These vegan black bean burgers are quick, easy, healthy, hearty, and flavorful! It’s a wholesome recipe made with gluten-free ingredients like beans, oats, walnuts, peppers, and corn. They contain no breadcrumbs, flour, or eggs. Stack the patties between a bun with your favorite toppings!
Black Bean Patties
- 2 15oz cans of black beans (drained, rinsed, and patted dry)
- 1 tbsp oil (olive, avocado, or vegetable)
- 1 cup diced yellow onion
- 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup corn (thawed if using frozen corn)
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp chipotle powder
- Burger buns
- Red onion
- Vegan cheese
- Pickles or pickled jalapeño
- Ketchup or BBQ sauce
- Prepare black beans: Drain, rinse, and pat the black beans dry with a paper towel. Set aside.
- Prepare vegetables: Warm a skillet on medium heat. Add oil, onion, and red bell pepper. Sauté for 3-5 minutes or until onion is translucent and fragrant. Add garlic and sauté for another minute.
- Process ingredients: Add black beans, sautéed onions and peppers, oats, walnuts, corn, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, black pepper, and chipotle powder to the bowl of a food processor. Process the ingredients until a nearly smooth but slightly chunky mixture forms. If you plan to bake the burgers, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F now.
- Form patties: Using a 1/3 or 1/2 measuring cup, scoop and pack the mixture into evenly formed balls. Press each ball into a patty, making sure they are tightly packed and the edges are sealed.
- Cook patties: If baking, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat. Bake for 25 minutes, flipping halfway through. If pan-frying, warm a skillet on medium heat. Lightly grease the pan with oil. Cook patties for 5-7 minutes on each side.
- Serve: Serve with burger buns and your favorite toppings. I recommend lettuce, tomato, red onion, vegan cheese, pickles, and ketchup or BBQ sauce. Read the full blog post for fun serving ideas.
- To freeze: Freeze immediately after forming the patties, or cook them first and freeze afterwards. Either way, stack the patties between parchment paper and store inside a ziplock bag or airtight container. They will keep for up to 3 months. To reheat pre-cooked patties, follow the cooking instructions as usual but half the amount of time. To prepare uncooked patties, follow the cooking instructions as usual.
- Recipe makes 5 large patties, 7 medium patties, or 12 small sliders.
- Nutrition information below reflects 5 large black bean patties (without bun and toppings).
- Serving Size: 1 burger patty
- Calories: 325
- Sugar: 4g
- Fat: 9g
- Saturated Fat: 1g
- Carbohydrates: 47g
- Fiber: 4g
- Protein: 14g
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