Black Bean Burgers (No Mushroom Veggie Burger)

I have been wanting to share a recipe for homemade black bean burgers for years and now the day has finally come! I am so excited to share this.

black bean burgers

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Black Bean Burgers

These burgers are a delicious and healthy plant based meal.

The best part? They are secretly packed with broccoli but I swear you can’t taste it (which makes these perfect to serve to those little ones).

homemade plant based burgers with lettuce and tomato

In addition to that, the bell peppers add a lot of flavors. The funny thing is, it doesn’t taste like peppers, it just adds extra flavor and yumminess to the meal.

In addition to the black beans, all the extra veggies pack a lot of fiber into each serving. So much in fact that 1/4 of the recipe has 13 grams of fiber! That’s a ton!

No Mushroom Veggie Burgers

My husband does not like mushrooms, in fact, they’re basically banned from the house (yes, he’s a tad dramatic when it comes to his least favorite fungi).

It’s not easy to find mushroomless veggie burgers, it’s a common ingredient because they have such a great consistency that is perfect for burgers.

So if you have a picky eater in your house that hates mushrooms then these black bean burgers with no mushrooms are here to rock your world.

black bean burgers made with no mushrooms

How to serve black bean burgers

If you’re not gluten free you can serve these black bean burgers on a bun with your favorite toppings and a side of salad, fries, or whatever you would like.

Related: 3 Pepper Salad.

If you are gluten free, you can use a gluten free bun or wrap the homemade veggie burger in a lettuce wrap (bibb or butter lettuce works best). Don’t forget to use gluten free breadcrumbs instead of regular if you do have a sensitivity to wheat or gluten.

Another option is to crumble the black bean burgers over a salad. This is one of my favorite things to do.

What do I need to make black bean burgers?

I prefer to mix together black bean burgers with a food processor or a high powered blender (like a Vitamix).

However, if you don’t have any of these supplies, you could chop the veggies very small and mix everything together with a potato masher or fork. The burgers may crumble a bit but they’ll still taste great.

How to prevent the patties from going soggy?

The secret for super crispy bean burgers is baking the black beans before mixing them in with the rest of the ingredients.

That gets rid of a lot of the moisture which is responsible for the soggy patties. 

Simply toss the beans on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. This makes all the difference in the world.

Container Counts

If you’re following the 21 Day Fix or the Ultimate Portion Fix system, I have the container counts below:

Full recipe: 1 green, 1 red, 7 yellow, 6 tsps.

Per serving: 1/6th green, 1/6th red, 1 3/4 yellow, 1 1/2 tsps.

If following the vegan plan these would count as 1/4 yellow and 1 1/4 red 1 1/2 teaspoon

plant based black bean burgers served with guacamole and chips

How to Make Black Bean Burgers

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Black Bean Burgers

These black bean burgers are perfect to dive into plant based protein and eat more veggies. Homemade healthy burgers have NO MUSHROOMS for picky eaters!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword black beans, plant based, vegetarian, veggie burgers


  • Baking sheet
  • Food processor
  • Skillet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Calories 338kcal


  • 3 Cups black beans cooked and rinsed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ Cup onion chopped
  • ¼ Cup red bell pepper
  • ½ Cup broccoli florets
  • ½ Tsp garlic powder
  • ½ Tsp onion powder
  • ½ Tsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce optional
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ Cup breadcrumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking pan and spread beans evenly on it. Bake for 15 minutes so they dry out. Remove from the oven and let them cool.
  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add bell peppers, broccoli, garlic powder, onion powder and paprika and cook until fragrant and soft (around 5 minutes). Transfer to a food processor and pulse everything together until chunky. Take it to a bowl.
  • Add black beans and mash everything together. Incorporate Worcestershire sauce, eggs, salt and pepper and bread crumbs. Mix everything together and with the help of your hands from the patties.
  • Cook in the stovetop or the oven until brown and crispy on the outside. About 3-4 minutes on each side.


Container Counts

If you’re following the 21 Day Fix or the Ultimate Portion Fix system, I have the container counts below:
Full recipe: 1 green, 1 red, 7 yellow, 6 tsps.
Per serving: 1/6th green, 1/6th red, 1 3/4 yellow, 1 1/2 tsps.
If following the vegan plan these would count as 1/4 yellow and 1 1/4 red 1 1/2 teaspoon


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 604IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 4mg
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5 comments on “Black Bean Burgers (No Mushroom Veggie Burger)”

  1. 5 stars
    I made this recipe and I confess that I was positively surprised! It was delicious and exceeded expectations! much better than any fast food.

  2. This looks like a good recipe-looking forward to trying it. The recipe states 3 cups beans, cooked and rinsed. So is that 3 cups of cooked beans or 3 cups raw beans and then cooked? Thanks 

  3. It’s finally time for me to share my handmade black bean burger recipe, something I’ve been wanting to do for years! I can’t wait to tell you about this.

  4. Black bean burgers are a delicious vegetarian alternative to traditional meat burgers. Not only do they offer a healthier option, but they’re also packed with protein and flavor. It’s great to see more offering this option to cater to different dietary needs. Whether you’re a vegetarian or just looking to switch things up, a black bean burger is a tasty choice that won’t disappoint. Try it with some avocado and salsa for an extra kick of flavor!

  5. Is this recipe easy to increase? Can I just triple the ingredients? I’m looking forward to trying it out!

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