Black Bean Burgers with Smoky Garlic Mayo

The garlicky mayo on these burgers is so good, you may need to make a triple batch for all your sandwich needs. And the patties are a tasty meatless option you don’t have to fire up the grill for.

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Prep Time
15 min
30 min


  • 2 15-oz BPA-free cans black beans, drained and rinsed (TRY: Eden Organic Black Beans No Salt Added)
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped red onion
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped, divided
  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • 1½ tsp smoked paprika, divided
  • ¾ tsp each sea salt and ground black pepper
  • 4 whole-grain buns, halved
  • ¼ cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • toppings (sliced tomato, red onion, avocado, lettuce), as desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment; set aside.
  2. To a food processor, add beans, onion, egg, 2 cloves garlic, flaxseeds, 1 tsp paprika, salt and pepper. Pulse until well combined, 10 to 12 pulses.
  3. Form into 6 patties and arrange on prepared sheet. Bake, flipping once halfway, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer 2 patties to an airtight container for Nacho-Style Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes; refrigerate up to 3 days.
  4. Meanwhile, toast buns. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, remaining 1 clove garlic and ½ tsp paprika; spread on cut sides of buns. Sandwich remaining patties and optional toppings in buns.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 burger
  • Calories 429
  • Carbohydrate Content 56 g
  • Cholesterol Content 36 mg
  • Fat Content 16 g
  • Fiber Content 14 g
  • Protein Content 19 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 515 mg
  • Sugar Content 1 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content 5 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content 8 g