Lunch & Dinner, Recipes

Black Bean Burgers

Inviting a vegetarian over for veggie burgers is like inviting over a carnivore for meat. Same with listing veggie burger as an option on a menu. There is simply so much variety within the category you’re not adequately describing what you’re serving.

Mister BS, is, in fact, not a vegetarian. But like Jules in Pulp Fiction, since I am, that pretty much makes him one. He sometimes complains about not being able to get “full” on what I consider a meal (really, I could eat salad every night). This is a recipe we have developed that is healthy and vegetarian while still satisfying his hunger.

We love that the ingredients for these burgers are things we’re likely to have on hand and that they can be cooked on the George Foreman grill. They are certainly a lot better than the Morningstar Farms variety that you can buy from the frozen foods section.

Black Bean Burgers


  • 1 16 oz can black beans
  • 1/2 c corn
  • 1 med red onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1 T ketchup
  • 1 c cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 c bread crumbs
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 2 t cumin
  • 1 t red pepper
  • black pepper and salt, to taste
  • water, as needed to puree


Combine black beans and brown rice with spices and jalapeño in food processor, adding water as needed to blend. Add ketchup and bread crumbs and continue to process. Transfer to a bowl and stir in corn and red onion. Form patties and grill on George Foreman (or alternatively, in a skillet). Makes about 10 burgers.

We’ll be sharing our favorite veggie burger recipes. If you have a recipe you love, be sure to share in the comments!

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