Freezer Friendly Black Bean Burgers

Yield: 6 burger patties 1x
Prep: 5 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutes

You won’t be able to resist these veggie packed burgers filled with peppers, onions, garlic, and a can of black beans! Freezer Friendly Black Bean Burgers are SO easy to prepare ahead, freeze, and reheat whenever you need a quick meal!



  • 1 jalapeño, stem and seeds removed, cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, cut into large chunks
  • 1/2 small white onion, cut into large chunks
  • 1 (15 ounce) can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive or avocado oil
  • make it a burger: buns, greens, avocado, pesto goat cheese pictured – any toppings work great!


To cook:

  1. Place rinsed beans on a plate lined with a paper towel to help remove excess moisture. Place another paper towel over the beans and pat dry.
  2. Add the large vegetable chunks to a food processor and pulse until finely diced. Remove the lid and scrape down the sides if necessary.
  3. Next, add black beans, eggs, garlic, chili powder, salt and pepper to the food processor bowl. Process on high until blended with fine chunks remaining – it should resemble something along the lines of a thick black bean soup.
  4. Transfer the black bean mixture to a bowl. Add the breadcrumbs and stir until well mixed. Refrigerate for 20 minutes to help the mixture firm up.
  5. Form six burger patties from the mixture and set them on a flat tray. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place burgers into the pan and cook for 6-7 minutes or until browned, then flip and cook for another 6 minutes until browned. Serve on a bun with all your favorite toppings!

To freeze:

  • Place the cooked burgers on a flat tray and let them cool completely.
  • Once cool, place the entire tray in the freezer until the burgers are frozen solid, 3-4 hours.
  • Remove the tray from the freezer and transfer the burgers into an airtight freezer safe container. Return the burgers in the container to the freezer until you need them.

To reheat:

  • From the fridge: Cook in the microwave on High for 60 seconds OR heat in a pan on the stove over medium heat for 3 minutes on each side.
  • From the freezer: Cook in the microwave on High for 90 seconds OR heat in a pan on the stove over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side.


Recipe adapted from Homemade Black Bean Burgers from All Recipes. Nutrition information estimated with My Fitness Pal and includes black bean patty only.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 burger patty
  • Calories: 160
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Protein: 8g
© Author: Danielle
Method: Stovetop