Healthy Black Bean Burgers with Veggies Recipe

Sep 14 2023
Store-bought veggie patties are good… These DIY patties are better! This recipe for healthy homemade black bean burgers is full of veggies, protein, and all kinds of wholesome ingredients. Make a batch, enjoy one now, and freeze the rest for later.

Hungry Girl's Healthy Black Bean & Veggie Burgers Recipe

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1/6 of recipe (1 patty): 158 calories, 2.5g total fat (1g sat. fat), 475mg sodium, 24g carbs, 6g fiber, 3.5g sugars, 10.5g protein

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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes


1 cup frozen riced cauliflower

1 cup finely chopped bell pepper

1 cup finely chopped onion

1/2 tsp. salt

One 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup (about 4 large) egg whites or liquid egg substitute

1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese

1/2 cup whole-wheat flour

1 tbsp. chopped garlic

1 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. cumin

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1/8 tsp. smoked paprika

Optional toppings: mustard, ketchup, pickle chips

Serving suggestions: whole-grain buns, lettuce wrap, over shredded lettuce


Bring an extra-large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add cauliflower, bell pepper, onion, and salt. Cook and stir until mostly softened, 5–7 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.

Place beans and egg whites/substitute in a small blender or food processor. Puree until mostly smooth. Transfer bean mixture to the bowl of cooked veggies. Add remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly.

Evenly form mixture into 6 patties, about 1/2 inch thick. (HG Tip: Use a #12 cookie scoop to portion out the mixture!)

Clean skillet, if needed. Respray, and bring to medium heat.

Working in batches, cook patties until firm and lightly browned, 3–4 minutes per side, flipping gently.


Freeze & Thaw Tips! To freeze, tightly wrap each fully cooled patty in foil or plastic wrap. Then place in a sealable container or bag, seal, and freeze. To thaw, unwrap a patty, and place on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for 1 minute, or until it reaches your desired temperature. Alternatively, thaw overnight in the refrigerator, and heat in a skillet or microwave until it reaches your desired temperature.

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