Dinner, Lunch

Spinach and Black Soybean Burgers

  • Prep 7 mins
  • Total 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Beans on keto? Yes, you can! Most beans are off-limits to ketogenic dieters due to their high carb count. However, black soybeans are perfect as there is only 1 gram of net carbs per 1/2-cup serving. The trick to keeping these burgers together without using egg (as is traditional) is to squeeze all the water out of thawed frozen spinach and break it apart to fully incorporate it with the beans.

SERVING SUGGESTION: Top each burger with fresh salsa, a tomato slice, and some shredded lettuce.


  • Contains Soybeans

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Soybeans

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  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can black soybeans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 avocado, quartered, pitted, peeled, and cut into slices


  • Step 1

    Place the soybeans in a large bowl and use a fork to roughly mash them. (You want to leave some part of the bean intact; the consistency should be rough, not pureed.)

  • Step 2

    Place small pieces of spinach on top of the beans. Use the fork to combine the ingredients. Stir in the tomato paste, salt, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.

  • Step 3

    Form the mixture into 4 equal patties. Place the patties on a dish and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Insert the Grill Grate and close the hood. Select GRILL, set the temperature to MEDIUM, and set the time to 8 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin preheating.

  • Step 5

    When the unit beeps to signal it is preheated, place the patties directly onto the Grill Grate. Close the hood and cook for 8 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Remove the burgers from the grill and serve each with a sliced avocado quarter.