The Millennial Chef

Black Bean Burger

Everyone loves a burger, it’s just a fact. However, not everyone is too keen on that dreaded veggie burger that can sometimes tastes like cement. This black bean burger is the polar opposite of cement!! It's packed with flavor, has a similar consistency of beef, and is a whole lot healthier! The mixture  is pulsed in food processor, to make your life a helluva lot easier, then formed into patties and grilled for couple minutes each side. Then I made a quick spicy mayo with sriracha and Worcestershire, and finished the burger with slice of tomato and mixed greens w/ arugula! 



1 16 oz can black beans, drained

1 cup of bread crumbs

1 egg

1/2 cup parmesan cheese

1 cup of onions

1 tablespoon of chili powder

1 teaspoon of paprika

1 teaspoon of cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 lime, juiced

Salt and pepper, to taste

Extra virgin olive oil

4-5 brioche buns, toasted

Quick Spicy Mayo-

1/4 cup of mayo

1 tablespoon of sriracha

1 teaspoon of Worcestershire

Salt and pepper, to taste

Toppings- sliced tomato, mixed greens with arugula, and cheddar cheese

Serving size- makes about 4-5 burgers, depending on the size


  1. Start by getting out a food processor (if you don't, put everything in a bowl and mash with a fork). Add all of the ingredients under "burger" in a food processor and pulse until everything in combined. Taste for seasonings. Form the mixture into the patties, (whatever size you like!), and then add a tablespoon of olive oil to a cast iron skillet. Fry the burgers about 3-4 minutes on each side. You can add a slice of cheddar cheese on each slice in the last minute and melt, but that's optional.
  2. While the burgers are cooking, make your spicy mayo. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix. Taste for seasonings. Then, toast your buns in the oven or in a pan with a little butter. Set everything aside.
  3. Once the burgers have cooked it's time to assemble! Put a generous amount of your spicy mayo down on both sides of the bun, then add the black bean burger, then the tomato and lastly the greens! Serve with a cucumber/corn/tomato salad and you have yourself a balanced meal!

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