Vegetarians get cheated at barbecues. No more! These black bean burgers are amazing. You won’t have to disinvite vegetarians from summer because they don’t eat meat.

Five-Cent Veggie Burgers

  • Servings: 10-12
  • Difficulty: moderate
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  • 1 chopped onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1.5 c black beans (cooked)
  • 1 tsp dried coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 c bread crumbs (or so)
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Butter or olive oil
  1. Sauté onions in butter or olive oil. Add garlic.
  2. Add the cooked beans.
  3. Mash in a food processor or with an old-school potato masher.
  4. Add 1/2 to 3/4 cups of bread crumbs (until it’s a burger consistency).
  5. Form into burger patties.
  6. Bread with the remaining bread crumbs and fry in butter or olive oil.


  • Cheddar cheese, tomato, avocado, raw onions, cilantro
  • Vegan: use oil for frying and sautéing.
  • Vegetarian: This one’s vegetarian
  • Carnivore: See “keto.”
  • Keto: Nope. You’re out of luck with the beans. But you could sub out beans for a great big slab of steak and skip the bun. That should work.
  • Gluten Free: Sub out the bread crumbs. I’ve used almond flour to hold this together. Skip the bun.


COST: $ (Nearly free)