Ingredients for the beans

  • One 12 oz bag dry black beans
  • 1/2 cup dried onion flakes
  • 2 garlic cloves or 3 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


Ingredients for the burgers

  • 1 can corn kernels
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen red and green pepper mix
  • 3 carrots chopped small or 1/2 bag match stick sized pre- cut carrots aprox. 1 cup
  • pinch of ground cayenne pepper or chili pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup oats put through grinder or ground in food processor
  • 1 cup rice chex cereal also put in grinder or food processor
  • 1 egg


  1. Prepare the beans-  soak the beans overnight.  (cook in pasta pot or other large pot)
  2. Drain the beans and place in large pot with enough water to cover plus an additional inch of water.
  3. Season the water with olive oil, garlic, chipotle seasoning, and onions.
  4. Bring water and beans to a boil.  Boil 2 minutes, lower heat to simmer, cover with lid and cook 1hour until beans are tender.
  5. Drain the beans.
  6. Check flavor after draining.  I added 1 teaspoon more of granulated garlic and chipotle seasoning.  Now add pinch of cayenne pepper or chili pepper.
  7. Mash the beans with potato masher. Stir in whisked egg. Set aside
  8. using 1 tablespoon or less olive oil saute peppers, carrots, & drained corn in skillet over medium high to high heat until cooked and all liquid dries up.
  9. Place the cooked vegetables in food processor or grinder and puree.
  10. Mix the vegetable puree into beans add 1 cup milled oats and the milled rice chex cereal. Stir until well combined. If the mixture is too wet add more milled oats.  Consistency should look like meat loaf.
  11. use an egg ring to form patties on a baking sheet sprayed with vegetable oil.  Makes 12 to 13 black bean burgers.
  12. cover the burgers on the baking sheet with plastic wrap and freeze 1 hour
  13. Bake 400′ F.  for 20 to 25 minutes or nicely browned.




Homemade Black Bean Burgers

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