Low-Calorie Black Bean Burgers

Low-Calorie Black Bean Burgers

If you love burgers but not the guilt of diving into a greasy double-decker, try these low-calorie black bean burgers as a yummy substitution.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    First you will prepare the black bean patties. Place the black beans in a medium-sized bowl. With the back of a fork, partially mash the beans until they can be shaped into a patty, but they do not have to be completely mashed smooth. To the mashed black beans, add the breadcrumbs, egg, Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper, and mix well until all of the ingredients are well combined.
  2. Step 2

    To cook the bean patties, heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Step 3

    If using the recipe as is, use 1/4 of the bean mixture for each patty. Shape each portion into disc-shaped patties that are about 3/4-inch thick using your hands. Gently form them until you get four uniform patties. 
  4. Step 4

    Place the patties into the skillet and cook on each side about 4 minutes or until the patties become lightly browned and are firm.
  5. Step 5

    To serve up the black bean burgers, serve each patty on a whole-wheat bun and finish off with the burger toppings you desire such as lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced onion, sliced pickles, ketchup, and mustard.