Black bean burgers are not just for vegetarians. I repeat, black bean burgers are not just for vegetarians. And surprisingly black bean burgers can taste better than their beef counterparts – though it is a challenge.

This easy black bean burger recipe tastes delicious (perhaps better than meat, but I’ll let you be the judge of that), and the burger itself takes less than 20 minutes to make. Throw in a side a fries and you have yourself an #awesome dinner.

Black Bean Burger and Fries

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:30 minutes
  • Total Time:45 minutes
  • Servings:1
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 can corn, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 loaf focaccia
  • 1 Russet potato
  • 1/2 Roma tomato, sliced
  • Salad mix
  • Burger condiments
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Photo by Megan Prendergast
Photo by Megan Prendergast

Step 1

Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 450ºF.

Step 2

In a blender or food processor, blend black beans, corn, onion, garlic, bread crumbs, salt and pepper until just combined.

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Photo by Megan Prendergast

Step 3

Form two burger patties. Set aside.

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Photo by Megan Prendergast

Step 4

Rinse potato and chop into thin fries.

Photo by Megan Prendergast
Photo by Megan Prendergast

Step 5

Toss fries with oil, salt and pepper. Arrange on baking sheet.

Photo by Megan Prendergast
Photo by Megan Prendergast

Step 6

Bake fries for 30 minutes, shaking the pan half way through.

Step 7

While fries are baking, grill the burger patties. Heat oil over medium heat, and grill burgers for 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through. If you don’t have a stovetop, you can bake the burgers at 350ºF for 20 minutes.

Step 8

Remove fries from the oven, assemble burger and enjoy.

Photo by Megan Prendergast
Photo by Megan Prendergast