Black bean burgers are typically a combination of tempeh or wheat gluten, brown rice, chopped vegetables, seasonings and, of course, black beans. While different manufacturers use slightly different recipes, the total calorie content is still about the same. No matter which variety you enjoy, rest assured, you'll be getting a low-calorie patty.
A single black bean burger patty weighs roughly 70 grams -- give or take a few grams. You'll get between 95 and 115 calories from this size of black bean burger.
Where They Come From
The ingredients in black-bean patties are carb-rich -- anywhere from 45 to 60 percent of the calories come from carbs. Protein content varies from 20 percent of calories all the way up to about 37 percent of calories. Fat accounts for 25 to 30 percent of the calories in black bean burgers.
- USDA National Nutrient Database: Gardenburger, Black Bean Chipotle Burger, Frozen, Unprepared
- USDA National Nutrient Database: MorningStar Farms, Spicy Black Bean Burger, Frozen, Unprepared
- U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010
- MorningStar Farms: MorningStar Farms® Chipotle Black Bean Burger