Black Bean Burger
Shannon Clark
Shannon Clark
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228 Calories
36 g Carbs
13 g Protein
5 g Fat
Total Time
4 servings

If your diet plan allows a higher carb intake but you don't want the gluten that comes with a normal burger bun, a black bean burger is a great alternative. This burger tastes great over a bowl of rice and diced vegetables and topped with salsa or melted cheese—or both! The black beans provide a nice blend of protein, complex carbohydrates, and dietary fiber, giving you plenty of nutrients and energy while keeping you lean and ready for your next adventure.


  • 1 16 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ red pepper, thinly sliced
  • ½ onion, finely diced
  • 3 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • ¼ cup raw oats
  • ¼ cup, pureed avocado

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  1. In a bowl, mash the beans to break apart.
  2. Blend the red pepper, onion, and garlic in a food processor until tiny chunks are formed. Stir this into the bean mixture.
  3. Next, add in the egg, spices, and avocado. Stir together well, then mix in the oats.
  4. Form into four large patties. Place on a preheated grill, brushed with a little olive oil, then grill for about 8 minutes per side.
  5. Serve with a little added avocado on top, if desired.

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