  The mix of flavors are crave worthy and my littles and my big guy asked for a recipe repeat!


  • 1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained (we love Trader Joe’s organic variety!)
  • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2 peeled garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 mango, peeled and chopped (optional)
  • cilantro sauce (optional)


  1. In a bowl, mash your black beans with a fork until they are thick and paste like
  2. In a food processor, chop your pepper, onion and garlic and then stir into your beans
  3. In a seperate bowl, combine egg, cumin, chili powder and then add to your bean mixture
  4. In a small bowl, stir together egg, chili powder, cumin, and chili sauce.
  5. Stir in your bread crumbs until well combined.
  6. Form four patties
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes per side or grill for 7 minutes per each side (but use foil or cooking spray to avoid sticking to the grill)
  8. We topped ours with cilantro sauce (you can get this at Trader Joe’s) and fresh mango

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Jess left her job to pursue her dream: changing diapers, cleaning the house, doing dishes, getting tons of sticky kisses, teaching and exploring with her two girls on the New England coast. She enjoys sharing her life - crafting, creating, parenting, venting and cooking on her blog Barefoot by the Sea.

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