Asian Black Bean Burgers

Hi Friends!

It’s recipe time. I made these Asian Black Bean Burgers over the weekend and they were absolutely delicious. During my weekend prep, I almost always cooks a bag of black beans in my pressure cooker and freeze them to use during the week. I wanted to experiment with my usual black bean burgers and love Asian flavors so I decided to give them a shot!

This isn't just any black bean's full of delicious asian flavors and makes a great salad topper!

Here’s the recipe I used:

Serves 4-6

Asian Black Bean Burgers

This burger is a nutritional powerhouse, but you'll be too busy licking your pate to notice.

Rating: 5.0 from 1 reviews1

5Prep Time

18Cook Time

23Total Time

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Asian Black Bean Burgers


2 cups black beans, cooked
1 c quinoa, cooked
2 Tbsp peanut butter
2 Tbsp thai chili sauce
2 tsp sriracha
1 T cilantro, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 - 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
1/2 c carrots, shredded
1/4 c breadcrumbs


  1. Add one cup of black beans to a small bowl and smash.
  2. Add the quinoa, pb, chili sauce, sriracha, cilantro, garlic, ginger and carrots and mix well.
  3. Add the remaining cup of beans and the breadcrumbs and stir to combine.
  4. Form mixture into 4-6 patties.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 18 minutes, flipping once.


I decided to serve mine on top of a big salad, with some of our favorite Newman’s Own Sesame Ginger dressing…but they would also be good on a bun.

This isn't just any black bean's full of delicious asian flavors and makes a great salad topper!

Next time I have a party I’m going to make a slider-sized version!

This isn't just any black bean's full of delicious asian flavors and makes a great salad topper!

Let’s chat: What’s your favorite flavor combo for a burger?


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. I make black bean burgers from the Eat Clean Cookbook by Tosca Reno. I love the combo of PB, sunflower seeds and curry powder. These look great, my husband would love the extra chili kick!
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  2. omg i love black bean burgers and itz been way too long since i’ve tried them! plus, i love asian flavors, so like you, this burger looks right up my alley! yum!
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  3. Yum, that looks so good. And pretty straight forward to make!
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  4. These look great. Ive never been a fan of black bean burgers but this one looks really good!
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  5. Those look delicious! I would’ve never thought of make them with quinoa. The slider version is a great idea!

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  6. Nice combo of flavors in this burger! I love any burger that has spice in it. Black bean burgers seem to be our go-to. But the combination of black bean, sweet potato and spices is what gets me!
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  7. I’m def going to try this recipe this weekend! I also need to try making mine with quinoa because a lot of times when cooking, my bean burgers fall apart!

  8. Oh boy, these sound great. The pb, the thai chili, so much yum!
    Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers recently posted..Slow Cooked Pulled Pork BBQ

  9. I love any burger that has a bit of a kick to it. These sound great! I think if I cooked them, I’d roast some peppers on the side as well. They’d go perfectly together!
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  10. Wow this looks delis. Sans the chili sauce. Not a huge spicy fan =/ I love my burgers with bbq sauce though. I had it in college and never looked back
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  11. Yummers! I like my burgers plain and simple…with a little BBQ sauce :)
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  12. These look absolutely delicious, I can’t wait to try!
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  13. Mmmm loving these burgers, definitely pinning to try in the near future. I just realized I don’t dislike black beans like I previously thought I did so helll yeahhh 😉
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  14. These look great! My favorite combo for burgers is mushrooms and onions. I love to use ground turkey or ground beef, stuff them with sauteed onions and mushrooms and season with any sort of spice I can find. My all time favorite stuff burger:
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  15. I love black bean burgers and these sound so good. I also love the idea of cooking black beans ahead of time and having them on hand–brilliant!
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    • oh girl, you have to try it. i cook a bag every weekend and then freeze in individual bags so i can just pull them out and defrost or toss in meals during the week. so easy!

  16. our favorite burger flavor combo – we love lentil and sweet potato veggie based burgers :)
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  17. Ohhh this is a recipe I THINK I can actually get my husband to have an open mind about — he loves spice but has always shied away from veggie burgers. BUT since I won a bet, he has to try them for me as soon as I get around to making them for him. And with the sriracha in here, I think he’ll LOVE IT. I just pinned this for future reference, thank you friend! yum!
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  18. These look great! I think my meat loving family may even give these a try!
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  19. i love these! i’ve gotten really into a sesame ginger dressing lately, so these burgers sound perfect. yum!
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  20. Ohhhh… do you deliver?
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  21. These look amazing! You wouldn’t have the nutritional info on these would you? I imagine that they are super healthy for you.
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  22. Serious yum! I’m adding this to next week’s menu plan. Just pinned, too!
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  23. Oh my! These are near perfection, the ingredients sound amazing.
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  24. These look amazing! I’m pinning it now :) I think I even have all the ingredients!

  25. Charlotte says:

    I’m such a sucker for anything dubbed “Asian”.. I just love Asian favors. Will have to try these out sometime! Yum
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  26. OMG these look amazing girl! I love adding peanut butter to Asian dishes and that was just the perfect addition here!

  27. I am not a bean person but man that looks delish! I could take all the other stuff & use it with my extra lean ground turkey. :)
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  28. OMG- These look so YUM!!!
    Thank you!

  29. I love this because so many vegetarian burgers have southwestern flavors. This is a nice twist!
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  30. That looks so good. For me, I haven’t really tried any fancy burgers before. Now that I am trying to eat as healthy as possible and avoid processed foods, I am looking forward to trying new recipes such as this one.
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  31. I love burgers with mushrooms, onions, avocado & bacon. All wrapped up in lettuce! :)
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  32. Nice variation on a black bean burger! I have to admit that my favorite spicy veggie burger isn’t even my own, it’s store-bought: Trader Joe’s Vegetable Masala Burger. Sometimes I do make my own veggie burgers and stock up and freeze them, other times I let it be the easy store-bought meal from the freezer! And the TJ’s burgers are way less processed than some.
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  33. These look delicious! I’m just wondering if they can be made ahead of time and frozen for later in the week? Thanks!!

  34. Yum!! Always on the lookout for new bean or quinoa patties for lunches. I have a quinoa/sweet potato one in the current rotation, but I do love pulling out my bottle of Sriracha! I’m making these on Sunday.

  35. I can’t wait to try this! What kind of thai chili sauce do you use? I’ve only been able to find sweet chili sauce. Is that okay?

  36. Jason Smeed says:

    Sounds like a delicious recipe. I have just one question. How do you recommend I cook the black beans before making these patties? Do you bake yours?

    thank you!


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