Smoky Black Bean + Cilantro Veggie Burgers

I made veggie burgers for your Monday!



Have you guys heard of Meatless Monday?



It is a national campaign encouraging people to limit their meat consumption by not eating it on Monday.


By going meatless on Mondays!


I think that it’s a great idea.


What better way to start a week than with something fresh and healthy? That makes you feel satisfied and nourished. And with these veggie burgers, also delicious.


They are smoky from paprika, cumin and chili powder.


They have a bit of spice from crushed red pepper.


They are bright and fresh from lime and cilantro.


The thick and creamy texture from the black beans is perfect.


Try serving on a bun and topped with avocado, salsa and an extra squeeze of lime. Or, over a bed of greens. I’ve been loving both ways.


Whether you are trying to cut out meat or not, you should try these burgers! They will please meat lovers and veggie lovers alike!

2 carrots
2 celery stalks
1/2 of a red pepper
1/2 of a green pepper
1/2 of a yellow onion
Olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
2- 15 oz. cans of black beans
1 c. bread crumbs (I used panko)
1 egg
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
Large handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
Juice from 1/2 lime
Olive oil
Salt and pepper

Dice the carrots, celery, peppers and onions very fine.  I used a mini food chopper to get the veggies diced very small. Add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a pan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, to flavor the oil. Add diced veggies to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes, or until veggies are soft. Remove from heat and set aside.

Drain and rinse black beans. Add to a large bowl and mash using a potato masher or the back of a fork.

To the bowl with the black beans add the breadcrumbs, egg, onion powder, paprika, cumin, chili powder, crushed red pepper flakes, cilantro and lime juice. Stir well. Then add the cooked veggies. Stir well to incorporate everything. Add salt and pepper, if desired.

Make this mixture into rounded patties. This should make about 6 to 8 burgers, depending on the size.

In a pan over medium heat, add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the patties and cook 5-6 minutes on each side, or until slightly crisp and cooked through.


19 thoughts on “Smoky Black Bean + Cilantro Veggie Burgers

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    1. Jess Post author

      Becky, I am so glad that you liked the burgers! Your comment is a reminder that I need to make these again soon! 🙂

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  8. Ctmom2boys

    These are the BEST veggie burgers I have ever had. My teenage boys asked for seconds. I added portobello mushrooms to the mix. I topped them with melted swiss, roasted red peppers and a remoulade… Outstanding!


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