It’s meaty!

Two-Bean Burger

If you’ve been craving a burger, take a look this recipe. It’s a burger, all right, but one that’s completely Daniel Fast friendly. Yummy!

Two-Bean Burger

1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
2  tablespoons chopped onion
1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup canned great northern beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mash beans in a large bowl,  leaving about 1/4 of the beans whole. and set aside. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onions, and cook until soft and translucent. Place in a bowl with beans, and add flaxseed meal, garlic powder, cumin, and salt.

Return skillet to medium heat, and add a teaspoon of olive oil, if needed, to prevent burgers from sticking. Scoop about 1/3 cup of bean mixture for each burger. Flatten with a spatula. Cook 5 minutes, or until bottoms are browned and slightly crispy. Flip, and cook another 5 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

Recipe Notes


  1. Love it! Thank you.


  2. Thanks for your comment. You should try the Chipotle Black Bean Burger, too! 🙂

  3. My boyfriend and I make these every week. We love them. They are great with flat bread and a tomato slice on top.

  4. My children love these burgers! My oldest daughter prefers them over hamburgers! Thanks so much for your recipes, we’ve tried many and enjoyed them all.

  5. My church has started our annual Daniel fast,1-6-14 it will continue until 1-26-14, I would like to thank God for u so much because of this web site, ur advise and recipies are very helpful to me n my family,but my question is where can I get the flaxseed meal and can we use whole wheat couscous ???

  6. Love these! Super easy, and fast! and delicious!

  7. Can you substitute the flaxseed mill for yellow corn meal or whole wheat flour? If so does the amount need to change?

  8. Could you possible make this into a yummy wrap?

  9. Delicious alternative to a traditional burger, it is much healthier too, no grease! Topped mine with jalapeños and my wife’s with sautéed onions. Thank you for the great recipe.

  10. Belinda J. says:

    OOOH My Lord Jesus!! My Husband and I love this recipe. I’ve made it several times this month Already. Also, your Date Honey recipe is delicious, instead of using white sugar in my oatmeal I put the Date Honey in it… Wonderful!!! I Thank God for You Kristen!!! FASTING IS GOOD!!

    • Your comments made me smile! I’m so thankful you’re being blessed by the recipes. You may never go back to white sugar in your oatmeal again! 🙂 May the Lord bless you and your husband abundantly in 2015 as you serve Him!

  11. Love these! Best ever……will continue to eat these recipes all year long. Thank you for you’re daily email and encouragement and this web site!! God bless you!

  12. Thank you so much for your obedience Kristen. I love getting up in the morning and reading your devotions in the book. Your receipes are helping so much to continue on this 21 day fast. My husband is doing it also and i was afraid he would quit since he’s such a meat, rice and bean kind of man. I made these and he was so happy he swore i had given him a burger. haha. Fasting and praying for a breakthrough for our family especially our Daughter if you can also pray for her. God Bless You and your family and thank you very grateful to you.

    • I appreciate your encouragement, and I’m glad you’re being blessed by the devotions. And, that makes me happy that your husband enjoyed the bean burger! Success! 🙂 Lord God, I lift up Sonya’s daughter to you. She needs you, God. You know right where she is and what is holding her back from trusting you completely. Open her eyes, Lord, to your unfailing love. Keep the Enemy far from her so she can see that you’re the answer to her deepest longings. Thank you for working in her life to bring her to you! In Jesus’ name, AMEN!

  13. Is there a way to correct the errors on the recipe and clarify what do you do with the1/4 of the whole beans that you set aside. Also, it it 1/3 or 1/4 cup of mixture for each burger? Not that it matters because I’m sure you can make them the size you want but it does help when following a recipe when it reads nicely. Thank you and God bless you for this wonderful information.

    • Thanks for your comment! I didn’t realize there was a slight typo in the instructions. I’ve corrected it! As far as mashing the beans, you keep all the beans in one bowl. Just don’t mash them completely like mashed potatoes! You want some of the beans to stay whole. I hope this helps and that you enjoy the recipe!

  14. these were delicious

  15. Rachel R says:

    These are amazing!! So much better than the frozen stuff I used to buy! I was wondering if these could be made ahead and the freeze them for late, and if so what’s the best way to do that?

    • Yes, you can freeze them. I recommend cooking the burgers first, letting them cool, and then putting them in the freezer. That way, all you need to do is heat them up when you’re ready to have them for dinner.

  16. I wasn’t too sure how these would turn out, but my wife and I put a mango cucumber black bean salsa with them and they were amazing. Very filling of a hamburger craving. And easy to make.

  17. Mary Busha says:

    Delish! Can’t even imagine having another beef burger. I imagine I will when dining out if bean burgers aren’t available. But in the future, my burgers at home will be made with beans. Thanks for all you do to help us get and stay healthy!

  18. I am new to the Daniel Fast. I am very much excited about doing the fast. Your website is a great tool to have in preparation of the fast. I ever ordered two books. Thank you and may God continue to Bless you with good health and continued success. You are definitely helping those who are interested in growing spiritually

    • Hi, Toni! Welcome! 🙂 I’m so glad you’re seeking the Lord through the Daniel Fast. I really appreciate your encouragement and kind words. Thank you, too, for ordering two books. May the Lord fill you with His power and peace in 2016!

  19. What other types of snacks can we eat? Can we eat peanut butter and natural fruit preserves?Are we still able to purchase baked Tostitos scoops and trisuits crackers. Also, what type of bread is allowed?

    • Hi, Sheila! First, make sure you look over my Snacks page. You’ll find many recipes there! If you’re referring to store-bought products, there are a few that are Daniel Fast friendly.
      – Some Larabars are acceptable (read labels carefully to get the ones without chocolate chips or any other restricted ingredients).
      – Baked Tostitos are an option. Any chips or crackers must say “baked” on the label or they’re fried. Fried foods (including corn or tortilla chips) aren’t allowed.
      – Air-popped or oil popped corn is acceptable.
      – Nut butters are allowed. Just make sure they don’t have added sugar.
      – Fruit preserves must be 100% fruit (no added sugar).

      The idea of the Daniel Fast is to eat as healthy as possible, so it’s best to limit your store-bought snacks. 🙂

  20. Hi Kristen, can you tell me what’s that on top of the burger…besides the tomatoes?

  21. Sarah Johnson says:

    I was thinking of using my left over uncooked black bean burger mix to make into meatballs and eating with the pesto spaghetti squash. Has anyone tried making meatballs this way? I figured just rolling them small and baking them in the oven? And possibly even throwing some tomato sauce or something on them?

  22. is there a certain bread we can eat? Maybe one we can buy instead of making?

    • The only type of bread you can have on the Daniel Fast is flatbread (made without yeast). There are probably store-bought flatbreads that are acceptable, but I can’t recommend a certain brand. I usually just make my own Flatbread recipe).

  23. This is absolutely delicious even if I couldn’t keep the burger together. It’s extremely filling and topped with tomatoes, avocado and banana pepper rings … a pure feast. In your picture, what is under the tomatoes? It looks like cheese, but dairy isn’t allowed on the fast, right?

  24. Sondra Horton says:

    can you substitute chia seeds for the flaxseed meal for the 2 bean burger recipe?

  25. Can we eat larabars? I recently had the pumpkin pie one and it tastes really good like i shouldnt have it.Lots of grams of sugar but sugar wasnt an ingredient listed.Does the sugar just come from the Dates.

  26. Hi there.

    Is there a substitute or alternative to great northern beans? We don’t have them here in S.A?