Black Bean Burger Recipe

Psian Avilés, 130 YinD

Peace Corps Thailand volunteers, learn how to make this black bean burger with spicy dipping sauce at site!

Black Bean Burger


☼ 3 cups of dry black beans
☼ 1 onion
☼ 3-4 cloves of garlic
☼ Black pepper (to taste)
☼ 2 tbsps. of hot sauce
☼ Salt (to taste)
☼ Thai chili peppers (to taste)
☼ 1 egg
☼ 1 ½ cup of bread crumbs
☼ ¼ cup of vinegar
☼ Olive oil/coconut oil/vegetable oil
☼ Optional: Two cans of black beans instead of dry beans


  1. Let 3 cups of black beans soak in at least 5 ½-6 cups of water for 1-2 hours.
  2. Let veggies soak in a bowl of water with about ¼ of a cup of vinegar for about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Strain and rinse beans, and add them to slow cooker.
  4. Add 6 cups of water to slow cooker.
  5. Add a tbsp. of salt to help the beans soften. Cover with lid.
  6. Cook on high for about 4 hours, stir once every hour and check on softening progress.
  7. Once beans are cooked, strain water, and add to a large bowl.
  8. Strain veggies. Then, cut onion, garlic cloves and chili peppers into small pieces.
  9. Add about 2 tbsp. of olive oil to pan and stir fry onion, garlic and chili peppers together until golden.
  10. Begin to mash the beans. Then, add in salt and black pepper to taste, egg, hot sauce, bread crumbs, stir-fried onion, garlic, chili and any other seasonings you’d like. I like to use Sazón or Cajun seasoning.
  11. With a palm-sized amount, start making the black bean patties.
  12. On medium heat, add 2 tbsp. of olive oil to pan, and fry the black bean burgers.
  13. Enjoy with dipping sauce, homemade French fries and bread from 7/11.

*You can substitute dry beans with two cans of pre-softened black beans from Tops Market
*You may also use a deep pot with a lid to boil beans for a few hours instead of a crockpot

Spicy Dipping Sauce


☼ 3 Thai-sized tomatoes
☼ 3 cloves of garlic
☼ ~3 Thai chili peppers (to taste)
☼ 1 onion
☼ ~3 tbsp. of hot sauce (to taste)
☼ Salt (to taste)
☼ Black pepper (to taste)
☼ 1 cup of regular unsweetened mayo
☼ 1 tsp. of olive oil
☼ ½ cup of vinegar
☼ Tupperware with lid to store in fridge


  1. Let vegetables soak in a bowl of water with about ½-1 cup of vinegar for about 5-7 minutes.
  2. Strain the vegetables, and cut the tomatoes into fourths. Cut the onion into smaller pieces.
  3. Put the tomatoes, chili peppers, olive oil, onion, garlic, hot sauce, salt, pepper and mayo into a blender or food processor and pulse. You want the dip to be mildly chunky.
  4. Pour into Tupperware, and refrigerate for at least an hour, and then, it’s ready to eat!

*Best served with French fries, burgers or any savory or salty dipping foods.

Buen Provecho! Bon Appetit!

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