{recipe} Black Bean Mushroom Burger

We are very thankful for the rain and the first fruits from our garden: mushrooms and chard. With a pot of freshly cooked black beans, I am ready to make some burgers. You could use other kinds of beans or replace oats with breadcrumbs, but this held together and will be great for the grill.

bean mushroom burger11 by Ellie Markovitch

RECIPE: Black Bean Mushroom Burger


  • 2 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 cup of onions, chopped
  • 1 cup of Shitaki Mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 cups chard, chiffonade
  • 1 cup of old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 Tablespoons flax seeds mixed with 4 Tablespoons of water
  • 2 cloves of garlic, mashed with salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • My husband harvesting Shitaki Mushrooms from the logs in our backyard:

bean mushroom burger1 by Ellie Markovitch

  • Shitaki Mushrooms:

bean mushroom burger2 by Ellie Markocitch

  • top row: Shitaki Mushrooms, chard, cooked black beans
  • bottom row: onions, ground flax seeds, oats, garlic, cumin and smoked paprika

bean mushroom burger3 by Ellie Markovitch

  • sweat onions and chard on medium heat 3-4 minutes:

bean mushroom burger4 by Ellie Markovitch

  • chop mushrooms:

bean mushroom burger5 by Ellie Markovitch

  • add chopped mushrooms, garlic and spices to onion and chard mixture:

bean mushroom burger6 by Ellie Markovitch

  • mash beans with olive oil:

bean mushroom burger7 by Ellie Markovitch

  • mix oats, flax seeds, 4 tablespoons of bean liquid if freshly cooked or water to the vegetable mix:

bean mushroom burger8 by Ellie Markovitch

  • use ice-cream scoop to measure press the burgers:

bean mushroom burger9 by Ellie Markovitch

  • pan fry the burgers on medium heat 2-3 minutes on each side:

bean mushroom burger10 by Ellie Markovitch

  • enjoy!

bean mushroom burger11 by Ellie Markovitch

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Categories: Kid Friendly, recipe, Vegetables, Vegetarian

Author:Ellie M

I am a multimedia storyteller and creator of storycooking.com. I use food as a starting point for conversations. My journey started when I realized food and cameras are at the center of my life and art. Food and cameras are the tools I use to communicate and build interpersonal connections and community. I live in Troy, New York with my husband, two children and our dog Abi. I was born in Brazil and spent most of my childhood weekends on my grandparents’ small farm. There was a story behind everything we did with our food, from how it was picked to how it was cut and cooked.

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9 Comments on “{recipe} Black Bean Mushroom Burger”

  1. June 14, 2013 at 5:51 am #

    These look great, I’ve never seen black bean burgers with chard! I’m adding this to my meal plan for the week:)
    Thank you,

  2. June 14, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    Happy to hear Jon. I hope you will enjoy. Growing up in Brazil, we pair black bean and collard green often, so I added the green we have, since we are growing chard. It did give a nice layer of texture for sure.

  3. June 14, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    Reblogged this on Story Cooking and commented:
    Grill your beans, why not? Check out my Black Bean Mushroom Burger on FSC!

  4. D'lish Dish Now!
    June 15, 2013 at 9:04 am #

    Reblogged this on D'lish Dish Now! and commented:
    YUM! Check out this from ‘From Scratch Club’, definitely on the corporate menu this month!!!

  5. June 15, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    Love it! Sounds like a great recipe.

  6. June 17, 2013 at 4:02 pm #



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