Black Bean Burgers

Updated: Apr 9, 2021

These black bean burgers are simple to make and perfect for parties as they can be made ahead of time. I made a batch up in the morning and stored them in the fridge ready for dinner and for our dinner the next day too, which works perfectly if you're entertaining. There's no mad rush if you've got these prepared in the fridge or freezer :)

Makes: 4 patties

Time to prepare: 15 minutes

Time to cook: 30 - 40 minutes (depending on your oven)


You will need...

1 tbsp olive oil

2 garlic gloves, crushed

1 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1 small red onion, diced

1 can of black beans, drained

1/2 red pepper, chopped

Pinch of chilli flakes 5 tbsp ground almonds 2 tbsp tomato puree 1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water (chia egg)


How to create...

Preheat the oven 180' and make the chia egg: put 1 tbsp chia seeds and 3 tbsp water in a small dish. Leave for a couple of minutes, then stir.

Heat the olive oil in a pan on a low heat. When warm, add the garlic, paprika and ground ginger and cook for 1 minute. Then, add the onions to the pan and cook for 2-3. In a food processor, whizz the black beans until they start to form a paste. Scrape down the sides when needed. I like to leave a few chunky bean bits. Add the rest of the ingredients and whizz for 5 -10 seconds. Scrape off the sides and form 4 patties*. *Gently pat/press the burger into your hands and place on tray/oven dish/plate/container when formed.



Place on a baking tray/oven dish and cook for 30 - 40 minutes. Enjoy with rosemary wedges, kale chips, caramelised onions, fresh spinach, carrot peelings and rhubarb salsa.

Store any cooked patties in the fridge for up to 2 days in an airtight container. or...

Shape and then store uncooked patties in the fridge for up to 1 day or in the freezer in an airtight container, where they can freeze on a flat surface in their burger shape.


A little story behind why I made this recipe... Lots of lovely friends ask me what I like to eat at a BBQ so I began to play around with different ways of making burgers. This recipe in particular is great for those who like their burger to look like something they've eaten before. We're creatures of habit and we're used to what we've grown up with. I haven't tried cooking these on a BBQ but it works perfectly to cook them in the oven while some wedges cook. I would love to know if you make these burgers and what you enjoyed them with :) Happy creating, Emmy x

This recipe is created with love, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, plant based and is full of wholesome goodness. All the ingredients I use I try to use organic, local and fair trade where possible and necessary but it’s up to you to choose what you want to use.


Did you know...

Black beans may improve the functioning of the nervous system by helping provide amino acids and high amounts of vitamin B9 also known as folate. Folate, also known as folic acid, plays a key part in the regulation of specific amino acids required by the nervous system.1