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Black Bean Sliders Recipe

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These Black Bean Sliders are easy to make, good for you and taste so good!  (The directions are for slider size, but it’s super easy to increase the size to make Black Bean Burgers instead.)

Homemade Black Bean Sliders

I have a food bucket list…

It sounds kind of silly, but there are just so many recipes I want to cook! The difficult part is just finding the time (and energy) to make them.

I was leafing through a Food Network magazine and came across a recipe for black bean sliders. Black bean sliders are definitely on the food bucket list. I frequently buy the Spicy Black Bean Burgers from Morning Star Farms and my family loves black beans, so I knew this was a recipe I wanted to make.

Homemade Black Bean Burgers

They were so good! The consistency was a little different than the store bought versions (softer in the middle) but they were just as good. My daughter ate two, and my son (who had strep throat) ate his entire slider!

I adapted the recipe just a bit, by omitting a few of the spices and did not make the Avocado Mayonnaise (I am not a mayo person.) We did have some leftover guacamole, so we topped our burgers with that.

DIY Black Bean Burgers

This is what the cooked patties looked like up close…

Black Bean Burgers


Black Bean Sliders

The Food Network magazine (Makes around 12 sliders)


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup white onion, diced
  • 2 15.5oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup sweet corn
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped (or cilantro paste)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and onion and saute until onions are tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl mash black beans using a potato masher until desired consistency. Add in corn, ketchup, soy sauce, cumin, cilantro, salt and pepper, onion and garlic and until well combined. Fold in bread crumbs until mixture holds together. Form into patties and chill for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Cook burgers until crispy, about 5 minutes per side.


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  1. kristi dominguez says:

    These look so yummy, Jamie! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us! Pinning this!

  2. Chelsea @ Making Home Base says:

    They look like regular beef burgers! I love black beans so I'm sure I'd love these. I'm definitely going to have to give these a shot. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Heidi @ Happiness is Homemade says:

    Yum! I'll have to keep these in mind the next time we have vegetarian friends over for dinner!

  4. Jennifer Hughes says:

    I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and just had to pin it. I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.


  5. Lyndsay Collins says:

    I didn't realize it could be so easy to put together a vegetarian burger! Thanks for the great idea- I can't wait to try it out!

  6. Kristy Gardner says:

    Black bean burgers (or sliders in this case) are to die for! I have a standard recipe that I use all the time – they're satisfying, delicious, easy and a fantastic source of protein. I like that this one has corn – especially because it's coming into season right away 🙂 Note to self…

    Happy SRC Reveal from a fellow group C member!

  7. Veronica Gantley says:

    Wow I have a lot of vegetarian friends who will love this. Also will make a great lent recipe.

  8. Until I joined SRC I had never made a bean burger, then I made a red bean burger for one of my reveals and we loved it. I'll have to add this black bean one to my food bucket list, and yes I have one also!

  9. These look so healthy! I've never made straight black bean burgers before, but I have mixed them with ground beef. Maybe I'll get adventurous next time 🙂

  10. cinnamonfreud says:

    These look great. I have never made a homemade black bean burger either, but I definitely want to give these a try!

  11. Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice says:

    I don't think any SRC member would think a food bucket list is a crazy thing 🙂 I made black bean burgers last month for the first time – aren't they awesome? Yours look AMAZING!

  12. Amanda Eisenberg says:

    HUGE fan of black bean burgers but have never tried making them before – might have to change that! Great SRC pick 🙂

  13. Those look delicious! I love Black beans and I love black bean burgers, Yum. I hear you with the food bucket list…You should see my recipe collection. It's huge. There is no way I can ever use all all them but I can't part with my cooking magazines. There are just too many good recipes to try. Eventually. 🙂

  14. India leigh says:

    they look gorgeous!

  15. I buy the black bean burgers from Costco all the time. I've never even thought to try to make my own. (picture me shaking my head at my own stupidity.) Those look wonderful! I can't wait to try them.

  16. Jennifer {Mother Thyme} says:

    How funny we had each other's blog this month! 🙂 LOVE that you choose these black bean sliders. I haven't made them in a while, but now I think I need to add these to my dinner menu soon. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe.

  17. Camilla Mann says:

    These look so good – and summery! I will put this on my to-try list for this summer. I'm visiting from Group A since I stepped in to rescue an orphan. It's nice to meet some new bloggers.