Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers

I’m not gonna lie, I LOVE a good burger. But lately, we’ve really been reducing the amount of meat we consume. We’ve done this for a few reasons. First, meat hasn’t sat well with either of us lately. Plus, we know it is healthier to consume protein from a variety of sources, including plant based sources, like beans.


I developed these black bean burgers many many years ago when I was doing meal delivery, and they were always a fan favorite. So, why am I just now getting them on the blog? I have no idea, to be honest, but I’m so pumped to share this recipe. I sneak in extra veggies and texture with the addition of zucchini, and it does not disappoint.


black bean burger display

What do I need to make these delicious black bean burgers?

  • Black beans of course! These are my favorite.

  • Zucchini - This gives great texture while also adding in some veggies to this dish.

  • Bread Crumbs - I like to add in bread crumbs to help hold these burgers together.

  • Lime zest - I think this is non-negotiable in these burgers! It adds such good flavor!


grabbing black bean burger


A few important FAQ’s to note:


Can I make these burgers gluten free?


You sure can! These burgers have bread crumbs, but you can find gluten free bread crumbs at most stores! I also make my own gluten free bread crumbs out of gluten free bread.


Can I make these burgers plant based?


FOR SURE! These burgers are not plant based, because they contain an egg, but you can definitely leave the egg out and add in just a bit of arrowroot flour or cornstarch to help hold them together.


What should I serve with these burgers?


I personally love to make crispy potato wedges to go with these black bean burgers, but you could also serve them with my Vegan Corn Fritters!


Can I make these burgers on the grill or on the stove top?


I would not recommend making these burgers on the grill. They do not hold up well in that environment. You can make them on the stove, but you will likely still need to p


ut them in the oven for a few minutes to finish them off. By making them in the oven from start to finish you eliminate an entire step, making them a very hands off and simple dish to make!


ENJOY! And as always please let me know what you think in the comments below or over on Instagram @sugarandsalt_co!






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