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A recipe for Spicy Black Bean Burger.

Spicy Black Bean Burgers

Teri & Jenny
5 from 3 votes
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4


burger patties

  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can black beans, drained
  • ½ cup plus 2 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1 ear yellow corn, kernels and milk removed from husk
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ cup plain breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 whole wheat burger buns

optional toppings/condiments

  • sprouts
  • tomatoes
  • guacamole
  • avocados
  • cheese
  • lettuce
  • onions
  • caramelized onions
  • ketchup
  • mustard
  • mayonnaise
  • pickles


  • Place onion, jalapeno and garlic in a food processor and pulse 5 or 6 times.
  • Add beans, oats, corn, green onion, cumin, curry powder, and cayenne. Season with salt and pepper and pulse 8 times. Scrape downs sides of the bowl and pulse an additional 5 to 8 times (depending on desired texture).
  • Place mixture into a mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  • Remove chilled mixture from refrigerator and stir in breadcrumbs. Adjust seasonings.
  • Pour oil into a heavy bottom skillet and place over medium. Form mixture into four equal patties. Cook patties for 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until a crust develops and the patties are heated through.
  • Remove patties from heat and place onto burger buns. Assemble burger with toppings and condiments of your choice and serve.
Keyword black bean burger
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