Homemade Black Bean Burgers

Good afternoon! I’m loving reading all your comments on my Aurorae yoga mat giveaway post! Keep ‘em coming :)

Standing in front of my fridge awhile ago, I spied some black beans waited to be used up, so I decided to make homemade black bean burgers for lunch!


Doesn’t it look a lot like a real burger?? Weird.

Anyway, these were super quick, easy, and tasty! :)


Homemade Black Bean Spinach Burgers

(makes two patties)


  • 1 C black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 C fresh spinach
  • 2 Tbsp. whole wheat pastry (or regular) flour
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • Juice from half a lemon


Toss it all into a food processor and whirl away! (Or you can do this by hand for a chunkier texture — just chop the spinach separately.)


Once it’s mixed, form into two patties. Toss them onto a skillet coated with cooking oil and cook on medium low for about 10 minutes, flipping every once in awhile, until they are evenly warm and have a bit of a crust on them.


I enjoyed mine on a whole wheat sandwich thin with lots of ketchup (organic… no HFCS!!) :) I also had a huge salad and an orange!

Back to studying — we have a quiz in Anatomy & Physiology this afternoon… arg. This class covers SO much information so quickly, and the teacher is horrible. Bad combination!

Have a good one! :)


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    wow, these look like the real thing! definitely a must try…maybe i’ll use canellini beans for an italian take? love how easy it is!

    Yum that would be good I bet – let me know how they come out! -Anne

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    I am so impressed – that seriously looks great, Anne!

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    These look great! I have a dumb question — would a blender work if I don’t have a food processor? I know, I know, I need to get a food processor ;)

    I don’t see why not! It just might leave it a bit chunkier, which is totally fine! Give it a try and let me know how it works :) -Anne

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    Good luck on your quiz! I had my Physiology midterm yesterday – it was rough. You’re right, it’s tons of material in a short span of time!

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    My husband just walked by my computer, looked at your picture of your lunch and said “Whoa…that burger looks GOOD!” lol– must be a good one!

    Hehe YAY! -Anne

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    These look awesome!! Another reason for me to get a food processor–I’m definitely going to make this happen sometime next week :)

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    I love black bean burgers – so tasty!!! Even Mr BBB loves them :)

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    Those look awesome! I was craving a burger SO bad tonight and I saw your recipe and got so excited … then I realized that I had no beans :( But I will try these! You are so creative girl!

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    bookmarking! These look awesome!! (Also – I made your granola bars and they get two thumbs up from the hubs and I!)

    YAY! So glad you liked the bars :) -Anne

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    Yum, yum, yum, yum, YUM!!!! I can’t wait to make these!!!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!


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    oooh, i loved your black bean pumpkin burgers so i’m definitely making these when i get back to my kitchen.

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    Anne, have you tried freezing and reheating these? I’d love to make my own to save money on buying my beloved BBQ Sunshine Burgers.

    I haven’t tried that, but I bet it would work just fine! I’d say just wrap them separately in foil and then put them in a ziplock bag to keep out air. :) -Anne

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    Gosh, I don’t envy you on the studying front, but your burger is a different story :)

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    I forgot how much you like ketchup :)

    Hehe how could you forget?!?! :) xoxox A

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    Oh, yayyyy! Thank you so much for the recipe, they look yummie!

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    Hi! I just made these burgers as well as the lemon garlic string beans, and posted about it on my blog. The recipes were super! Thank you for sharing!

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    I just made these for the first time tonight and they are wonderful! As a college student, these are perfect; they’re inexpensive and make for a healthy, balanced meal. These are definitely making it into my rotation. :) Thanks for the great recipe!

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    Thanks girl for this delicious recipe! Made the gluten free version last night. It’s great.


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