Black Bean Burger Recipe

Did you read about the massive meat recall that is taking place in California?

Over 4 million pounds of meat has been recalled because of E.Coli.

I sure as heck wouldn’t want to be eating ground beef in a California restaurant this weekend, that’s for sure!

It’s really sad to hear about these recalls, because you just know that some poor child has gotten sick. I remember years ago when a similar outbreak killed a bunch of poor kids at a popular fast food restaurant.

In fact, this particular recall is now being investigated as a criminal matter because of the negligence of the meat packing company.

That’s really scary stuff considering how many times I ate fast food hamburgers as a child.

So make sure to protect your loved ones by letting them know about this recall and the hidden dangers that come with eating meat. I wish this wasn’t something we had to talk about, but it just seems to be happening more and more often. cb20101deliciousvegrecipesebook20final4

But enough of the doom and gloom…I also have some good new for you today. I went through Kardena’s 101 Veggie Recipes book and found a a nice and hearty “Black Bean Burger” recipe that you’ll love.

17. Black Bean Burgers


- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1 ¾ cup or 15 oz. black beans, cooked
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 slices bread, crumbled
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Oil for frying
- Whole grain bun or bread


1) Sautee the onions till soft, about 3-5 minutes.

2) In a large bowl, mash the beans until almost smooth. Add sauteed onions and the rest of the ingredients, except the oil, adding the flour a few tablespoons at a time to combine well. Mixture will be thick.

3) Form bean mixture into patties, approximately ½ inch thick and fry patties in a small amount of oil until slightly firm.

4) Make veggie burgers and enjoy!

5) Makes 6 servings.

cb-lazymansguideebook-final4And please drop us a line on the blog if you have any other hearty veggie recipes to share that can replace ground beef.

Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Author, Lazy Man’s Guide to Vegetarian Eating

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Comment by Kardena Pauza
2010-04-05 16:46:15

Let me know how you enjoy this recipe! I’d love to hear your feedback…:)

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