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Black Bean Burger recipe with Seared Apple and BBQ Sauce
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Black Bean Burger with Seared Apple and BBQ Sauce

This Black Bean Burger with Seared Apple and BBQ Sauce is hearty and packed with flavor! You don't have to be vegetarian to enjoy this burger!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 patties
Calories: 310kcal



  • 15 oz can Black Beans (rinsed and drained)
  • Green Pepper (seeded and diced)
  • ½ Red Onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Egg
  • cup Breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons BBQ sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh Black Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon Oregano
  • Oil for skillet


  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  • 4 Leaves Green Leaf Lettuce
  • 1 Granny Smith Apple cut into 16 slices
  • BBQ Sauce



  • Drain and rinse beans and then mash in a bowl to form a chunky paste.
  • Add all remaining ingredients, minus oil, to the beans and combine thoroughly.
  • Form into four patties.
  • Place in lightly oiled skillet, working in batches as needed, and cook on medium heat until brown crust forms, flip and repeat. Patty should firm up during cooking, if not, turn down the heat and let it cook through.


  • Lightly butter inside of buns and toast in heated skillet until buns begin to brown..
  • Add apple slices to skillet and sear until tender, but not mushy.


  • Place one slice of lettuce on each bun, top with black bean burger, 4 apple slices, and BBQ sauce.
  • Serve Immediately



Calories: 310kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 1317mg | Potassium: 538mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1265IU | Vitamin C: 16.6mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 4.3mg