Eat Clean Bean Burgers {recipe}

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I’m a huge fan of beef and enjoy my eat clean hamburgers, but sometimes it’s good to switch things up.

I recently came across a recipe for black bean burgers and thought I’d give it a try!

Since I didn’t have black beans in my pantry, I used red kidney beans. Other beans may also work.

As with all my recipes, this one is simple to make and takes less than 30 minutes.


2 cans red kidney beans (or black beans), rinsed
1/2 sweet pepper, chopped
1 sweet onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp chili flakes
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp parsley
1/3 cup quick oats
1 egg


1. Place beans, pepper, garlic, and onion in a food processor, blend until paste-like consistency.

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2. Transfer mixture to bowl and add chili flakes, cayenne pepper, chili powder, parsley, oats, and egg. Mix together.

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3. Form into 6 patties (use a 1/2 cup to measure) and place on baking sheet. (I use silicone).

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4. Bake at 350 about 10 minutes each side. Be careful when flipping, they are delicate.

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They turned out pretty good! With the spices there is definitely a “kick” to them and adding some homemade BBQ sauce enhanced the taste.

Nutritional Info (per patty): 215 cal, 12g protein, 28g carbs (10g fiber), 2g fat.

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  • Pres

    Awesome recipe. Was Thanksgiving this weekend and needed a quick & easy vegetarian recipe for myself then came across this. Awesome and tasted amazing.

    • FitHealthy365

      So glad you liked it! :) – Lydia