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Simple Black Bean Patty

by Jennifer McDonald
Simple Black Bean Patty

This isn’t my first tango with trying to find an acceptable bean “burger”. There are many bland options, but let me tell you how I came up with this black bean patty. Whole Foods has this hot bar with all kinds of healthy, yummy options. One of them was a black bean burger. It had a little bit of heat in it, and I could taste a little bit of tomato paste. But, it surpassed any bland ole bean burger I’d ever tried.

So, of course, as all good researchers do, I googled Whole Foods black bean patty, hoping I’d somehow come across the recipe. No such luck, but I did come across this one. But it was missing the heat and the tomato paste, so I played around with the ingredients and came up with today’s simple black bean patty recipe.

So I would consider this a light meal (but filling, for me anyway!). They’d be perfect to take for lunch. I think these could even work as a fancy side dish, maybe. And, I think these would also work great to freeze and cook whenever you need one (so perhaps double or triple to get your money’s worth).

Simple Black Bean Patty

Simple Black Bean Patty

Jennifer McDonaldJennifer McDonald
I love bean burgers and I frequently use black beans to make them. Check out this simple black bean patty recipe I always cook at home.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 327 kcal


  • 1 can black beans 4 ½ ounces can, drained and rinsed
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 cup bread crumbs whole wheat
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes more if you like heat
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 small pack cheese shredded, optional
  • 1 cup Pico de gallo optional
  • 1 medium avocado sliced


  • Mash black beans in a bowl with a potato masher.
  • Add onion, egg, bread crumbs, oregano, basil, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and tomato paste.
  • Form into patties.
  • Heat olive oil in a sauté pan. When it’s warm, add your patties. Cook for three minutes or until browned and flip. Add cheese. Cover pan with top or a baking sheet to melt the cheese. Cook for additional three minutes or until cooked through.
  • Top with fresh pico and sliced avocado.


Calories: 327kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 12gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 682mgPotassium: 646mgFiber: 11gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 545IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 95mgIron: 4mg
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