This black bean burger is a great meat alternative for any lunch or dinner. Feel free to add extra protein by frying an egg on top or integrating more protein-rich food sources into your meal (e.g., chicken breast).
Skill Level: Beginner. Serving Size: 5-6 oz. per patty. 
Course Main Course
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 220kcal


  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, diced
  • 2 cups black beans, cooked
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • Sea salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Add oil to a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add celery, carrot, onion, garlic and sweet potato to pan. Stir and add cumin, sea salt, and pepper. Cook 5-7 minutes.
  • Saute until onions start to soften. Add mushrooms and zucchini. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sweet potato is tender. (About 5-10 more minutes.) Remove vegetables from heat and allow to cool.
  • Pulse vegetable mix in food processor. Stop when the mixture is diced small and uniform in size, but STOP before it becomes a puree. Transfer to mixing bowl and fold in beans. Add back to food processor in small batches and pulse until just combined.
  • Add additional oats if mixture is too wet. Add 1 egg (and stir) if mixture is too dry or is having trouble sticking together. 
  • Shape into 5-6 oz patties and bake for 10 minutes. Serve warm or pack into freezer bags and flat freeze.


Nutrition Information: Dairy free, nut free.
Calories: 220, Fat: 6g, Protein: 8g, Carbohydrates: 35g, Fiber: 8g, Added Sugar: 0g, Sodium: 500mg