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Easy Cilantro Lime Black Bean Burgers

These Easy Black Bean Burgers have just the right amount of spice and a nice hint of lime. Switch up the menu for the BBQ and enjoy this simple delicious vegetarian burger recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 227kcal
Author: Lorie Yarro


  • 2 cans black beans
  • 1 green Chile pepper (or jalapeño for kick!) seeds removed
  • 1/4 of small red onion
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1 - 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 2/3 cup bread crumbs (more if mixture is too thin) whole wheat or gluten free, panko crumbs will work as well
  • 1 egg or flax egg
  • Sea salt and ground pepper to taste


  • In a food processor, process the chile pepper, onion, and garlic until finely ground. (You can finely dice them instead if desired!)
  • Add in one can or two cups of black beans, cilantro, lime juice and spices. Pulse until combined (there should still be chunks of black beans.)
  • Transfer the mixture to a medium sized mixing bowl.
  • Add in the rest of the black beans, egg or flax egg, bread crumbs, and corn and stir until combined.
  • Form into burger sized patties. (Sometimes I freeze this for about 15 minutes or so to help them form better into burgers.)
  • Grill over medium low heat for about 4 minutes on each side.
  • You can also cook these in a frying pan over medium heat until browned on each side.


If mixture seems a bit too moist, add in extra bread crumbs.
Depending on the size of the patties, this will make about 6-8 burgers.
Feel free to freeze these as well.


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 484mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 261IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 4mg