Dinner, Vegetarian

Smokey Black Bean Burgers

Cooking method:

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 30 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 4 people

Smokey Black Bean Burgers

This simple but exceptionally delicious recipe for meat-free black bean burgers will be a winner for the whole family! These smokey burgers don’t just have the best flavour but also the best texture, and they’re super filling too. Pop them in a burger bun with some lettuce, tomato, mayo or ketchup for a mouth-watering veggie meal that’s loaded with goodness.

Utensils required


Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Eggs


  • 1 tin black beans
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 slice guten free bread
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp tomato ketchup or tomato puree
  • 1 egg (or substituted vegan 'flaxseed egg')
  • 2 tsp smoke paprika
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 6g fresh coriander
  • Salt and pepper

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  • Step 1

    Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius

  • Step 2

    Drain the black beans and rinse well. Pat dry and spread evenly onto a baking tray. Gently bake in the oven for around 5 minutes to dry them out a little

  • Step 3

    Peel and finely dice the onion. Add to a saucepan with a dash of olive oil and gently cook until translucent. Add the crushed garlic cloves and gently sautée for a further minute

  • Step 4

    Add the slice of bread to your food processor and pulse to make breadcrumbs. Pour into a bowl and put to one side

  • Step 5

    Add the black beans, onion, tomato ketchup, olive oil, smoked paprika, paprika, chilli flakes, coriander, salt and pepper to your blend and pulse until the ingredients are broken down but not pureed

  • Step 6

    Stir in the flour and breadcrumbs. If the mixture still seems a little wet simply add a little more flour

  • Step 7

    Line a baking tray with baking paper

  • Step 8

    Wet your hands slightly (this will make shaping the mixture easier) then mould the mixture into burger patties and place on the baking tray. You should make 4 patties

  • Step 9

    Bake in the oven for around 15 minutes

  • Step 10

    Serve immediately or keep in an airtight container in the fridge and consume within 2 days