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two of the best plant-based burgers topped with guacamole, tomato and lettuce
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Nutrition Facts
Best Plant-Based Burgers
Amount Per Serving (1 burger patty)
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 17
% Daily Value*
Fat 1.9g3%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g
Sodium 316.2mg14%
Potassium 158.7mg5%
Carbohydrates 19.7g7%
Fiber 5.5g23%
Sugar 2.2g2%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 189IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:6 patties
Best Plant-Based Burgers
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
12 mins
Total Time:
27 mins

These awesome black bean burgers are super easy-to-form, have a delicious savory flavor and hearty texture. They're grillable, too!

  • 1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons water (or 1 egg)
  • 2 cans black beans, divided, drained and rinsed*
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce * NOT the entire can (plus 2-3 teaspoons adobo sauce)
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce (or salsa)
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup corn (fresh or frozen and defrosted)
  • avocado for topping
  • Cooking spray or olive oil, or canola oil for frying patties
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the ground flax and water. Let sit for five minutes.
  2. Add one can of beans, onion, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, garlic, cumin and salt to a food processor and pulse until mixture resembles chunky black bean dip.
  3. Transfer the mixture in the food processor to a large bowl and stir in the remaining black beans, tomato sauce, breadcrumbs, flax and corn. Stir well until everything is combined.
  4. Heat a little olive oil in a skillet on medium high heat. Form black bean mixture into patties and fry for about 8-12 minutes per side, until crispy and golden brown. The amount of cooking time will depend on your preference for crispiness on the outside of the burger.

  5. Serve patties on buns or in a salad or tortilla and topped with any favorite burger toppings, such as guacamole or avocado slices, lettuce, sliced red onion, salsa, ketchup, mustard and/or mayo.

Recipe Notes

*Most any type of bean will work in place of the black beans.

If you don’t have a food processor, you can mash the black beans with a potato masher (or fork) and mince the onion, chipotle pepper and garlic.

Photos by Sasha at Eat Love Eats.

Author: Kim
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: plant-based burgers, vegetarian burger, veggie burgers

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