Black bean burger

Heart Smart Low Sodium

This burger is a good source of fiber (from the beans) for a healthy heart and digestive system!


nonstick cooking spray
1 15-ounce can low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 large green bell pepper, seeds removed
1 medium onion, cut into wedges
5 cloves garlic, peeled
1 large egg
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil (You can also use 1 ½ teaspoons dried.)
½ teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs


1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, mash beans with a fork. 
3. Combine green pepper, onion and garlic in a blender or food processor and blend until finely chopped. Add to the bowl with the mashed beans. Stir with a fork until well-combined. 
4. In a small bowl, use a fork to beat together the egg, basil, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper and ginger. Pour into the mashed bean mixture and stir. Add bread crumbs and stir until well-combined. 
5. Use your hands to make 4 patties. Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes on each side. 
6. Remove from oven and enjoy warm! 


Makes 4 servings 
Recipe contains: wheat, egg
Carb choices per serving: 2
*Option not included in nutrition facts.

First Published: 02/04/2019
Last Reviewed: 01/30/2019

Black bean burger
Serve this burger with your favorite toppings: sliced avocado, lettuce, tomato slices, salsa, sour cream or cheese!*
Black bean burger nutrition label