Super easy and tasty vegetarian and gluten free black bean burgers with spicy pico de gallo! Love these! |
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Black Bean Burgers

A fabulous spicy vegetarian recipe. You can adjust the size and turn it into a mouthwatering appetizer. Serve with pico de gallo. You can omit the egg and use aquafaba for a vegan option.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy, vegetarian, veggie burger
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: Change to adjust-> 4
Calories 376 kcal


  • 2 cans black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1 onion medium, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 jalapeno small, cored, seeded, and diced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1 egg beaten, or 1/3 cup aquafaba
  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil for pan frying

Pico de Gallo

  • 3 Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 onion small, diced
  • 1 jalapeno cored, seeded and diced
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 dash sugar


  1. To make the pico de gallo, place all ingredients in a bowl and mix. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. To make the "burgers": In a food processor, place beans, onion, garlic, cilantro and jalapeno. Pulse a few times until you have a thick dough-like texture. Add in the cumin, chili powder, allspice, egg,(aquafaba) and chickpea flour and pulse again until well mixed, but you want to have a chunky texture, not a puree. Place mixture in a bowl and chill for about 20 minutes.
  3. Shape into 4 patties.
  4. Heat olive oil ( enough to cover the bottom of the pan) in a non-stick skillet and quickly pan fry for about 5 minutes on each side.
  5. Serve on a bun and top with pico de gallo.
Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 58mg 2%
Potassium 820mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Dietary Fiber 14g 56%
Sugars 5g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 20.2%
Vitamin C 23.7%
Calcium 8%
Iron 26.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.