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!

Click here for the original post with more pictures!


  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.

  4. 6

    I made a modified version of this recipe using Maseca instead of flour, frozen chopped spinach instead of fresh, added chipotle peppers, cilantro and oats, and baked instead of pan frying. Used it to make a vegan quesadilla with guacamole, vegan cheese and caramelized onions. It was fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration.

Speak Your Mind


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.