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Frugal Black Bean Burgers Allergy-Friendly

Dairy-free black bean burgers are the perfect dinner for Meatless Monday.

Not only are they a frugal dinner, but they are also quick!

See the easy recipe below and have dinner done in less than 30 minutes.

Allergy Friendly Black Bean Burgers

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These days, we’re all pinching pennies where we can.

And I’m so glad I’ve had this frugal dinner in our recipe box for years.

It’s one of our favorites! 

In fact, I’m going to make sure there are plenty of cans of black beans in my emergency kit

I ruled out soaking dried beans a long time ago.

Turns out I’m more of a canned beans kind of girl, and that’s a huge time-saver for this recipe.

Aldi sells canned organic black, kidney, and pinto beans for about a dollar. Can’t beat that!

And when I use canned beans, this bean burger recipe takes just a half hour from start to finish.

Now that’s my kind of recipe!

See our favorite dairy-free Aldi staples here.

Besides canned organic beans,

there are a couple other ways this dinner recipe is one of the easiest ones I make.

My Kitchen Aid Mixer (affiliate) does the mashing and mixing for me.

And my kids can make the patties because there’s no raw meat involved. 

What a great way to teach our future chefs. 

My son helps make these vegan burgers, and claims these as his favorite supper.

Pretty impressive for a ten-year-old!

And I once made these for my dad, and he asked for them again. 

Dad also loves my easy guacamole and that would go great on these burgers!

Why did I just think of that?

I like to top my black bean burger with dairy-free ranch, lettuce, and tomato.

The kids go for more the classic burger toppings like ketchup, mustard, and pickles. 

Basically, these black bean burgers are versatile!

Not only are these black bean burgers milk-free, but they are also free of the top 8 allergens.


We do! 

I like to double this recipe and freeze some for later. 

Just flash freeze the burgers on a cookie sheet. 

Then wrap them individually in plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag. 

When ready to eat, thaw and reheat in the microwave or toaster oven. 

Now here’s the easy recipe below. 


Black Bean Burgers Kids Will Eat!



1/2 onion, diced
1 can black beans, well drained
3/4 cup quick oats or oat flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
oil for frying


Sauté the onions until soft, about 3-5 minutes.

In a large bowl, mash the beans until almost smooth. I use my electric mixer.

Add sautéed onions and spices to the beans.

Add oats or oat flour 1/4 cup at a time to the bean mixture, it will get thick.

Form bean mixture into patties, approximately ½ inch thick.

Fry patties in a small amount of oil until both sides are browned and patties are firm.

Top with your favorite condiments on dairy-free buns and serve with a side of chips and some vegetables.

Hope you love these milk-free black bean burgers as much as we do!
Original Post July 2012

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Tuesday 3rd of June 2014

Yes, I have done this with dried beans that I soaked. :) I use either canned or soaked...depending on what I have.


Saturday 20th of July 2013

Have you tried this with black beans started from beans, instead of inside a can? I see you mentioning you soaked and cooked navy beans. Is that what you used?


Monday 23rd of July 2012

Hi Jamie. I love what you do here and I couldn't find an email address so I figured you'd see my comment. Have you guys been able to serve pizza in your house or have you not been able to find a good dairy-free version? I work with BOLD Organics to produce an allergen-free frozen pizza and I'd love to get you some to try. The emails we receive from moms whose kids can eat pizza again just keep on coming. My address is jwindheim@stargroup1.com if you have interest and we can send you some.

I'm married to my high school sweetheart too and I love when I hear that about others :)


Monday 23rd of July 2012

I LOVE black bean burgers! Mmmm. I may have to try this recipe.

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