Black Bean Spinach Burgers

These are super quick, easy, healthy, and tasty! :) 


(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 mix it by hand for a chunkier texture — just chop the spinach and mince the garlic 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.


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

Enjoy topped with ketchup, salsa, avocado, more spinach, etc., or on top of a salad!

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  1. 1

    Question: What is the binding ingredient in this recipe. I just tried to make them and they had wonderful flavor I just had a hard time forming them into patties.

    • 2

      The binding ingredient is the flour. If you want them to be more structured, try using vital wheat gluten instead, and a little more of it!

  2. 3

    I tried these…they turned out green and I should have dried the spinach much better after washing so that there was less liquid . My batter was …well…you kinda blobbed it into the pan . I found it hard to determine how much was one cup of spinach – sqished down or just about a handful . Sigh! I am trying to go vegan and I was so hopeful for this recipe …maybe one day I will give it another try and not add so much spinach

  3. 5

    I searched for recipes with black beans, spinach and garlic because they were basically the only things I had in the fridge, and this came up. I just finished devouring it – so good! Yes it’s a bit blobby, but I formed my patties as best I could on top of plastic wrap, wrapped it and stuck it in the fridge for a bit. I also used ground cashew nuts because I didn’t have any flour. Yes it was a bit green, but once they were cooked and formed a crust they looked fine. It turned out wonderfully! This was my first time making veggie burgers. Thanks for this easy recipe.

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