Black Bean Teriyaki Burgers

These healthy teriyaki black bean burgers are absolutely bursting with flavor! They will steal the hearts of both vegetarians AND the meat-lovers!

Black Bean Teriyaki Burgers

Guess what movie we’re watching as I type this?

Okay you’ll never guess. We’re watching…. The Mighty Ducks. Ha! 80’s are makin’ a comeback at our house tonight and to be honest I’m totally loving it. And wooooah, Charlie Sheen you’re a youngin! This flashback is making me want to play some Madonna and bust out the neon in my closet. Oh yes. I still own neon. It’s back in style, haven’t you noticed?? I don’t wear shoulder pads or rat my bangs a mile high but neon I still do. Proud of it.

Black Bean Teriyaki Burgers

Speaking of fashion and comebacks, have you noticed overalls have been sneaking into a few stores lately? Oh the nineties. You were so good to me.  I’m secretly sort of excited about the overalls. At the moment they are taking an interesting twist with the whole 7-inches long so they barely cover your underwear thing but, I’m hoping they lengthen out a bit and bring out some classic denim. Not gonna lie, I really love me a pair of overalls.

Black Bean Teriyaki Burgers

My mother is rolling her eyes right now. I can feel it. My husband is too. But that I can actually see since he’s about 27 inches away from me at the moment. Stop it. I have a right to like overalls. It’s the people who still use boom boxes you should be worried about. That’s an era I don’t really miss. I like my Pandora. And my Syri who turns on Pandora for me. Okay now I sound lazy. I’m not! I just appreciate technology. 😉

Black Bean Teriyaki Burgers

Something that is completely new? Black bean burgers. Or rather, they’re new to me. I was strictly a red-meat-burger gal up until about a year ago when I was talked into doing turkey burgers and veggie burgers. Both of which = YUM. But only recently did I finally venture out and try the black bean burger. Ahhhh it’s so good! But really, how can you go wrong with anything topped with pineapple and covered in teriyaki sauce?? You can’t. You really can’t. If you haven’t tried a black bean burger, stop thinking that you’ll hate it because you won’t, and start thinking about how soon you can put these black bean teriyaki burgers on your to-make-and-consume-immediately list. You neeeeed these. Promise.

Black Bean Teriyaki Burgers

Black Bean Teriyaki Burgers
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Black Bean Teriyaki Burgers

These healthy burgers are absolutely bursting with flavor! They're sure to please both vegetarians and meat lovers!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Keyword bean, burger, teriyaki
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany


  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed, divided
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt (OR salt and pepper to taste)
  • 1 cup plain breadrumbs
  • 4 burger buns
  • 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
  • sliced pineapple
  • optional: sliced red onions, sesame seeds


  • In a bowl combine 1/2 of the black beans, garlic, parsley, cilantro, and diced red onion and mix until combined. Add ingredients to a food processor or blender and pulse several times until a puree forms (does not need to be perfectly smooth)
  • Transfer mixture back to the bowl and add remaining black beans, egg, red pepper flakes, and seasoning salt. Mix to combine. If mixture is too runny, add a few tablespoons of bread crumbs until mixture sticks together.
  • Form 4 patties with the black bean mixture. Grease your grill. Grill black bean patties over medium heat 5-6 minutes on each side or until lightly charred and cooked through.
  • Place patties on burger buns. Top with pineapple, teriyaki sauce and (optional) sliced red onions and sesame seeds.

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WOW, those burgers look spool good! I will be giving these a try. Thanks

Ooooh these look wonderful! I love a good black bean recipe but I’ve never had a teriyaki one before! This is a must try, such an easy way to liven up a black bean burger 🙂

Oh the 90s! Mighty Ducks is such a classic. I remember watching that a milliion times. And overalls? oh yea, we had every color (the shame…) These burgers look amazing! I love different kinds of burgers, especially since this is packed with protein without all of the fat of real burgers.

These *do* sound like a yummy meal, but I just have to say that emphasizing that meat-lovers will love them is pretty much saying that meat-lovers won’t miss actually having meat… That’s never true. I appreciate meatless meals, but I will 100% of the time prefer to eat meat than something else masquerading as meat.

BUT! This black bean burger isn’t a masquerade – sounds like something delicious without even bringing meat into the conversation.

    Hi Bethany, I don’t really think the purpose of black bean burgers is to impersonate meat, I think they are an entirely different type of food. I like tofu but not because it’s supposed to replace meat, I just like it as a separate kind of food. I never said that a meat-lover wouldn’t enjoy a meat burger more than a bean burger, I simply was sharing the message that these burgers aren’t just for vegetarians, you can still enjoy them even if you are a meat-eater. If I’m in the mood for ice cream, I’m definitely getting ice cream, not frozen yogurt. If someone is in the mood for a beef burger, they should definitely get a beef burger! But if they’re in the mood to switch things up, this bean burger is a great place to start. 🙂

Oh. My. Gosh. These look amazing! I love the addition of the pineapple… Definitely need to try this out soon!

These look so good! I’ve always wanted to venture into non-meat burger territory and this might be the recipe that makes it happen! Nice post!
P.s. Overalls? How bout some M C Hammer pants? Now that’s fashion!

Looks like a healthy, but filling burger. The black beans are very healthz, and go well together with the pineapple.

Great burger recipe !! 🙂

Curious about where the cup of breadcrumbs fits in… is that missing from the directions?

    Hi Sam – sorry for any confusion, the breadcrumbs go straight into the black bean mixture! I’ll take a look and update the directions!

Made these last night and was very disappointed. They did not stay together at all. Thankfully I had morning star burgers in the freezer.

1 star
I usually love black bean burgers and veggie burgers, but these were extremely bland. The only flavor was in the toppings. Big disappointment. Won’t make again.

    Thanks for your feedback, Julie! Sorry to hear that you weren’t completely satisfied with this recipe.

5 stars
We’ve made these about 5 times. Oh they are good!! We make them exactly as the recipe is written (except we make 6 patties). my husband says they’re better than restaurant burgers. They taste so FRESH and the flavor combos are perfect!

    Yessss! Super excited to hear that you and your husband love this recipe so much! It’s a summertime favorite over here 🙂

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