Black Bean Burger⚓︎

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  • 2x 15-oz cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Generous 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp plain, unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp tamari
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for shallow frying
  • 8 whole wheat buns
  • Toppings such as cheese, slices of tomato or onion, pickles, mustard and/or ketchup


  • Use a fork to mash the beans in a large mixing bowl so they’re mushy but not totally smooth. There should still be some whole beans in the mixture
  • Add the chickpea flour, tomato paste, applesauce, chili powder, tamari, vinegar, lime juice, salt, and pepper, stirring to incorporate
  • In a skillet, pour a thin layer of oil and heat on medium heat
  • Place a generous 1/3 cup of the mixture in the center of the pan. Carefully press it into a round, pressing until the patty is about 3/4 inch thick. Repeat to form 2-4 burgers
  • Cook until browned and crisp on both sides (1-2 min per side). Flip as needed so that they cook evenly
  • Serve on buns, with cheese, slices of tomato and onion, pickles, mustard, and/or ketchup