Health Black Bean Burgers! Enjoy without guilt!

Black Bean Burgers – Gluten Free

By on July 9, 2016

Move over hamburgers! Make room for black bean burgers!  Hamburgers are a staple for the grill in the summer times. But grilling isn’t just for hamburgers!  Black bean burgers are a great meatless option! These burgers are full of flavor, moist and glutton free.  Some black bean burgers tend to be dry but not these! In place of bread crumbs quick cooking oats are used.  

In the past my black bean burgers stuck to the grates when I grilled them or broke apart and fell to their demise in the flames of the grill.  I discovered a couple tricks to grilling successful black bean burgers.

After mixing up the burger mixture and forming the patties I place them on wax paper and freeze them for a couple hours or over night.

  • I heat the grill and cover it with a sheet of foil.
  • Lightly brush the foil with olive oil.
  • Place the frozen patties on the foil and cook over medium high heat until firm and lightly brown (6-8 minutes), then flip it with a spatula.
  • Continue grilling for about 6-8 minutes.
  • Transfer patties to a serving platter and discard the foil.
  • To achieve those beautiful grate lines, lightly oil the grates with olive oil.
  • Place the black bean burgers back on the grill and cook until grill marks begin to form.
  • Flip and repeat on the other side. 

On the 21 Day fix each patty is 1 yellow without a bun.  I eat them bun-less or put it between a thin whole wheat sandwich round or corn tortillas for an additional yellow.  (Note: if you are eating glutton free choose an appropriate option for your bun such as  corn tortillas.)


Black Bean Burgers - Gluten Free
Serves 6
Move over hamburgers! Black Bean Burgers have arrived! Glutton free and healthy!
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  1. 1 sweet red pepper cut into 2 inch chunks
  2. 1/2 sweet yellow pepper cut unto 2 inch chunks
  3. 1/2 small onion cut into 2 inch chunks
  4. 3 Tablespoons finely chopped cilantro (I chop it in a food processor)
  5. 2 organic eggs
  6. 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  7. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons roasted ground cumin
  9. 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
  10. 1 cup organic quick cooking oats, finely ground in food processor.
  11. 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  12. 2 cans organic black beans drained and mashed (I mash 1 can by hand and 1 in food processor)
  1. Place the peppers and onions in food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  2. Transfer peppers and onions to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Place cilantro in food processor and pulse until finely chopped (you need 3 Tablespoons)
  4. Transfer to the bowl with peppers and onions.
  5. Add eggs and seasonings mix well.
  6. Add mashed black beans and mix well.
  7. Add quick cooking oats and mix until combined.
  8. Make six to eight patties. They will be mushy.
  9. Place them on parchment paper on a baking sheet and freeze for 2 hours.
  10. Cover the grill with foil and Brush with oil before cooking.
  11. Place frozen burgers on foil.
  12. Grill until lightly brown and firm, then flip about 6-8 minutes.
  13. Continue grilling for 6 - 8 minutes more until this side is lightly brown.
  14. Remove to a platter and discard foil.
  15. Lightly brush grates with olive oil.
  16. Transfer burgers back to the grill.
  17. Watch closely, flipping when grill marks begin to appear.
  18. Repeat on other side.
  1. Freezing the patties makes them easier to handle.
  2. These burgers are great served with toppings avocado, tomato, lettuce, salsa, cheese.... Just account for toppings in your container counts if following the 21 Day Fix. Each burger is 1 yellow on the 21 Day Fix.
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Hi! This is Donna. I am a grandmother, mom, wife, and a teacher. I also love cookbooks, love to bake and really enjoy food! At age 56 I have developed a love of fitness after losing 46 pounds on the 21 Day Fix! I have always struggled with my weight! When menopause struck and things got totally out of control... My weight only went up not down. My muffin top turned into a bakery shelf. I desperately wanted to lose weight and improve my health. I wanted to be able to play and keep up with my beautiful grandchildren. Nothing I tried worked until I found the 21 Day Fix. Now instead of a tight size 16 I wear a comfortable 8 and even some 6's! At age 56 I am in the best shape of my life. My current goals are to improve my strength and to continue toning my body. I along with my daughter, Danielle, am here to help you reach your own fitness goals! You are never too young or old to become fitter, healthier, and stronger!

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