We Love the Don Lee Farms Black Bean Burgers from Costco

The Chipotle Black Bean Burgers from Don Lee’s Farms, available in the freezer section at Costco, are an alternative to the Spicy Black Bean Burger from Morningstar Farms that I usually eat so I wanted to give them a try.

The burgers are organic, non-GMO and gluten free.

Keep reading to see if these black bean burgers are right for you and your family.

Chipotle Black Bean Burger at Costco

Nutrition and Ingredients

Let’s take a closer look at what you get with this box of burgers.

Nutrition Facts

You get 12 burger patties per box and one patty is considered a single serving.

The nutritional facts for a single serving are:

  • Calories: 250
  • Fat: 8g (10% DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% DV)
  • Sodium: 450mg (20% DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 36g (13% DV)
  • Protein: 11g

The calorie count on these burgers is a point of concern for me but may not be for everyone.  The Don Lee Farms black bean burgers (3.9 ounces, 250 calories) are much larger and have more than twice the calories as the Morningstar Farms black bean burgers that I usually eat (2.5 ounces, 110 calories).

On one hand I don’t want the extra calories from the Costco burgers but, on the other hand, their massive size makes them an incredibly filling and satisfying meal.

With 36 grams of carbs these burgers are not Keto Friendly.

Black Bean Burger Nutrition

Ingredient List

The bean burgers have the following ingredients:

  • Black Beans
  • Vegetables
    • Sweet Corn
    • Tomatoes
    • Onion
  • Brown Rice
  • Brown Rice Flour
  • Soybean Oil
  • Pea Protein
  • Cornstarch
  • Flaxseed
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Chili and Chipotle Peppers
  • Red Pepper Powder
  • Garlic

Cooking Instructions

The packaging states provides four methods for cooking these burgers and all of them are simpler than the ridiculous instructions for cooking the Costco Veggie Burgers.

  • Skillet: Cook 2-3 minutes per side until Hot.
  • Air Fryer: 350F for 5 minutes or until Hot.
  • Oven: 350F for 8-10 minutes or until Hot.
  • Microwave: 45 seconds per side.

I wrapped the burger in a couple paper towels, followed the microwave instructions and the burgers turn out just fine.

Taste Test

When the burger came out of the microwave they smelled great.

The patty was full of beans, corn and rice and looked tasty.

The flavor was spot on with the rich earthiness of the black beans and interesting contrasts from the corn and rice.  I could pick up just a touch of heat from the chipotle chilis but overall the burger is pretty mild.

Ready to Eat Black Bean Burger

The burger paired quite nicely with an ice cold kosher dill pickle spear and was certainly filling.  This is an excellent, and healthier, replacement for the regular frozen beef burgers at Costco.

Overall this is a solid burger with my only complaint being the mixed blessing about the large patty size.

Costco Value

The 12 count box of black bean burgers has a regular price of $13.99 at Costco although I was able to grab them on sale for $9.99.  This regular price works out to a cost of $1.16 per patty or $0.29 per ounce.

You can buy an eight pack of the smaller Morningstar Farms Black Bean Burgers at Walmart for $6.77 which works out to a cost of $0.358 per ounce.

This means that you will save about $0.07 per ounce (19%) when you buy the larger burgers at Costco.

Price of Black Bean Burgers at Costco




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14 thoughts on “We Love the Don Lee Farms Black Bean Burgers from Costco

  1. Do you ship? My Costco and Trader Joe’s are 60 miles away. I am in Fairfield, Iowa (52556). I would want three packages now and more later. Thanks.

  2. I love these burgers as an alternative protein source and these are my go to food. Why is it so difficult for me to find and order these burgers?
    Please help me find them

  3. I love these burgers, but Costco doesn’t have them any longer. I’d rather have these than Morningstar.

  4. Please Costco, bring these back!!! I won’t eat the MorningStar ones, since they are NOT vegan (egg whites and milk casein). And I don’t really care for the fake meats (Impossible, Beyond) with their fake blood, which really aren’t all that healthy. These were great!

  5. I’m with the others above. Our COSTCO in San Luis Obispo, CA stopped carrying these months ago. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK. The only alternative meat burger they now have is the Beyond Burger. I don’t WANT a burger that tastes like meat! The sweet potato burgers from the same supplier were delicious as well, but didn’t last long……….

  6. Costco discontinued them at my nearby stores too! The Don Lee farms are way better than the Morningstar Farms. Costco, please bring them back!

  7. They haven’t carried them at Costco here in Indianapolis area for a long time. I really liked them and if you go online they cost a fortune. $179 for 4 boxes of 12 burgers. Maybe it cost Costco too much. They are healthier than Morning Star.

  8. Like all things good at Costco, they stopped carrying them. I don’t know what it is but anytime my family likes something I can count on its days being numbered by Costco. I do see that now in place they have “impossible burgers” which is appropriate name for them as it is impossible to choke one of those nasty things down. My vegetarian sister in law from overseas was like “what in the heck is this awful stuff” and my vegetarian daughter finds them equally vile.
    Would love to find these again locally somewhere 🙁

  9. Well I feel bad saying this after reading all the reviews…but our Costco has them! Cincinnati area. Come n gettum! They are quite a large burger. Acceptable flavor (I feel like I need more so I add condiments & pickles or banana peppers). We are watching saturated fats and cholesterol and the meatless burger substitutes (aka Beyond, Impossible, etc) are NOT helpful in that area. These are. Thanks!

  10. They were missing from our Costco for awhile and the last time I visited they were back, but now they are not in a box but in a zip lock bag which came apart the first time I tried to open it and the recipe seems to have changed. They are not the substantial burger that I really liked on a bed of lettuce with salsa. They are mushy. They even stick to the spatula and they break apart when you try to shake them onto the dish. They taste like a refried bean patty. Definitely not the same recipe. I agree with the person who said every time you find a product that is good and convenient and healthy it disappears or they cut costs on packaging and ingredients.

  11. I ❤️ these Burgers…… and really never ever Eat burgers LOL 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👍 Costco in Ocean , NJ needs them BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😊

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