Black Bean Burger

Everyone has their own black bean burgers these days, yet none of them were quite right for me. So I created my own black bean burger recipe

black bean burger with crispy sweet potato wedges

There are so many black bean burgers on the market these days, yet I’ve tried more bad versions than good. So, I created my own black bean burger recipe. It’s crispy on the outside, super filling, flavorful, and perfect for the next cookout or game day feature. It’s also vegan, and full of good-for-you benefits.

simply plated black bean burger with sweet potato wedge fries.

Why choose a vegan burger

Burgers are an American staple at many BBQs, birthday parties, game day gatherings, and more. Yet they honestly leave me feeling bloated, uncomfortable, and sluggish. I like the idea of a burger, yet want something that can delight my tastebuds without the negative side effects. The black beans and cooked quinoa give this burger a great texture, while the spices bring in a flavorful punch.

Though this homemade black bean burger recipe does take some time to prepare, it is well worth it. Store bought vegan burgers are often full of really processed ingredients, as well as tons of sodium. This vegan option offers real, whole food ingredients that actually taste good.

Black bean burger recipe

Let me breakdown my recipe as well as provide a few tips along the way for easy baking/storage. I use coconut oil in this recipe, because it withstands a higher heat than olive oil. Feel free to swap with avocado oil to avoid any coconut flavoring. If you want more perfectly shaped patties, use the rimmed part of a wide mouth mason jar lid to shape them. I use this method in my vegan hash cakes recipe from Fresh Start Autumn, and they turn out beautifully! Definitely don’t skip the fridge/freezer rest time. This ensures the patties don’t fall apart while cooking. Nobody wants crumbly burgers!

Freezing/prepping ahead options

Because this black bean burger recipe takes a bit to make, I usually double or triple the batch so that I can freeze them. Just follow steps 1-3, then put the frozen patties in freezer safe storage until you’re ready to cook. They don’t even need to thaw before cooking, just make sure add a few extra minutes per side in the skillet to cook through.

These vegan burgers can also be made a day or two in advance. If I know a block party is coming, I’ll make a batch a few days ahead, so they’re ready to go.

vegan black bean burger loaded with fresh toppings, a gluten free bun, and sweet potato wedges.

Plant based toppings for the black bean burger

If you want to make these burgers 100% vegan, that includes the toppings. To add in a creaminess without the cheese, I like to toss on a few slices of avocado. An avocado crema is also a great addition, to give creaminess + a little tang. Or try my vegan kale slaw recipe for a delicious crunch topping. Vegan pesto is another flavorful addition to spice up this black bean burger. And don’t forget the perfect fresh toppings, like lettuce, purple onion, and tomato.

If you need a gluten free bun option, check out this recipe from my friend Danielle Walker. I like to make a batch of these and freeze them, so I have one on hand for my next black bean burger!

Cookout-worthy sides

While this black bean burger recipe is the main feature of a cookout, we all know that sides play a vital role in a delicious meal. Check out these fresh sides that are both yummy and healthy!

Cauliflower buffalo wings– I often bring these to game day parties, and they’re always a huge hit! Don’t forget the cashew herbed dipping sauce!

Healthy-ish rice krispie treats– For sure a game changer, these delicious treats are an upgrade from the traditional rice krispies of my childhood.

Sweet potato chips + guacamole– My book, Simple Green Meals, has several amazing sides for any party. If the sweet potato wedges below aren’t your thing, definitely try my take on sweet potato chips, and this tried and true guacamole recipe. You could even top your vegan black bean burger with this guac, it’s that good!

Black Bean Burger

Perfect for a backyard BBQ or a fun family meal, this black bean burger is a winner. My family loves to pair them with sweet potato fries, and load them up with fresh tomatoes. 
5 from 14 votes
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Course: Entree
Cuisine: Plant-Based, Vegan
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Jen Hansard


For the Burgers:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil - plus more for cooking
  • 1 yellow onion - finely diced
  • 4 cloves clove garlic - minced
  • 1 15-oz can black beans - drained
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes - drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro - chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Sea salt - to taste
  • 6 hamburger buns - split in half


  • 1 tomato - sliced
  • 6 slices cheese - vegan, regular (optional)
  • 1 red onion - sliced
  • 6 lettuce leaves

For the Potato Wedges:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 sweet potatoes - peeled if desired, cut into 8 wedges each
  • sea salt - to taste


  • Heat the 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a skillet. Add the onion and saute until softened, about 5-10 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30-60 seconds.
  • Transfer to a mixing bowl and add all of the other ingredients in the bowl. Use your hands or potato masher to mash everything together, especially the beans. The mixture will be rather sticky. Taste and add salt, if needed.
  • Line a baking sheet or plate with parchment paper or plastic wrap. Form the burger mixture into 6 balls of equal size. Place the balls spaced about 3” apart on the plate or tray. Flatten gently with the palm of your hand to form a patty about 4-inches in diameter. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate or freeze until firm. (Wrap each burger individually if making ahead and storing in freezer.) If possible, don’t skip this step - it makes it much easier to cook and flip the burgers.
  • To cook burgers, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add a little coconut oil to the pan and let it get nice and hot, about 20-30 seconds. Place the burgers in the hot pan, working in batches, if needed. Cook first side until golden brown, about 5-8 minutes. Gently flip the burgers over and cook on the remaining side. If cooking burgers frozen, they will take a few extra minutes to warm through.
  • Serve with toppings on a bun with a side of baked sweet potato fries.

For the Potato Wedges: 

  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Heat oven to 450°.  Adjust oven racks so one is closer to the bottom of the oven, and one is closer to the top.
  • Toss the sweet potato wedges with the olive oil and arrange in single layers on the baking sheets. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Place the baking sheets in the oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes. Switch the baking sheets, top to bottom, and continue baking until fries are tender and golden on the edges, an additional 10-15 minutes.


  • These are more delicate than meat burgers, and hold together best after being refrigerated or frozen. Be gentle when turning.
  • To make these gluten-free, substitute gluten-free bread crumbs or almond meal for the regular bread crumbs. Serve on a gluten-free bun or bed of leafy greens.
  • Nutrition facts don't include the sweet potato fries


Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 485mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2422IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 335mg | Iron: 4mg
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  1. Jessica says:

    5 stars
    It’s tough to find a good black bean burger when I go out to eat. I’m really excited to have this recipe so I can at least have great ones at home!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      Maybe you should give this recipe to the restaurants you go to. Ha!

  2. Kat B. says:

    5 stars
    Love the tip about fridge/freezer time! My husband has always been frustrated when trying to grill any kind of vegan burgers I make. That should help a ton and can’t wait to try these!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      It’s a great tip that should really help! Let us know how it goes!

  3. Kim says:

    5 stars
    I love black bean burgers and am so glad I found a recipe that isn’t mushy. So, so good!

  4. Erin says:

    5 stars
    WOW. I really like black bean burgers, and this one hits the mark on flavor and texture. I loaded it up with purple onion, sautéed mushrooms, and wrapped it in lettuce.

  5. Kavli Kukreja says:

    5 stars
    I love this recipe! Especially with some grilled mushrooms and on a bed of spinach! Yum!!

  6. Dani Mitchell says:

    5 stars
    I made these last weekend for my family and we really enjoyed them. I like how hearty they are (and not mushy). You really do feel satisfied with them. i added grilled mushrooms and onions… and all my fav condiments and i was a very happy camper!

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      A non-mushy black bean burger is a total game changer!

  7. SGS Rawkstar Erin says:

    5 stars
    So good!

  8. Erin says:

    My family loves these burgers! Filling, great taste, and I definitely don’t miss meat eating these.

  9. Karen says:

    Accidentally deleted my Let’s Eat plan that had this recipe. So glad to see it here – one of my favorites!

  10. Karen says:

    I did in fact get the “Let’s Eat” plan & love it! Any future meal plans or cookbooks, especially vegan, in the future? I did the Fresh Start cleanse too & the food was so delicious it’s almost spoiled me for eating anything else.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Karen,

      Great question! A little bird told me Simple Green Smoothies might be coming out with more seasonal options for Let’s Eat. So keep your fingers crossed + an eye out!

      Cheers 🙂

  11. JAN says:

    We are in Mexico a lot. Can I substitute something else for the sun dried tomatoes? I am sure I can’t buy them there.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Jan,

      Of course! I love adding fresh tomatoes to these burgers in place of sun-dried!

      Cheers 🙂

    • Marisa saucedo says:

      Hi Jan!
      I live in Mexico and you can find dried tomatoes at any Walmart, Costco, Sams, HEB, organic food stores, organic food markets, etc.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Thanks for sharing, Marisa!

  12. Looks so good ! I have to test it out for my blog !

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Mariane,

      If you post this recipe to your blog, we’d love to hear what you think! Make sure and share the link!

      Cheers 🙂

  13. Karen says:

    Made both the black bean burger and sweet potato wedges, and loved them!! Can’t wait for more recipes to come.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Karen,

      Rawesome! Have you checked out our Let’s Eat Meal Plan?

      Cheers 🙂

  14. Cassandre Galette says:

    I am making dinner tomorrow night and this is definitely what we are having. My family is resisting the veggies but at least once a week the rule is to have a meatless meal.

    Most of my meals are meatless, the rest of the family has compromised. I have no doubt that this will be an often requested option.

    Thanks a bunch.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Cassandre,

      Looking for Meatless Monday ideas? I definitely suggest checking out our Let’s Eat Meal Plan! After testing a few of the recipes, my family is craving veggie packed dinners! And all of the recipes are family friendly!!

      Reach back out + let us know what your family thinks of the Black Bean Burgers recipe!

  15. Yvette says:

    Warning: not a black bean fan (but trying) and very little luck finding a veggie burger I like. So…well done. these are really tasty and I am thinking of taking them camping with me next weekend to introduce them to my friends. the only changes I made were no cumin (ew) so double the chili powder, and pepisitas instead of sesame, over a small bed of pasta. Still need to work on cooking them frozen. thank you!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Yvette,

      Yay! We’re so excited this Black Bean Burger was a hit! Not a fan of black beans, you can always change up this recipe + use black-eyed peas or white beans!

      Cheers 🙂

  16. Rita says:

    Are the recipe in the form of an e-book

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Rita,

      Yes! Our Let’s Eat Meal Plan is an e-book!

      Cheers 🙂

  17. Nicole says:

    I made them last night and they were delicious but hard to eat because they fell apart. I am curious to know if anyone finds a way to keep them sticking together. I did refrigerate them overnight.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Nicole,

      Thanks for reaching out! Finding your burgers falling apart? Try freezing them next time!

      Cheers 🙂

  18. Paul says:

    Tried this recipe yesterday, Me and my wife think they are awesome.
    The burgers were very flavorful and so were the fries.
    Thank you very much for all your efforts to create healthy meals.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Paul,

      Thanks for reaching out + sharing your feedback! We can’t wait to share our completed Let’s Eat Meal Plan with you! Working hard behind the scenes to make sure everything is perfect!

      Cheers 🙂

  19. Karen says:

    Usually I have to fight my kids to get any leftovers when I make black beans since they inhale them instantly. But I managed to save some finally for this recipe…they are delicious! I made them with the almond meal instead of flour & they held together pretty well, especially after freezing. Didn’t quite get six, though, since I had a hard time resisting the need to sample it while mixing…!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Karen,

      Yay! We’re so excited to hear you + your family loved our Black Bean Burgers! Thanks for reaching out + letting us know!

      Cheers 🙂

  20. Lisa says:

    I made these for dinner last night and they were amazing. I’ve tried several black bean burger recipes in the past, and this one was by far the best. I especially loved the sun flower seeds. I ended up cooking them on the grill on top of a well-oiled piece of foil and it worked out great. Thanks ladies!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Lisa,

      Yay! Thank you so much for sharing your burger love with us! We love the idea of grillin’ these burgers, so thank you for sharing the tip of using a well-oiled piece of foil.

      Cheers 🙂

  21. Lisa says:

    They look good – trying them this weekend.

  22. michele says:

    These turned out great. I omitted the cilantro, and I was a little uncertain how they would turn out when I started mashing the mix with the potato masher, but we were pleasantly surprised with their flavor and texture. They’re in the freezer now and I’m going to cook them for dinner tonight with the sweet potato fries, I’m looking forward to dinner!

    I’m wondering, has anyone tried these with brown rice instead of quinoa? We often have leftover brown rice in the fridge that we could use up with this recipe.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Michele,

      Yay! We hope your family enjoys dinner tonight! Rice sounds like a great substitute for quinoa in this recipe!

      Cheers 🙂

  23. Beverley says:

    This is one recipe I am looking forward to trying… It just sounds so yum. I have everything except the black beans.. Roll on lunch time so I can pop out to the shops.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Beverley,

      Reach back out + let us know what you think!

      Cheers 🙂

  24. Michelle says:

    Followed the recipe to a “T” tonight and loved it! Will definitely be making the burgers again, but happy that I have several stocked in the freezer for an easy meal the next time. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to your cookbook!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Michelle,

      Thank you so much for taking the time to try our recipe + let us know what you think! We can’t wait to share more recipes from our “Lets Eat” meal plan with you!

      Cheers 🙂

  25. Diana Simplair says:

    These were awesome! My husband is not a huge fan of veggie burgers and even he liked these!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Diana,

      YAY! Thanks for sharing the Black Bean Burger love! 🙂

  26. abby says:

    I am making these this week. I already have all of the ingredients on hand. There is no way these taste any less than amazing!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Abby,

      Yay! We hope you love these burgers as much as we do! Reach back out after this weekend + let us know what you think!

      Cheers 🙂

  27. Gaby says:

    Just had a patty with a slice of cheese bread and topped with slices of avocado. Did not make the sweet potatoes fries. It was delicious. I doubled the amount of cilantro. Pan fried the patty in medium heat.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Gaby!

      Yay! We’re so excited to hear you enjoyed our recipe, thank you so much for reaching out + letting us know!

      Cheers 🙂

  28. Chantal says:

    I made the patties today. The mix was tasty even before mashing it and I might serve it simply so with a green salad for lunch or dinner.I did mash and freeze them and we’ll try them as burger over greens ….Just the tablespoon i tasted was so filling i can’t really imagine adding a bun and sweet potato fries. Or maybe after a long hike in the woods ….;-)

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Chantal,

      We love the idea of serving the black bean burger over leafy greens! We never want our SGS tribe to feel deprived, so we ensure our recipes are filling + satisfying. Too much food? Feel free to adjust the recipe to what you + your body needs!

      Cheers 🙂

  29. Claudia says:

    Can’t wait to go shopping and make them.

  30. Yvonne says:

    Can’t wait to try 🙂
    I get so mad when you want to try a recipe, and you have to buy ingredients, like a certain spice, it’s ridiculous expensive and you only need a pinch.
    I can’t wait to see and try your recipes!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Yvonne,

      Don’t have a specific spice on hand? Our recipes are here to inspire you, so please don’t feel like you need to follow them to a T. Adjust the recipe based on the spices you enjoy + what you have available!

      Cheers 🙂

  31. Molly Wickwire says:

    looks like something I would like to try. You girls are awesome. Looking forward to getting your cookbook.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Molly,

      Yay! We’re pumped to hear you’re excited about this recipe, + can’t wait to share a whole month’s worth of recipes in our Let’s Eat meal plan!

  32. Michele says:

    Awesome recipe! Just one alternative to the bun…I made sliders and used the sweet potatoes (cut round) as buns…yummy! Can’t wait for the book!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Michele,

      Great idea! Sweet potato makes the perfect veggie bun! I especially love making sweet potato buns on the stove by mixing shredded sweet potato, herbs + an egg!

      Cheers 🙂

  33. Elizabeth says:

    Perfect! These are amazing as they are or tweaked just like any other burger. Sometime I just want a burger like it is, sometimes I want to add more!

    Thanks y’all for your inspiration!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Elizabeth!

      Yay! Thank you so much for reaching out + letting us know what you think of this recipe!

  34. Latisha says:

    I love this recipe. Instead of having sweet potatoes on the side, I added a boiled and mashed sweet potato to the mix; to try a sweet potato and black bean burger instead. And added some red bell pepper, sweet corn, coconut flour, basil, onion powder, coriander, kosher salt, ground black pepper and cumin to the mix. Those sweet potato wedges sound like a great idea. I’ll be sure to add those on the side next time.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Latisha,

      Yum! Your additions sound amazing! We love getting creative + trying new additions to our black bean burgers!

  35. Karen says:

    I can’t WAIT to try these burgers! And I’m also very, very excited about the new cookbook. After completing Fresh Start 21, I have not gone back to processed foods…in fact, I’m pretty much still eating from the FreshStart recipes and also the Oh She Glows cookbook. Cannot WAIT for this new one. Thank you for addressing what is a problem for many of us…trying to cook and eat healthy after a long day at work!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Karen,

      Cheers to eating healthy + clean following our FreshStart21 cleanse!! That’s amazing! We can’t wait to share the rest of our meal plan with you! It’s the perfect complement to our cleanse to continue a simple, easy (quick dinners, slow cooker meals) + healthy lifestyle!

      Cheers 🙂

  36. Bryan Barfoot says:

    I added some hot sauce to the burgers. Gave them some more punch. i have a 3-3/4 inch ring that is a little mover 1/4 inch that I oil up and put my mix in. I push it out of the ring and have professional looking burgers with sharp edges. On the wedges I used some herbs like dill and Sage. I put the herbs in a bowl with the oil and use a brush to coat the wedges. I am telling you this better than the other recipe I had. Thanks.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Bryan,

      Yum! We love the idea of adding a little bit of heat to these black bean burgers with a dash of hot sauce! Love that you use a ring to help shape your burgers, I love using the ring of a mason jar, they look professional + make it so easy!

      We can’t wait to share the rest of our recipes with you!

      Cheers 🙂

  37. Sheila Datt says:

    First, many thanks for addressing everyone’s dinner time dilemna!
    Even though I am a professional cook, at home I stay clear of recipes that have more than 10 ingredients.
    Great quick answer to making a terrific burger. I would skip the bun and use 1/3 cup gluten free flour or oats to hold it together. I’d like to add a steamed vegetable or raw carrots and cucumbers in lieu of the potatoes. Filling, satisfying and non-inflammatory.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Sheila,

      We can definitely tell you’re a professional cook, as we love your suggestions! While we think our recipes are pretty great, it’s all about inspiring others to create simple + easy meals that they love, while being healthy + nutritious! Adding raw carrots + cucumber…yum!! We can’t wait to hear from others about how they make our black bean burger recipe!

  38. Cheryl Weir says:

    Perfect! Living in California, I put everything on the grill outside! If you’re worried about them falling through, you can put them on a veggie grilling tray, it works like a charm!

    I’ll definitely keep the extras in the freezer for spontaneous grilling!

  39. Beverly says:

    I am a green smoothie addict but also over time I no longer eat processed food so to be really healthy ditch the bread and eat your burger on top a salad it is wonderful and no guilt. The less processed food you eat the better you will feel.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Beverly,

      It’s all about what works for you! I love this recipe on top of a big green salad, or I make sweet potato buns on the stove top by combining grated sweet potato, herbs, and an egg! It’s fun to get creative!

  40. Alaa says:

    this looks so delicious

  41. Diana Simplair says:

    I actually have everything for this in my pantry 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Diana,

      Yay! We love that you have everything already in your pantry! That was our goal, simple healthy recipes that don’t require anything too fancy or too labor intensive!

  42. Kerry says:

    I am definitely trying this in the next day or two. I have wished for you guys to make a cookbook ever since I bought the FS21! This makes me happy!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Kerry,

      Yay! Reach back out + let us know how you enjoy our Black Bean Burger recipe. We can’t wait to share the rest of our meal plan with you!!

    • Kerry says:

      Soooooo good! I’ve never liked veggie burgers before, but my husband and I both thought these were amazing! I have already pre-ordered the cookbook, and I can hardly wait!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Kerry,

      Rawesome! We’re so excited to hear you loved this recipe, + we can’t wait to share more recipes from our “Let’s Eat” meal plan with you. Keep an eye out for more details soon!

  43. Kathleen Frascona says:

    And YUM!

    This was easy to make. Fresh and delicious, I did add crushed red peppers and topped it with banana peppers – I like a “little” kick.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Kathleen,

      YAY! We’re so excited to hear you enjoyed our Black Bean Burger recipe. Love the idea of adding a little spice with crushed red peppers! And topping with banana peppers, Mmmm….

  44. Paulett says:

    Made it last night! ! Love it and will definitely add to my collection . Replaced the breadcrumb with almond flour and it was wonderful. Would be tasty in a veggie wrap

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Paulett,

      Yum! Almond flour is a great substitute for breadcrumbs in this recipe. Love your idea for serving our Black Bean Burger in a veggie wrap!

  45. Sue Hunt says:

    For me, a fruit topping is a bit of a challenge to the tastebuds. What about a fresh salsa: tomatoes, onions, cilantro and lemon juice.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Sue,

      Yum! Salsa sounds like the perfect addition to our black bean burger recipe!

  46. Sue Hunt says:

    Using a measuring cup is easy when you know that a US cup is 8 fluid oz. I just measure accordingly.

    I’d rather not pack out recipes with commercial starchy gluten free flour or bread. It would be really useful to have a list of whole food alternatives which work well in the recipe.

    You have set the bar very high with your 21 Days recipes. I’m really looking forward to 4 weeks of clean eating.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Sue,

      Looking to leave the bun behind? This recipe is perfect on top of a delicious green salad or I love swapping out a bun for sweet potato!

  47. Ami Carr says:

    What a fabulous thing you are doing! I need this! Just wondering if the majority of the recipes will be vegan or adaptable to vegan? I want to stay away from cheese, meat and gluten for now…THANK YOU so much!!!!!!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Ami,

      Great question! Some of our recipes include dairy, but you can easily adjust our recipes to meet your dietary needs! I’ve continued a vegan diet following our FreshStart21 cleanse, and have enjoyed many of our Lets Eat meals!

      Cheers 🙂

  48. Sherri Visnaw says:

    Going to try these burgers minus the buns as we’re eating low carb. Sounds wonderful and easy too. Can’t wait for the cookbook!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Sherri,

      Our Black Bean Burger recipe is perfect on top of a fresh green salad or sweet potato makes the perfect bun alternative!

  49. Loree Fitzgerald says:

    These look great. I’ve used a far simpler black bean recipe (three ingredients) that I really like.

    Personally, I’m going to serve the burgers with the potato wedges, but I’ll omit the buns. Especially since there’s bread crumbs in the mix. Too much starch for me. But yum all the way. Can hardly wait for the book.

    Oh, was this line a mis-print?… “Tip: Use freshly chopped strawberries, blueberries, and banana for a textured, colorful topping.”

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Loree,

      Whoops, great eye! Definitely a misprint on our end, we love to top these burgers with tomato, onions, lettuce, + a slice of cheese. Too much starch? Substitute gluten-free bread crumbs or almond meal for the regular bread crumbs, and serve on a gluten-free bun or bed of leafy greens.

  50. Maggie Olson says:

    Yummy! I’m wondering if you are planning on including and combining your weekly GS recipe lists along with the lists for this meal plan? Will the same ingredients be getting used in multiple recipes? Like will cilantro, which I have to buy in a big bunch, be included in a smoothie recipe or other dinner recipe to minimize wasting ingredients?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Maggie,

      Great question! We hate waste, especially delicious herbs + leafy greens, so we’ve worked to organize our meal plan to ensure you use each item in our weekly shopping list.

  51. Beverley Jamieson says:

    I live in the UK also and have no problems with using cup measurements!! I love the Black Bean Burger recipe. I do sweet potato wedges all the time. I personally cannot wait for the cookbook.
    Karen if you live in London, checkout the 99p shops or Pound land, they sell the measuring cups/spoons on a ring, they come in a nice bright orange. Honest it really isn’t that difficult to follow the recipes using a cup measurement. Thats what I used when doing the FS21 programme.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Beverley,

      Thank you so much for sharing! We love our international SGS tribe, + love hearing ways to make the conversions easier!

      Cheers 🙂

  52. Karen McDonald says:

    loved the Black Bean Burger recipe and wedges, as much as I also love the smoothies.
    However as I live in the UK ,we don’t use the Cup measurements and I find them a nightmare and very off putting if there’s no UK conversion.
    Please print your recipes in UK versions – I wouldn’t buy a Cup based recipe book no matter how good the recipes looked – sorry , but would definitely buy the UK version one.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Karen,

      Thank you so much for reaching out + sharing your suggestion! Our upcoming book includes great conversion charts, + we will continue to look into ways to make the different measurements easier for our international SGS Tribe!

      Cheers 🙂

  53. Angie says:

    Sounds good, but gut reaction is too many ingredients for a busy, working family on a week night.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Angie,

      Too time consuming? Our Black Bean Burgers are perfect for prepping on the weekend + keeping in the freezer for a quick delicious + healthy week-day dinner.

      Cheers 🙂

  54. Lisa Ann says:

    This sounds delicious! I would definitely be interested in more recipes like this! I’m always looking for EASY, delicious, make-ahead recipes that are vegan or vegetarian. I will NOT eat tofu, seitan, or TVP – tried all – meat substitutes are gross! I would not be interested in the recipes if they include meat or meat substitutes…..

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Lisa,

      Then you have no worries! All of our recipes include real, whole foods! No meat substitutes in sight! We can’t wait to share more recipes with you!

  55. Marina says:

    I love it!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Thanks, Marina! We can’t wait to share the complete meal plan with you! 🙂

  56. Pam says:

    I am an everyday green smoothie drinker, and your Black Bean Burger is fabulous! I also am a carnivore in moderation with my family along with wheat so had no issues with these healthy ingredients.
    We added sliced Avacado to top the burger with Spinach leaves, and the Tomato, substituted oatmeal/rolled oats in place of bread crumbs. YUM!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Pam,

      Yum! Love the idea of adding oats + avocado to our Black Bean Burger recipe!

  57. Ju says:

    I love the sweet potato wedges!!

  58. Joy says:

    So excited about your simple, healthy, and delicious recipes!!! I’m all in! And will no doubt enjoy my new meal tastings. Thanks again Jadah, Jen & SGS team!!!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Joy,

      Yay, we’re excited too! We can’t wait to share more recipes with you!

  59. Jennifer says:

    I will give this a try. Looks and sounds pretty tasty. I even think my teenager would enjoy the burger.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Jennifer,

      Reach back out + let us know how you enjoy our Black Bean Burger recipe!

  60. Romell says:

    Hi Ladies,
    I am very interested in your meals. All thought I think your black bean burger would be great their are some of us who have some restricted diets. I and my husband are heart patients and have to watch what we eat. My husband has been told to watch the wheat in his diet along with others things. So I guess the questions would be could you make your meals and then maybe add an alternative to some of things heart patient could eat.

    I will try your black bean burger without the sweet potatoes wedges. Looking forward to the rest of your meals.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Romell,

      Looking to avoid some grains? Substitute breadcrumbs in our Black Bean Burger recipe with almond meal, + lose the bun for a delicious green salad or I love making a sweet potato bun on the stove top by combining grated sweet potato, herbs, + an egg.

      Hope these substitutes help you + your husband enjoy this recipe!

  61. Tia says:

    I look forward to trying the burger. In effort to reduce my gluten exposure, I will make it a lettuce wrap. I also like to add fresh rosemary to my sweet potato fries, — yummy!

    • Peggy says:

      Looks Delicious. For a low cal meal, I smash the beans before I make them into a burger and put spicy salsa on top to serve. No bun. Cucumber, tomato and avacado salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil on the side.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Yum, Peggy, great suggestion!!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Tia,

      Love the idea of losing the bun for a fresh lettuce wrap!

  62. Mari says:

    This looks and sounds so good. I can’t wait to try it. This is something my whole family can enjoy. If the rest of the recipes are like this one then I will definitely be purchasing the book.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Mari,

      Yay! We’re so excited to hear your excitement for our Black Bean Burger recipe + can’t wait to share the rest of our meal plan with you! Reach back out + let us know how you + your family enjoy this recipe!

  63. Shannon says:

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Shannon,

      Yay! Reach back out + let us know how you enjoy our Black Bean Burger recipe!

  64. Vladka says:

    In my opinion most of those who start to drink green smoothies are more interested in raw food vegan recipes, they would not consider a burger made out of wheat flour a part of a healthy diet. However, i am your fan and i wish you good luck 🙂 i am sure the recipe can be modified

    • Shannon says:

      I have been drinking green smoothies for 2 years, and I think this looks like a delicious meal. I know many green smoothie drinkers who would love it.

    • Mari says:

      I agree!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Shannon,

      Yay, we’re so excited to have you blendin’ with us + can’t wait to share our complete meal plan with you!

      Cheers 🙂

    • Sylvia says:

      I LOVE green smoothies because of Simple Green Smoothies girls! But I have NO desire to give up wheat (because I have no allergies, etc.) And DEFINITELY not meat, haha! And I have many friends who feel the same 🙂 I think people who need to or want to know how to make substitutions.

      I’m for sure trying this asap! Meatless Monday!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Sylvia,

      Everyone is different + it’s all about finding what works best for you + your body! We can’t wait to share more of our recipes with you!

      Cheers 🙂

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Vladka,

      Great point! Looking to avoid wheat + keep vegan, substitute breadcrumbs for almond meal, + lose the bun in place of a delicious green salad! Our recipes are here to inspire you, so definitely feel free to make any adjustments to fit whats best for you + your body!

      Cheers 🙂

  65. Lisa Hickman says:

    I use a recipe similar to this but use pumpkin seeds and minced mushrooms (cooked with the onion and garlic) instead of bread crumbs and sunflower seeds.

    I also make sweet potato “fries” like this, but sprinkle a bit of Ceylon cinnamon (naturally sweeter tasting than grocery store cinnamon) on as they come out of the oven.

    Wonderful start to what I know will be a “must-have” cookbook for me!!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Lisa,

      Yum! Adding mushrooms + pumpkin seeds sounds like very tasty additions! And will need to look for Ceylon cinnamon. Thank you so much for sharing!

  66. Bahbi Stanton says:

    Re: Black Bean Burger and Sweet Potato Wedges: I won’t ever even try this recipe/meal, ’cause (1) I don’t eat wheat or any wheat products, so I won’t ever eat any kind of a “burger”; (2) my husband would absolutely refuse to eat black bean anything–he even requires his refried beans to be pinto or kidney beans; 3) also, I might love your sweet potato wedges, but he would refuse to even try them.

    He’s 87, and has lost most of his sense of taste due to chemo for a cancer he had several years ago, so he refuses to eat what he can’t taste, or what tastes bad to him, and likewise refuses to eat anything he never liked before the chemo on the premise that he’s “87 years old, and entitled to eat only what he damn well wants to eat”.

    That’s why I love green smoothies so much; I can cook him something from the limited list he’ll eat, and then make whatever smoothie I want for me. (After which, he almost always says “what’s in that?” and them makes a face and tells me how yucky it must be.)

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Bahbi,

      It’s all about finding what works for you, your body + your taste buds! We’ll be sharing more recipes from our new meal plan, and hope you’ll find a few that your husband enjoys!

      Thank you so much for sharing! We love hearing how green smoothies fit into your life!

      Cheers 🙂

  67. Michelle says:

    My kids have coconut allergies. What kind of oil would you recommend in place of coconut oil?

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Michelle,

      Have coconut allergies in your family? Extra virgin olive oil makes a great substitute!

  68. Samantha says:

    These look fantastic, I can’t wait to make them!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Samantha,

      We think they taste fantastic too! Reach back out + let us know what you think!

  69. Elisabeth says:

    I love coconut oil! and baking the sweet potato wedges in coconut oil gives them an extra taste edge that i love.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Elisabeth,

      We love cooking with coconut oil, + love hearing that you do too!

      Cheers to health, happiness, + yummy potato wedges!

  70. Gina says:

    Can I use olive oil instead? I don’t really care for coconut oil.

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Gina,

      Of course! Extra virgin olive oil is a great substitute for coconut oil in this recipe!

      Cheers 🙂

  71. Mariah says:

    How exactly do you incorporate the freshly chopped strawberries, blueberries, and banana?

    • Amika says:

      I was thinking the same thing!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Amika,

      Our mistake! Top these burgers with tomato, onion, lettuce + sliced cheese!

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Mariah,

      Whoops, a misprint on our part! Our apologizes! Top these delicious burgers with tomato, onion, lettuce, + sliced cheese!

      Thanks for pointing that out!

  72. Elizabeth says:

    Can I substitute another kind of bean? I hate black beans…

    • SGS Rawkstar says:

      Hi Elizabeth,

      Not a fan of black beans. No worries! Swap in white beans, pinto beans, or black eyed peas!

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