Chattanooga Now Eat Right: Black Bean Burgers

Chattanooga Now Eat Right: Black Bean Burgers

December 31st, 2012 by Mary Beth Torgerson in Get Out - Bestmonth

Why We Love It

You don't have to be a vegetarian to go meatless once in a while. Notable household names from famous Food Network chef Giada De Laurentiis to FOX's hit series "House" star Olivia Wilde to Japanese artist, author and peace activist Yoko Ono have given up meat at least one night a week in honor of the Meatless Monday movement. According to, going meatless once a week may reduce the risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity. It can also help reduce your carbon footprint and save precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel. So, what's not to love? Take a bite out of these delicious black bean burgers and save more than a few calories.

Black Bean Burgers recipe from

Black Bean Burgers recipe from


2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

1 sweet onion, minced

2/3 cup breadcrumbs

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tablespoons sweet basil

2 tablespoons dried oregano

1 teaspoon cumin

2 eggs

Salt and pepper


Place black beans in a bowl and mash with a fork.

Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

Divide into 6-8 equal portions and shape into patties.

Place patties on a medium-hot grill for several minutes per side.


Serving Size: 1

Calories: 216.3

Calories from fat: 25

Total fat: 2.8 g

Saturated fat: 0.8 g

Cholesterol: 62 mg

Sodium: 114 mg

Total carbohydrate: 35.2 g

Dietary fiber: 9.8 g

Sugars: 1.6 g

Protein: 13 g