An easy, healthy alternative to that beef burger we all love.

One of the best and easy to make black bean burger recipes : healthy, protein packed, homemade

I know a good chunk of you that look at this recipe will be vegan or vegetarian. I am not close to either of those things, but I do love a good black bean burger! Black beans are filled with protein comparable to beef, but not as fat heavy. This recipe can be put together in a few minutes and is perfect for someone like my family that doesn’t really meal prep or plan ahead, but just looks to see what we have and come up with something.
One of the best and easy to make black bean burger recipes : healthy, protein packed, homemadeAgain, if you’re like me and aren’t a planner when it comes to meals, you may find yourself wanting these without having buns on hand. That’s ok! Try our “Crazy Quick Buns” recipe (click here)! Hope these black bean burgers make it routinely into your dinner plans! A definite healthier option to the beef burger and also cheaper! Enjoy!


Easy Black Bean Burgers

Easy Black Bean Burgers

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

An easy, healthy alternative to that beef burger we all love.



  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cans black beans (14.5 oz a can)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 4 Tbsp butter

Sriracha Mayo

  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sriracha
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice



  1. In a sauce pan over medium heat, melt the 1 Tbsp of butter
  2. Sauté the chopped onion and minced garlic in the butter until onions are translucent and remove from heat
  3. Drain the black bean cans into a colander and then place the black beans into a mixing bowl
  4. Using a fork (or potato masher) mash the black beans until only a few whole black beans are left
  5. Add the sautéed onion and minced garlic (put pan back over medium heat), bread crumbs, egg, chili powder, and garlic salt to the mashed beans and stir until uniform and combined
  6. Form desired size burger patties melt the 4 Tbsp of butter into the sauce pan previously used 
  7. Cook the patties 4-5 minutes each side in the buttered sauce pan
  8. Place on bun (click for my quick bun recipe here) with desired toppings and DON’T FORGET to top with the sriracha mayo! It is too good to forget!

Sriracha Mayo

  1. Combine all ingredients!
  2. Spread on top bun
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 435mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 5gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g

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Ashton • Keaton • Mia

Administrator at Keat's Eats
Ashton and Keaton began blogging together in 2016 as a passion project. Both siblings are lovers of food, family gatherings, and entrepreneurial pursuits, which made starting a food blog together a no-brainer. Mia married into the family in 2019 and joined Keat’s Eats shortly afterwards, bringing her INCREDIBLE Italian Macarons with her.