Spicy Black Bean Burgers

I have been meaning to create a Black Bean Burger recipe since my trip to the USA back in August.  It has taken me this long, as  the Black Turtle Beans are not as readily available in the UK as they are in the States. Finally I found them in one of the larger Tesco Metro stores.

Admittedly this was my first time making them and I have to give myself a pat on the back for job well done.  I thought they were not only delicious and nutritious they also look pretty damn good for a maiden voyage.  Dont take my word for it! Give them a try and let me know what you think.



Servings 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories               160

Fat                        3 g

Carbohydrate   34 g

Protein                9 g

Fibre                    11 g


  • 1 tbsp(s),    Cinnamon
  • Pinch          Sea Salt
  • 2 tsp            Dried Chilli Flakes
  • 1                   Red Onion, Chopped
  • 100 g           Black Turtle Beans
  • 50 g             Rice flour
  • 10 g              Coconut Oil (to cook)
  • 1                   Egg
  • 2 tsp(s)       Hot Paprika
  • 1 tbsp(s)     Mixed Dried Herbs
  1. Rinse and boil the Black Turtle Beans until soft but no mushy
  2. Rinse the boiled Beans in cold water and
  3. Drain and blitz in the food processor for approx 30 secs
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients exc the coconut oil and blitz in the food processor until mixture is fully combine.  The texture should be firm but wet
  5. Divide the mixture into four equal amounts and shape to form patties
  6. Heat the Coconut Oil in a frying pan until smoking
  7. Fry the patties in the pan on one side until golden and then turn to cook the other side
  8. Serve with a salad or in your favourite seeded burger bun.  You can even make a batch and freeze to eat at a later date!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s