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Black Bean Veggie Patties

Missing summer barbecues? Try these inexpensive, flavorful, and protein-packed black bean burgers!

Recipe Source: jsyfruitveggies.org


  • 2 cups cooked black beans, mashed
  • 1/2 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, mix mashed beans, green pepper, onion and garlic.
  2. In a small bowl, mix egg, chili powder, cumin and hot sauce. Add to large bowl. Stir in bread crumbs. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  3. To make 1 patty, lightly pack some of the mixture to fill 1/3 cup measuring cup. Take mixture out of cup and form into a patty or burger shape. Repeat to make the other 4 patties.
  4. Spray frying pan with non-stick cooking spray. Cook patties over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side.**
    ** The temperature of the patties must reach 160° F in the center to be sure the egg has been properly cooked.
Serving Size: 1 Patty 
Total Fat2 g
Saturated Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol45 mg
Sodium270 mg
Total Carbohydrate28 g
Dietary Fiber8 g
Total Sugars2 g
Added Sugars included0 g
Protein9 g
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