Black Bean and Beetroot Burger Patties


While I am not a vegetarian, I eat mostly vegetarian meals and include chicken or fish in my diet about once a week. My body thrives of veggie based meals and really feels amazing! I find a meal that is heavily based around meat, especially red meat I just feel a bit bloated and sluggish afterwards. 

I was inspired to make these black bean and beetroot burgers after seeing some at PaknSave the other day. I read the ingredient list and was like YESS I can make these 😁 (well attempt to). 

This recipe is so delicious I could eat them every night! I think they would also freeze really well, make the patties and freeze them (I would freeze them raw) for an easy weeknight dinner or work lunch 😊


  • You may be able to swap the ground almonds for any other flour (except coconut flour as it will dry the patties out). I would start with maybe 1/2 cup of flour and add more if needed until you achieve a constancy where you can shape the patties with your hands. 

Black Bean and Beetroot Burger Patties


  • 2 tins of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large beetroot, grated (approx 1 & 1/2 cups grated)
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup of ground almonds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees. Place the black beans on a baking paper lined tray and bake for 20 minutes. The beans should dry out and the skin start to peel. 
  2. In a large pan heat the coconut oil and cook the onion until soft. Add the grated beetroot and continue cooking for another 5 minutes until the beetroot is soft and most of the water evaporated out. 
  3. Add the garlic, paprika, mixed herbs, coriander and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Tip the beetroot mixture into a large bowl and add the black beans. Mash with a potato masher or alternatively blend in a food processor until the beans have blended into a 'chunky paste'.
  5. Add the ground almonds, egg, salt and pumpkin seeds and mix until well combined. 
  6. Shape the mixture into 6 patties and place on a baking tray. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Alternatively you can fry these in a pan using coconut oil. 
  7. Serve with a salad, avocado and tahini yoghurt dressing

Makes 6 burger patties

If you make these black bean burgers then please tag me on Instagram or Facebook as I LOVE seeing your creations 😊💛

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