Best Black Bean Burger
  • Alaina Hinkle

Best Black Bean Burger

Updated: Sep 22, 2019

Who else has had a bad relationship with Veggie Burgers? I sure have! I feel like I want to like them, and every time I have them I come up short! From the homemade ones I have made in the past, to the ones I buy at the store or at a restaurant. A lot of times they are either too chewy, dry or have chunks of onions etc. SO I was DETERMINED to create a veggie burger that would make me crave more-- super easy and that you all would LOVE and here we have it!! I also was able to whip these together while making lunch for A one afternoon-- they are that simple! This recipe calls for putting them in the air fryer, but you could also fry them up in a little oil on Medium High heat for about 5-7 mins per side. You want it to get crispy on the outside! I choose no buns, however you can add whatever bun you'd like :)


Yields 4 big burgers or 6 smaller ones

For burgers:

2 15oz cans of black beans (drained NOT RINSED)

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp minced onion

1/2 tsp chili powder

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 tsp salt (( I omit the salt, because there is SO much flavor, but if you'd like add in))

1/2 tsp oregano

1 4oz can of Hatch green chilies

1/2 cup Fiesta Cheese (spicy cheese of your choice)

3/4 cup Panko Breadcrumbs

For the sauce:

3 tbsp Greek Yogurt

1 tbsp mayonnaise

1 tbsp + 1 tsp New Primal hot sauce

Garlic powder, salt & minced onion to taste


1. Drain the two cans of black beans but do not rise-- love to have all the black bean flavor :) Pour the drained beans into a large bowl and take a fork or banana smasher and smash the black beans until they are smashed into a "paste"

2. Add in the garlic powder, minced onion, chili powder, cumin, salt (optional), oregano, Hatch chilies not drained, cheese & bread crumbs. Mix until WELL combined. Then portion out your patties. Either 4 larger patties or 6 small ones. Make sure you flatten them pretty well & evenly so that they cook evenly. Place in Air Fryer at 380 degrees on the Air Fryer rack that way they don't stick to the bottom. Cook for 12 minutes --- 6 minutes on each side.

3. For the sauce combine the yogurt, mayo, hot sauce & seasoning in a small bowl

4. Place cooked patties on a bun or on the plate like seen above & top with the sauce & any other add ons and perfect dinner!!

Thank you for looking at this scrumptious recipe!! Remember to follow me @honestfoodie_blog and #honestgrubhonestfoodie to let me know what you are making! ENJOY!!

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