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Black Bean Zucchini Burgers

  • Author: Ingrid DeHart
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 8 burgers 1x


Simple, vegan and gluten-free, grain free black bean burgers with zucchini. Tender hearty and flavorful.


  • 1 can (15 ounce) black beans (1½ cups), rinsed and drained, (Eden is organic and BPA free)
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • 1 ½ cups shredded zucchini
  • 8 tablespoons ground flax seed
  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil for sautéing


  1. Pulse the black beans with the spices until it is chopped up but not mushy. If you don’t have a food processor mash them with a potato masher or fork. The food processor makes it easier.
  2. Put the bean mixture into a bowl with the zucchini, ground flax seed and olive oil.
  3. Mix together with a fork until evenly distributed.
  4. Let it sit to let the flax gel everything together, about 15 minutes
  5. Form into 8 burgers and set aside on a plate.
  6. Heat a large heavy sauté pan on medium. Add the coconut oil. Cook burgers until golden on each side. If necessary cook in 2 batches.
  7. Serve


These will keep, cooked or uncooked for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. You can also freeze leftover patties after they have been cooked.

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Grain Free