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Black bean burger with avocado and other condiments in the background

Spicy Black Bean Burger

  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


This Spicy Black Bean Burger is perfect for meatless meals. Full of flavor and topped with a homemade avocado cream sauce, it’s hard to beat.


Units Scale
  • 15 oz. Black Beans
  • 2 Whole Burger Buns
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Cilantro
  • 1/2 cup Italian Breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tbsp. Minced Garlic
  • 1 Large Organic Egg
  • 2 Provolone Cheese Slices

Burger Seasonings:

  • 1 tsp. Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Dash Ground Cayenne Red Pepper

Avocado Sauce:

  • 1 Medium Avocado
  • 1/4 cup Mayo
  • 1 tsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp. Parsley Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Himalayan Salt


  1. Drain canned black beans and allow to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Add black beans to a large bowl and mash using a fork or potato masher (paid link). Set to the side.
  2. Cut your onion and red bell pepper into large pieces half and add to food processor (paid link) blending to a fine chop. Drain any excess liquid and add to the same bowl as the beans. 
  3. Add remaining burger ingredients and seasonings, mix, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. 
  4. Form bean mixture into patties and cook at medium to high heat for 5 minutes per side adding a cheese slice once flipped. 
  5. For the avocado sauce, remove the seed and skin from the avocado. Blend with avocado sauce ingredients.
  6. Build your burger by adding lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado sauce.


The egg acts as a binder and provides moisture, but for a vegetarian option, you can create this burger without it. However, I have not tested this method and cannot guarantee the results.

  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Burgers
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Southwest


  • Calories: 674
  • Sugar: 7.4g
  • Sodium: 511mg
  • Fat: 22.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 91g
  • Fiber: 21.8g
  • Protein: 32.1g
  • Cholesterol: 60mg

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