Meatless Monday: Campfire Black Bean Burgers

The Meatless Monday movement is not a new phenomenon. In fact, it has been around since the height of World War I, and has persisted since that time with the motivation of improving consumer health and protecting the environment. While you might be all about the beef on the other six days of the week, on Mondays you might want to consider giving up your carnivorous impulses for a meatless delight. Trust us, it will be a small sacrifice that might lead you to the discovery of some really delicious meatless dishes. To help sway you into belief, we’ve got a recipe that eliminates meat without abandoning great taste. Give these mouthwatering campfire black bean burgers a try on your next camp outing and you might just be surprised at how scrumptious of a treat hamburgers can be without meat!


  • 2 cans seasoned black beans
  • 1 C. seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 C. onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Hamburger buns
  • Your favorite hamburger toppings (mayonnaise, cheese, lettuce, tomato, etc.)

How To Make:

Step 1: Prepare your campfire so you have a nice bed of hot coals to cook over once you’re ready.
Step 2: Drain your black beans and put them into a large bowl before mashing them with a fork.
Step 3: Add in your bread crumbs, onion, garlic powder, egg, chili powder, and hot sauce. Mix well and add salt and pepper to taste.
Step 4: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over your campfire. As it is heating, form your bean mixture into patties.
Step 5: Arrange your patties in the skillet and cook on both sides, flipping periodically, for about 10 minutes or until the patties are golden brown on both sides.
Step 6: Remove your patties from heat and put them on your buns. Add your favorite hamburger toppings before digging in!

Making these meat-burger alternatives won’t just reduce your risk of preventable diseases like cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular conditions, but it’ll also reduce mankind’s carbon footprint while preserving resources too! In other words, these campfire black bean burgers are a win-win for everybody, including your tastebuds! Pair your burgers with tasty campfire green beans and don’t forget about dessert either! Do you have any other great ideas for meatless Monday meals? Let us know by leaving a comment!