On the Run Black Bean Burgers


Dinner will be on the table in minutes. Homemade bean burgers don’t get any easier than this.

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1 1/2 cups cooked or 1 (15 ounce) can no-salt-added or low sodium black beans, drained
1/4 cup minced onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons low sodium ketchup
1 tablespoon low sodium mustard
1/4 cup old fashioned oats


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a mixing bowl, partially mash beans with a fork. Stir in onions, garlic, ketchup and mustard, then mix in the oats.

Divide into 4 burgers and place on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes, carefully flip and bake for another 10 minutes.

Note. Serve on a 100% whole grain bun or pita. If desired, top with lettuce, tomato, onion and sliced avocado.

My Notes: (Click Edit to enter your notes about this recipe)

Serves 4

Per Serving:

Calories 101
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrates 19 g
Sugars 2 g
Total Fat 0.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 47 mg
Fiber 6.1 g
Beta-Carotene 43 ug
Vitamin C 2 mg
Calcium 26 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Folate 99 ug
Magnesium 50 mg
Potassium 284 mg
Zinc 0.8 mg
Selenium 2.3 ug

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07/29/2017 10:31 AM

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An alternative is to cook use steel-cut oats (cooked separately) and use no salt-added tomato paste instead of ketchup. Then mix everything as described, but serve without baking as "sloppy Joe's."  Lots more nutrients preserved, and tastes just as good if not better.


Pitakid replies:

08/01/2017 12:48 PM

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Paul are you eating it cold without heating?  


04/01/2020 08:32 PM

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I make a version very similar to this but I also add a 1/4 of very finely shredded carrot to the mix.  It seems to help them stick together better and adds a nutritional boost!

vaporz replies:

08/09/2023 04:26 PM

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Great Idea!


11/20/2020 04:20 PM

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Delicious! And the best thing is that I usually have everything on hand. I made mine into meatballs and ate them for lunch at room temp. Definitely a keeper!


02/11/2021 04:21 PM

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I drain the beans, i use two cans, put on sheep pan at 325 for 15 minutes or until they split.  Then while thats cooking i cook one large orvtwo small sweet potatoes with just a small bit of water.  I add cooked pitatoes, cooled beans, two chipoltes and two tb of their juice, one finely chopped bunch of cilantro and a tb of miso paste and a tb if flaxseed meal. Mis with immersion blender. Firm six patties.  Brown 4-5 minutes in non stick pan for 4-5 min.  Can freeze or fridge for three days.


03/06/2021 07:53 PM

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09/24/2023 05:01 PM

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People shouldn't be allowed negative ratings unless they provide a review.


05/15/2021 09:17 PM

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It needed a lot more time in the oven. Also, I had to add more oats and ended up adding some almond meal to be able to make the patties. Some garlic powder gave it more flavor. With these modifications, it came out very good. Will make it again. 


05/17/2021 11:04 AM

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I have them in the oven now.  I added some sautéed mushrooms, 1/2 cup of oat instead of 1/4, some cumin powder, some chopped walnuts.  If I didn't add I would have only made the recipe into two patties.  There is no way, I would have gotten 4 made.


01/24/2022 10:20 PM

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Suprisinly good!  Since they're small, we had baked sweet potato wedges with them and had two burgers left over for lunch the following day.  One observation is they tended to fall apart (but still good!).  Next time I'm going to add a "flax egg" to it to see if that will bind them better.  (A flax egg is 1 TBLS flax meal an 2 TBLS water and given time to gel).

Krista Charb replies:

04/14/2022 09:50 PM

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Did you try it with the flax egg?


05/08/2022 07:10 PM

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Delicious. Did not miss eating a hamburger.


12/21/2022 11:33 PM

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I love these Black Bean Burgers. I double the recipe and add 1/2 cup corn and 1/2 cup peas. When done I top them with sos free BBQ sauce.


04/22/2023 08:11 PM

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I love this recipe. Only difference is I water sauté the onions before adding them to the mixture. I sometimes eat it on a whole wheat wrap. This is a nice quick and easy recipe on evenings I don't feel like cooking a large meal.


06/15/2023 01:44 PM

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These were so good and so easy! I doubled the recipe and threw everything into my food processor. Scooped it out with a large cookie scoop onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets, flattened into patties and baked. I made them small so they would cook through and it made about 12 patties.


08/20/2023 03:35 PM

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Delicious! Very tasty and the size is perfect. Very easy to do.


04/10/2024 11:46 AM

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Where can I find 100% whole grain bun or pita? Can you give a brand please? I've looked everywhere since Dr. Furman and his wife prepared a salad live on Facebook. Thanks.

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Linda P. replies:

04/11/2024 10:04 AM

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The Ezekiel brand is a good choice.It is available in many food stores, sometimes in the freezer section.