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Black Bean Burger

Black Bean Burgers

  • Author: Paige Adams
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6-7 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


After a few pulses in the food processor, the mash for these black bean burgers with brown rice and jarred salsa is ready. Then just cook them in a skillet on the stove.


  • 2 scallions, roughly chopped
  • 115 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup roasted tomato salsa plus more for serving 
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 buns
  • Baby greens, sliced tomatoes and red onions for serving


  1. In a food processor, mince the scallions. Add the black beans, brown rice, salsa, cumin, salt and pepper. Pulse until the mixture is combined, but still chunky. Shape into 4 patties. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. To make the burgers, heat a non-stick grill pan or skillet over medium high heat. Cook the burgers, flipping once, for 6-7 minutes until they are lightly browned on both sides and heated through.
  3. Spread salsa on the buns and top the burgers with greens, tomatoes, red onions and salsa before serving.