Easy Vegetarian Black Bean Burger Recipe

Even hardcore carnivores will love our Vegetarian Black Bean Burger Recipe!

Packed with healthy ingredients, texture, and tons of flavor – you’ll want to make these vegetarian burgers a part of your regular menu. I have five children and ALL FIVE of them raved about these burgers.

Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers, complete recipe and ingredients
Let’s make vegetarian black bean burgers!

LET’S MAKE EASY VEGETARIAN BLACK BEAN BURGER RECIPE

What makes these Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers so delicious is my aunt’s secret ingredient to wannabe meat: liquid smoke. My aunt grew up in a religion that encourages vegetarianism and she learned over the years that liquid smoke can trick even vegetarians into thinking there’s meat in the dish. Apparently, you don’t put liquid smoke into church potluck dishes…

If your family is transitioning to healthier food choices, then this vegetarian black bean burger recipe is perfect for you!

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Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers-- what you need to create easy black bean burger recipe
Here’s what you’ll need to make an easy vegetarian black bean burger recipe!

Ingredients for Easy Vegetarian Black bean Burgers

  • 2 15 oz can of Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup Red Onion, minced
  • 5 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh broccoli, chopped very finely
  • 1 1/2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 package Grill Mates Montreal Steak Marinade (.71 oz)
  • 1 TBSP Liquid Smoke (affiliate)
  • Olive oil or other Vegetable oil, for frying

instructions to make easy vegetarian black bean burger recipe

Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers - mix ingredients in a bowl
Mash and mix them all up!

Step 1

In a medium bowl, mash black beans and add all the remaining ingredients. Using clean hands, mix everything together. The mixture should be able to form and hold a patty together–if not, add more Panko bread crumbs.

Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers - form the veggie patties
Form patties – try to do these with your kids for more fun!

Step 2

Form patties and set them aside.

Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers - fry until patties turn brown
Fry the black bean burger patty until brown

Step 3

In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Fry each black bean burger patty until browned on each side (about 4 minutes each side).

Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers - drain patties on paper towels
Drain on paper towels

Step 4

Drain on paper towels.

Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers - ready to serve your black bean burger recipe!
Serve with your fave chips, fruits, and drinks!

Step 5

Serve like you would a hamburger on buns with freshly sliced tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, avocado wedges, cheese, and condiments. These vegetarian black bean burgers go great with chips, fries, or cut-up fresh fruit.

Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers final picture
Yum!
Yield: 6-8 Patties

Easy Vegetarian Black Bean Burger Recipe

If your family is transitioning to healthier food choices, then this vegetarian black bean burger recipe is perfect for you! All you need to create your easy snack recipe is all here, but you may get creative to add more healthier options as you and your kids prefer! Have fun!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 15 oz can of Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup Red Onion, minced
  • 5 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh broccoli, chopped very finely
  • 1 1/2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 package Grill Mates Montreal Steak Marinade (.71 oz)
  • 1 TBSP Liquid Smoke (affiliate)
  • Olive oil or other Vegetable oil, for frying

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mash black beans and add all the remaining ingredients. 
  2. Form patties and set aside.
  3. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Fry each black bean burger patty until browned on each side (about 4 minutes each side).
  4. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Serve like you would a hamburger on buns with freshly sliced tomatoes, lettuce, pickles, avocado wedges, cheese, and condiments. These vegetarian black bean burgers go great with chips, fries, or cut up fresh fruit.
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More easy vegetarian snack recipes for the family to enjoy!

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Have you tried this easy vegetarian black bean burger recipe? How did it turn out? Share your story in the comments!