Black Bean Zucchini Burgers

10 Jun

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Ingredients (makes 10 5-inch burgers):

  • 1 Cup prepared black beans, pureed
  • 1 Cup prepared black beans, whole
  • 1 Cup cooked red quinoa
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In your food processor grate the carrots and zucchini.  In a saute pan on medium-high heat add your oil, grated zucchini, carrots, garlic, soy sauce, and saute for 5 minutes.  Toss in 1 Cup whole black beans and quinoa, saute for 5 minutes and set aside.P1120951s P1120963s P1120966s
  2. In your food processor puree the remaining 1 Cup black beans.  Add in your sauteed veggie mix, oregano, salt & pepper, and pulse to combine.  If your mixture is dry add 1 Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil at a time until it is moist enough to press together.  Taste a bite and adjust any seasonings as necessary.P1120969s
  3. Use 1/3 Cup of your burger mix to form patties 1/4- 1/2 inch thick.  Heat your cast iron skillet to medium-high heat.  Saute your burgers for 5-7 minutes on each side, until browned.P1120972s
  4. Top with my creamy Avocado Sun-Dried Tomato spread (the flavor combination between the burger and the spread is heavenly!).P1120978s labeled
  5. Enjoy eating whole!P1120987s P1120990s P1120994s P1120997s P1130001s

7 Responses to “Black Bean Zucchini Burgers”

  1. Peri's Spice Ladle June 10, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

    I like your mix of ingredients and flavors, the whole and pureed beans along with quinoa (great binder for the burger!) and of course, zucchini is perfect for a summer vege burger! Great recipe…

  2. Deborah Smikle-Davis September 4, 2013 at 11:08 pm #

    I have to add this Black Bean Zucchini Burger recipe to my black bean faves and veggie burger faves! Great recipe. Great blog!

    • eatingwhole September 5, 2013 at 9:46 am #

      You are too sweet, Deborah! Thank you so much for your kindness 🙂 . I was just thinking this morning I need to make a triple batch of these for my “frozen cooking” day 😉 .

  3. sara mita January 30, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    Absolutely yum! Thank you for the recipe. Going to be one of my fave burger recipes now


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