Black Bean Burgers

by Jill Dalton

Black Bean Burgers

Jill Dalton
Sometimes you just need a big hearty burger and this Plant Based Black Bean Burger is the one to satisfy that craving. Packed with flavor, hearty enough for even the most robust appetites and perfect for batch cooking and freezing. This recipe is proof there is nothing Impossible about making a delicious plant based burger.
4.75 from 28 votes
Servings 4 people
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 35 minutes
Total 50 minutes

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  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Sauté onions until lightly browned.
  • Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until mixed well.
  • Form into 4 paddies.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking tray and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Flip and bake for another 10 minutes.
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Nutrition info

Calories: 218kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 10gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 504mgPotassium: 574mgFiber: 13gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 416IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 3mg

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Diane February 19, 2022 - 9:46 am

I don’t have psyllium powder, not even sure what it is. If I omit this will it make a big difference in the recipe?

Jill Dalton February 21, 2022 - 10:41 am

You can omit it. The burgers just won’t be quite as firm.

Beverly Lynn Bruno June 8, 2022 - 1:07 pm

I substituted tapioca flour (1 tbsp to 2 tbsp water)

JIM PETRARCA July 7, 2022 - 4:13 pm

I love this recipe. Recently, I looked up psyllium to find possible substitutes. Wheat bran is one of them, and the recipe turns out great with it. Gluten-free choices like psyllium are unnecessary for most of us, so wheat bran is a very convenient option.

Joyce Butner February 19, 2022 - 11:52 am

What kind of rolls do you use for these? I am anxious to try them, but am looking for rolls. Thank you. Enjoy your show so much!

Jill Dalton March 14, 2022 - 4:39 pm

Unfortunately I don’t have a great recommendation. It seems like almost all the store bought gluten free rolls that I have found still have non- vegan ingredients.

noele February 20, 2022 - 4:56 pm

hi jill i just made the kale potatoe bake for our church small group luncheon and it was a hit !thank you !!!!

Margaret Vansoest February 22, 2022 - 5:10 pm

Thank you. I found your site recently, and love the videos and delicious healthy recipes. I was thinking of substituting ground flax or ground chia seeds for the psyllium, since that is what I have in my home now. Which do you think might work better?

Jill Dalton February 25, 2022 - 11:01 am


Joy March 1, 2022 - 6:33 am

Are the black beans drained and rinsed?

Jill Dalton March 4, 2022 - 12:23 pm


Jim Petrarca March 2, 2022 - 12:45 pm

Very nice! I’ve now made these twice with minor changes (lemon juice instead of lime, an extra tbsp of flax meal to replace the psyllium powder, any canned NSA bean, and low sodium soy sauce). I make my own whole grain bread (whole wheat, oat flour, almond flour, and vital wheat gluten) at 75% hydration and autolysed after fully hydrating all the flour. It rises beautifully. I shape the patties to match the bread slices.

RL March 3, 2022 - 10:43 am

Can apple cider vinegar be used instead of balsamic?

Jill Dalton March 4, 2022 - 12:22 pm


John May 16, 2022 - 3:29 pm

Hi Jill, I made these and were great, I wonder how they would be on a grill? John

Jill Dalton May 20, 2022 - 11:55 am

I think they would do great on the grill

Gina Malone July 10, 2022 - 7:33 am

Hi Jill,

I’ve made these twice already…delicious. however, I did try to freeze them and it didn’t work out so well. Should I cook them before freezing? Thanks!


Jill Dalton July 22, 2022 - 9:30 am

Yes, they should be baked first before freezing.

CJ October 13, 2022 - 8:49 pm

Hello Jill & Family ~
I’ve been with you since the beginning and have made so made of your delicious recipes….thank you!
I made your “Black Bean Burgers” and added a 1/4 cup cooked Wild Rice that had been lightly diced up in my mini food processor after cooking and cooling it, to the mix.
Came out delicious 😋.
I like the “meaty” texture from the brown rice.
Your recipe is very tasty, thank you for sharing.
CJ from Texas

Jake November 22, 2022 - 2:20 am

Jill seems to not understand that white flour = sugar when digested. Like, pure sugar. You should be using a sprouted grain bun. One without sodium added for that matter. Flour is sugar.

Jill Dalton November 23, 2022 - 8:07 am

There is no white flour in my recipes. I only use oat flour or buckwheat flour

Ginny December 20, 2022 - 4:14 pm

Hi Jill, I’m eager to try these burgers but I discovered that my flaxseed meal is bug-infested! What can I use as a substitute? Thanks.

Jill Dalton December 20, 2022 - 4:36 pm

ground chia seed

Ginny December 20, 2022 - 7:49 pm

Thanks, will try the chia.

Bob Hunt April 5, 2023 - 5:59 pm

burger seems to have a high sodium count (502), how to reduce the sodium?

Molly April 30, 2023 - 2:33 pm

It may not actually have that much sodium. I’ve seen Jill say, elsewhere on the site, that the nutrition data is auto generated. She doesn’t add salt and recommends no-salt added beans and tomato paste. I looked at my Braggs and it says 320 per tsp so that’s 640 for 4 burgers (160 each). Check the salsa you use too.

Michele June 18, 2023 - 1:39 pm

Vegetable broth in place of the soy sauce should work well or omit.

Bett October 24, 2023 - 7:57 pm

Can these be grilled or sauteed? The idea of baked burgers just doesn’t appeal to me.

Jill Dalton October 27, 2023 - 4:57 pm

I haven’t tried grilling them or sautéing them because I don’t use oil but I think they would work either way


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