Air Fryer Black Bean Burger

Last Updated on February 14, 2021

If it is all about hale and hearty cooking, check out these scrumptious, yet healthy Air Fryer Black Bean Burgers. I highly recommend them to people who are calorie conscious (like me) and want to cook without a mess. They’re also my favorite!

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Moreover, if you simply love burgers and are looking for a healthy alternative to make for your loved ones, this recipe is a must-try. I’m quite sure you are going to fall in love with the delectable flavors and simplicity of this oil-free recipe. 

Why Do I Prefer Black Bean Burgers?

Who doesn’t like to indulge in a mighty burger to satiate their rumbling tummy? 

Burgers seem to be most EVERYONE’s quick go-to meal. But they can be a big NO-NO if you‘re aiming to shed some pounds. So why not add a twist to the recipe and try Air Fryer Black Bean Burgers?   

Not only are these burgers supremely diverse and delicious, but they also have a plethora of health benefits. I chose this version because it is high in fiber and proteins, low in carbs, and contains numerous vital nutrients my body needs to be in optimal health. From calcium and iron to vitamin A and folic acid, these delicious burgers contain everything I never thought a burger could have. 

I’m also ambitious in my kitchen. These Air Fryer burgers presented the perfect opportunity for me to experiment with spices and flavors.  


How to Make a Meal Plan for Air Fryer Black Bean Burgers

Meal planning often seems like a daunting task. I guess that’s true, especially in the beginning, but once I overcame my fear of “where do I begin?!”, I am able to see how crucial it is for busy moms like me. 

So to make it simple, I broke the whole process into three steps: recipe selection, ingredients shopping, and meal planning.  When you follow these key steps, creating a meal plan becomes a breeze. 

What Side Dishes Should I Prepare to Compliment these Black Bean Burgers?

Well, the options are numerous, as people can have plenty of side dishes to double the dose of flavors. I love adding low carb BBQ chicken lettuce wraps to this recipe. It is one of the nutritious options and enough to satiate my appetite if I still feel hungry after having my black bean burger. You can also add leafy greens and alfalfa sprouts to increase the nutritional value of the burgers. 

What Toppings go Well with Air Fryer Black Bean Burgers

Honestly, the options are endless. These are some of my favorite toppings: 

Why Are Air Fryer Black Bean Burgers Healthier?

Although I covered this in the beginning, I think mentioning this point separately will help you understand the nutritional value of this recipe. Air fryer black bean burger is, without a doubt, one of the healthier meatless alternatives to traditional burgers. 

It also makes a great source of healthy nutrients. Black beans, for instance, are nutrient-rich and come loaded with proteins, potassium, folate, and vitamins. Also, you do the cooking in hot air, which means there is no need to use oil. Eventually, you have a recipe that’s super diet-friendly. 


How Long Can You Store the Burgers?

They are great to keep me full for 4 to 6 hours. The quality that makes these burgers the best food choice is that you can store them for 3 to 5 days in the fridge. Don’t forget to cover the container with an air-tight fitting lid. I defrost the burgers before warming them up. 

Is this Recipe Allergy-Friendly? 

Yes! The ingredients used in this recipe are soy and gluten-free. So if you or any of your family members are allergic to gluten or soy, bean burgers make an ideal choice to enjoy a meal without having to worry about allergies. 

Black Bean Burgers

As I mentioned above, this recipe is a healthier alternative to the hamburgers many of us often turn to. These burgers certainly make for a choice you will not regret. Make the burgers to eat right away or keep them in the freezer to enjoy later. 

Ingredients you need for this delicious recipe:

Instructions to follow for Air Fryer Black Bean Burgers


Mash the black beans.


Add breadcrumbs, minced garlic, chopped onion, taco seasoning, salt, and pepper and stir until combined.


Form the mixture into patties.


Fry the burgers in the Air Fryer; flip when they are halfway done.



Make the burgers with whatever toppings you want and enjoy!

Don’t Forget To Print Out The Complete Recipe Below! 

Air Fryer Black Bean Burgers

Air Fryer Black Bean Burger

Yield: 6 Patties

If it is all about hale and hearty cooking, check out these scrumptious, yet healthy Air Fryer Black Bean Burgers. I highly recommend them to people who are calorie conscious (like me) and want to cook without a mess. They're also my favorite!


  • 2 cups of Instant Pot Black Beans
  • ½ cup of finely chopped Onions
  • 1 teaspoon of minced Garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • ½ cup of Gluten-Free Breadcrumbs (these are also soy-free)
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Mash black beans (drained) in a big bowl with a fork.  
  2. Add breadcrumbs, minced garlic, chopped onion, taco seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir all the ingredients until well mixed.
  3. Take a handful of the mixture and shape it into round patties. Make as many as you can. 
  4. Fry them in the Air Fryer basket at 370°F for 10 minutes. Keep flipping halfway.
  5. Make burgers with the bean patties by using any seasoning or filling of your choice. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 251mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 6gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g

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That is all you need to do to savor the flavors of these yummy burgers! The recipe is as simple as it sounds. Don’t miss out on this recipe the next time you crave for burgers that are healthy and low in fat. Treat your family with this wonderful meal addition. 

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