Black Bean Burger with a Sriracha Sauce

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If you had asked me if I liked Black Beans three months ago..I would have gagged at the sound of it..and then said “Ewwww beanss…grosss” Drew on the other hand has always LOVED them. Since I refused to every cook anything with them..he was left on his own. He would cook up a can of black beans..pour them in a bowl, and top them with salsa, sour cream, and brown rice. (Sorta like a burrito…minus all the delicious goodies!) Ew.

Anyhoo…a few months ago he finally convinced me to give black beans another try. hmph. So I made Black Bean Soup in a bread bowl. (Everything is better with carbs :P) Turns out, I LOVE black beans..that soup was probably one of the best I ever had. For Reals. So when I saw these Black Bean Burgers, knowing Drew loves black beans and I apparently  have a new found like for them…I had to give them a shot. Oh meh goodness. SO GREAT! I hardly noticed it was meatless! It was nice and crispy on the outside, moist and extremely flavorful on the inside! It was SO filling, I couldn’t even finish it! You want these. Make them!

Black Bean Burger with a Sriracha Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 3 large patties

Black Bean Burger with a Sriracha Sauce


    For the Burgers:
  • 16 ounce can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 cup diced green peppers
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 Tablespoons red onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • 1/3 cup diced roasted red peppers
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup panko
  • Ciabatta Rolls
  • Slices of provolone cheese (optional)
  • Tomato (optional)
  • Lettuce (optional)
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1/4 cup Non-fat Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons minced Cilantro


  1. Preheat grill pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Add to a food processor the black beans, green peppers, garlic cloves, and red onion. Pulse until pureed. Transfer to a medium sized bowl.
  3. Add the egg and mix well.
  4. Add to the bean mixture: the cumin, chili powder, onion powder, cilantro, and roasted red peppers. Mix thoroughly,
  5. Add the panko and mix to combine.
  6. Form patties and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side.
  7. Transfer to rolls and top with Sriracha sauce!


Adapted from: Keep It Simple foods

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