Black bean and tofu burgers


  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time30 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Black bean and tofu burgers

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Chatelaine Triple Tested

Planning your next BBQ? These black bean and tofu burgers will delight your vegetarian foodie guests.


  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1/2 cup quick oats

  • 1/2 cup ketchup

  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro

  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed

  • 1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 350 g extra-firm tofu

  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted


  • Preheat barbecue to medium.

  • Whirl black beans with garlic, oats, ketchup, cilantro, flax meal, chipotle chili powder and salt in a food processor, scraping down sides if needed, until smooth. Scrape into a large bowl.

  • Pat extra-firm tofu dry with paper towels. Squeeze gently to drain excess liquid. Crumble into coarse pieces and stir into black bean mixture. Divide mixture into 4 portions. Form into 1-in.-thick patties.

  • Oil grill. Barbecue burgers, lid open, until firm to the touch and grill marks form, 4 to 5 min per side. Serve on buns and top with your favourite burger toppings.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 394, Protein 22g, Carbohydrates 48g, Fat 4g, Fibre 5g, Sodium 958mg.
Excellent source of iron.