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Black Bean Burger

Rich in taste and texture, this black bean burger will make a great addition to your summer barbecue. Easy to make, and holds together on the grill.

Serves: 3
Time to prepare: 15 mins
Time to cook: 10 mins
Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Vegan


  • 150g/scant 5½ oz cooked brown rice
  • 200g/7oz tinned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 70g/scant 2½ oz walnuts, cut into small pieces
  • ½ brown onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 8 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp chilli, cumin, smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt and pepper
  • ½ tbsp flax meal
  • 1½ tbsp warm water


  1. Prepare the flax egg by combining flax meal with warm water and leaving to thicken.
  2. Chop the onion finely and fry it in 1 tbsp. of olive oil until brown. Then add the garlic and sauté.
  3. Place the beans in a bowl and mash 90% of them, leaving some beans whole.
  4. Place all the other ingredients in a bowl and mix until the burger mix is sticking together well.
  5. Form and press 3 even burger patties, then leave them to rest on parchment paper in the fridge for at least 15 mins.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the barbecue grill.
  7. Brush each burger patty with some oil. Grill the burgers on a medium heat until cooked all the way through and browned. Take care when flipping.
  8. Serve in a burger bun with BBQ sauce and your favourite toppings.

For more great ‘BBQ Ideas’, click here.


Chris Norcross
16 August, 2021

Loved the simplicity of this being done by Alex today…can’t wait to try it later.

Sue Gibson
16 August, 2021

I am enthralled by this recipe - and shall try it at my earliest convenience.  Really enjoyed the cookery demo by Alex (cannot remember his surname).
Looking forward to another one this christmas

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