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Black Bean Burgers

Spicy bean and chickpea-based burgers. A tasty way to increase your intake of fibre-rich plant foods or if you're looking to introduce some more meat-free meals in your week.

bean burger with salad on bun

You'll Need:

200g cooked black beans, drained and rinsed

200g cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 small red onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

2 tablespoons oats

1 small red chilli, finely chopped (optional)

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

½ teaspoon ground coriander

½ teaspoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon fresh coriander, chopped (optional)

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Flour for dusting

¼ cup plain greek yoghurt

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

¼ chilli powder

4 wholemeal buns

Fresh salad vegetables, eg. lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber


Place beans, chickpeas, onion, garlic, oats and chilli in a food processor or good blender, and process until well chopped and combined.

Add spices, coriander, salt and pepper and process until combined.

Shape mixture into 4 patties and dust lightly with flour. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

In a small bowl combine yoghurt, paprika and chilli powder, and set aside.

Heat a little olive oil in a pan over medium heat, add bean patties and fry for around 5 minutes each side until cooked through.*

Cut buns in half and warm in the oven, then spread each side with yoghurt dressing.

Layer your favourite salad vegetables, then top with a bean burger and the bun top. Enjoy!

* You can also bake bean burgers in the oven for around 20 minutes at 180°C.

Makes 4 large burgers


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