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Cooking with Stevie: Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers

Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers

Since my wife and I moved to Netherlands we had trust issues with the meat here for some reason. Not that it is bad, we just don’t trust it. We changed our weekly meal plans to have more plant based dishes. Since we switched to a “cleaner eating” lifestyle, everything seems to be better. We both have more energy and enjoy eating as much as we like without feeling bad about it. I recently tried making a black bean recipe. We enjoyed it so much that it turned into weekly meal.


I’ve been experimenting with vegetarian burgers and these vegetarian black bean burgers are one of my favourites. Mixing up the ingredients is always fun and you can add all sorts of different options to keep it interesting. For this version I added green peppers and onions into the bean mixture. The preparation takes some time, but that’s because I used a fork to mash the beans. If you have a blender, a couple of pulses with have it mixed in no time.



Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers

Vegatarian Black Bean Burgers

Vegetarian | Dairy Free Option | No added sugars | Low-fat These Vegetarian black bean burgers are simple to make and can be adapted in so many ways. Get creative with the add-ins or choose fun toppings to make it your own.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Dairy Free, No Added Sugar, Nut Free
Servings 7 Burgers


  • 400g cooked black beans
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper finely chopped
  • 75g bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • oil for frying
  • Avocado, tomato, cucumber, baby spinach and cheese for topping (optional)
  • Buns /Rolls


  • Mash the beans with a fork (if you have a blender, you can pulse them a few times until mashed)
  • Add the egg, salt, pepper and cumin to the beans and mix well.
  • Add the breadcrumbs to the bean mixture until the mixture is nice and stiff. If the mixture is still soft, add more breadcrumbs until the mixture is stiff enough to hold a shape.
  • Using about ¼ cup of the bean mixture, shape them into balls and then flatten them to resemble patties.
  • Heat a frying pan over a medium heat and add some oil. Add your patties to the pan (do not over crowd the pan) and fry them for about 5-10 minutes and then flip over and fry the other side for another 5-10 minutes. They are ready when they get a golden colour and look cooked.
  • Serve with buns and any toppings you want


Nutrition per pattie: 145 Calories |26g carbohydrates (2g sugar) | 2g fat | 8g protein
You can oven bake them. For baking directions check out this recipe


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