Air-Fryer Black Bean Veggie Burgers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Meatless meals will be so tasty when these hearty air-fryer veggie burgers are on the menu. Guacamole and sour cream make them seem decadent. —Jill Reichardt, St. Louis, Missouri
Air-Fryer Black Bean Veggie Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 small tomato, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • Optional: Reduced-fat sour cream and guacamole


  1. Preheat air fryer to 375°. Place beans in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Transfer to a large bowl. Add bread crumbs, tomato, jalapeno, egg, cilantro and garlic. Mix until combined. Shape into 4 patties.
  2. In batches, place patties on greased tray in air-fryer basket. Cook until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes. Turn; cook until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes longer. Serve on buns. If desired, top with sour cream and guacamole.

Test Kitchen tip
  • If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make this recipe on the stovetop.
  • Peppers (Hot)
    Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
    Air Fryer Cook Times
    Cook times vary dramatically among brands of air fryers. Refer to your air fryer manual for general cook times and adjust if necessary.

    Nutrition Facts

    1 burger: 323 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 576mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 9g fiber), 13g protein.