Back to Grilled Bean Burgers

Print Options


Card Sizes

Grilled Bean Burgers Recipe

Grilled Bean Burgers Recipe

These juicy veggie patties have major flavor with cumin, garlic and a little chili powder. They can hold their own against any veggie burger you‘d buy at the supermarket. —Marguerite Shaeffer, Sewell, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 8 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 8 lettuce leaves
  • 1/2 cup salsa


  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; saute onion 2 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in carrot and spices; cook and stir until carrot is tender, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • 2. In a large bowl, mash pinto and black beans using a potato masher. Stir in mustard, soy sauce, ketchup and carrot mixture. Add oats, mixing well. Shape into eight 3-1/2-in. patties.
  • 3. Place burgers on an oiled grill rack over medium heat or on a greased rack of a broiler pan. Grill, covered, or broil 4 in. from heat until lightly browned and heated through, 4-5 minutes per side. Serve on buns with lettuce and salsa. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger: 305 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 736mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 10g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.

Reviews for Grilled Bean Burgers

Sort By :

Average Rating
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2017

"These were delicious! I think they were even better than regular burgers. They held their shape and were easy to grill without sticking to the grates. I mashed the beans in a baggie. Also, I used Coconut Aminos instead of soy sauce. They taste really good with sandwich Thins and all of the toppings listed in the recipe."

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

"I've tried a lot of meatless burger recipes and this was one of the best. I had two cups of cooked black beans and no pinto beans, so I cut the recipe in half. I mashed the beans with a potato masher to leave them chunky, which helped add texture. I only had old-fashioned oats so I used those: more texture. I doubled the amount of oil (they're still a lot lower in fat than meat burgers) and used the higher amount of chili powder. I let the mixture rest a little before cooking to blend the flavors. Finally, I made the burgers smaller (eight from a half recipe) to fit the smaller slider buns I had on hand. I'll be saving this recipe for sure."

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

"I followed the recipe but the result wasn't good. The paddies look was ok but they were too soft.

The taste was also strange. It can be a matter of personal taste but i believe the onion and the mortared were too much and the soy sauce wasn't suitable at all.
I'll try to do this in a more "mediterranean" way adding salt instead of soy sauce, tomato instead of ketchup, a little onion, celery and white flour to make them more solid. Thank for the inspiration anyway."

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

"We found these to be bland and too soft to handle. For those expecting this recipe to replace real burgers, save your money."

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2012

"Very hard to puree even in my food processor because they beans were so dry. I used a pastry cutter which helped a lot. Little bland in taste but will make again and try to punch them up. Froze the ones I didn't grill between wax paper. Hopefully they will cook up fine."

Reviewed Jul. 21, 2012

"I had never tried making bean burgers before, but I was very happy with this recipe. I did change just a couple of things: I pureed the beans in a food processor for a smoother texture, and made them into sixteen mini patties, or "sliders," and as another person suggested, I refrigerated them (layered in wax paper) for a couple of hours before cooking. I did grill them on my charcoal grill, but put them on foil that I had coated with vegetable oil. They cooked up in minutes, and I kept them in a warm oven in a baking dish covered with foil until serving time. Delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2012

"I followed the recipe exactly. Both my wife and I found it to be very bland with no identifiable taste. It took a big effort and the results were very disappointing. The remaining Burgers are now becoming part of a rice and cheese casserole!"

Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"easy to heat oh Forman grease!"

Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

"As far as meatless burgers go, this is by far one of the best I've tried. Further to a similar comment someone else made, I made these burgers ahead of time then chilled them between two pieces of wax paper. They came off the paper nicely and held their shape when I was ready to put them on the BBQ."

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2011

"After making these burgers, I don't know if I would ever want another beef or turkey burger! These are fantastic! I noticed that the burgers that I grilled right after combining the mixture had a tendency to fall apart. I put the remaining mixture in the fridge and grilled up the rest a few hours later. These stayed together nicely."

Loading Image