Black Bean Mushroom Burgers

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If you love burgers, but you hate that they are loaded with saturated fat and are generally unhealthy, you’ll love our black bean mushroom burgers. They are a tasty option that satisfies your burger craving without all the calories and fat.

Whether you are whipping up a quick weeknight dinner, entertaining friends, or hosting a big family cookout, this burgers recipe is sure to please. It is so delicious, some might not even realize it is meat-free. We love it because it is packed with fiber and is a great alternative to traditional beef burgers. Eating healthy can seem challenging, especially when you crave classic American favorites like burgers. Luckily, our healthy burgers, like this one and several others, satisfy your craving without busting your diet.

That’s not all this burger offers. We’ve all indulged in the convenience of the drive-thru on the way home for work a time or two, but we’ve also learned it’s not the best option for our health.Trying to eat healthier but still crave fast food? This burger is so tasty you’ll never guess it’s….shhhhh ‘good for you’!

For a great fast food inspired meal with a healthy twist, pair this burger without sweet potato fries.

Black Bean Mushroom Burgers

This healthy and tasty burger is meat-free and delicious! The black bean and mushroom flavors will have your mouth watering and your hunger satisfied.

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 101kcal
Author: Gale Compton


  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans organic, drained
  • 10 button mushrooms stem removed, diced
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 cup whole grain bread crumbs
  • Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns


  • In a large bowl add black beans and mash against the side of the bowl with a fork until all beans are throughly mashed. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Shape bean mixture into 4 patties, place on a plate, cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Lightly spray the bottom of a skillet with cooking spray, heat to medium-low, add the bean patties and cook approximately 15 minutes or until heated through. Serve on buns with your favorite trimmings.


Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Iron: 2mg
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7

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13 Comments on "Black Bean Mushroom Burgers"

  1. Gretchen  March 6, 2012

    What is the nutrition info/ calorie content of JUST the burger??

    • skinnyms  March 7, 2012

      Gretchen, Subtract this data, which is from the bun:
      Calories 70 Sodium 120 mg
      Total Fat 1 g Potassium 0 mg
      Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 14 g
      Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 1 g
      Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 2 g
      Trans 0 g Protein 2 g
      Cholesterol 0 mg

  2. Marcyrhb  June 7, 2012

    I’ve never looked but are there whole grain breadcrumbs at the store or do you make your own? 

    • Skinny Ms.  June 8, 2012

      Mary, In most grocery stores you can now get whole wheat or whole grain bread crumbs. I can only find Panko whole wheat at Whole Foods.

  3. Dawn  March 11, 2013

    What can I substitute for the egg white? Also would Panko breadcrumbs work?

    • Skinny Ms.  March 12, 2013

      Dawn, Leave out the egg white and add 2 teaspoons water and the Panko is great!

  4. Tish  March 14, 2013

    What could you use instead of mushrooms? (I can't stand them lol)

    • Skinny Ms.  March 15, 2013

      Tish, Finely dice one carrot instead.

    • SkinnyMs  March 6, 2014

      You can simply omit the mushrooms and have bean burgers. Any vegetable substitutions may be too watery for the burger. Enjoy!

  5. Leilani  July 28, 2013

    Can you freeze these?

  6. Isis Danae Mena  March 16, 2014

    Sounds awesome!! You think I could replace the breadcrumbs with oats?

    • SkinnyMs  March 18, 2014

      Yes, just grind the oats in the blender a bit first.


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