Grillable Spicy Black Bean Burgers

Easy Grillable Spicy Black Bean Burgers

Easy Grillable Spicy Black Bean Burgers loaded with flavour and goodness. These burgers hold up really well, making them perfect for the grill.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Author The Mostly Healthy


  • For the black bean patties
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 medium onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp spicy chili sauce
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs + about 1/4 cup for coating
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Onion and mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion
  • 10-12 mushrooms
  • 2 tsp tamari

Recommended toppings/sides

  • 1 avocado, sliced/mashed
  • Red pepper hummus
  • Ketchup
  • Salad leaves
  • Buns, toasted/grilled


  1. If grilling, heat the grill. Otherwise, preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 Fahrenheit).
  2. In a food processor, add black beans, onion, garlic, tomato puree, chili sauce paprika, cayenne pepper, and dried basil and blend. Once everything is well combined, add the breadcrumbs and blend again until a moldable dough form. If dry, add 1-3 extra tbsp tomato puree. If too wet, add more breadcrumbs. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  3. Divide and form the dough into four patties. Place on a plate or chopping board and slightly flatten with hands to form a 1-inch patty. Lightly coat with breadcrumbs (1/2-1 tsp per side). This will ease cooking. Place on a baking sheet or plate for grilling.
  4. If grilling, place your burgers on the preheated grill and cook for 7-10 minutes or until browned on the underside. Flip gently and cook for another 5-10 minutes. The burgers should feel firm when done.
  5. If cooking in the oven, place the burgers in the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until browned and firm.
  6. In the meantime, prepare the toppings/sides. Chopped the onion and mushrooms into thin slices. In a medium pan, cook the onion over high heat for 2-3 minutes then add the mushrooms and tamari and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  7. If desired, grill/toast the buns.
  8. To serve, spread hummus on bottom half of a toasted bun. Then add salad leaves, patty, avocado, onion/mushroom mix, ketchup or any other desired toppings.
  9. Store leftover burger patties in the fridge or freezer.