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Thanksgiving Leftover Veggie Burger - Want a new and inventive way to make a veggie burger using your leftovers from Thanksgiving? Check this out!

Thanksgiving Leftover Veggie Burger

Author Holly


  • 2 15 oz cans black beans, rinsed & drained
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • ½ white onion , cut into wedges
  • 3 cloves garlic , peeled
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon . chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon . cumin
  • ½ teaspoon . salt
  • 1 cup leftover stuffing (make sure it's vegetarian!)

Burger Toppings:

  • leftover mashed potatoes
  • leftover green beans or green bean casserole
  • vegetarian gravy
  • hamburger buns


  • Pulse black beans in a food processor until roughly chopped. Alternately, you can mash in a bowl with a fork.
  • Add red pepper, onions, and garlic to beans and pulse all together in the food processor until a "paste" is made.
  • Add black bean mixture to a large bowl along with egg, seasonings, and stuffing. Mix together really well, preferably with your hands, so it all becomes incorporated.
  • Using ⅓ of a cup, divide mixture into patties and fry them up in a frying pan or non-stick griddle on medium heat until brown on one side, about 5-8 minutes. Flip and brown the other side.
  • Once browned, you can create your burger. Top a hamburger bun with stuffing patty, mashed potatoes, green beans, and gravy. Either top with bun or eat open-faced.


Recipe has been adapted by Tried & Tasty's Homemade Black Bean Burger