Vegan Black Bean Burgers

By Rena |

These Vegan Black Bean Burgers truly are restaurant quality! Crispy on the outside with a succulent, moist middle, these veggie burgers will please plant-eater and omnivores alike.  It takes less than 30 minutes to get these easy healthy burgers ready! 

Vegan Black Bean Burger on a table with knife through the middle

Slathered in tangy BBQ sauce and with the perfect crunchy/moist texture, these Vegan Black Bean Burgers are utterly mouthwatering! The burger is made with panko breadcrumbs, for a satisfying crunch. The patties are seasoned with smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Such a delicious and easy burger recipe to enjoy this summer.

If you’re looking for more delicious vegan comfort food recipes, why not also try my Easy Vegan Mac and Cheese

or my Vegan Sweet Potato Nachos!

why you’ll love these vegan black bean burgers

  • Crispy and moist. No mushy burgers here! These vegan burgers hold their shape and provide satisfaction in every bite.
  • Hearty. Thick, packed with black beans and topped with juicy, crunchy veggies, these burgers cross are so satisfying, vegans, and omnivores unite!
  • Delicious! Balsamic vinegar adds a depth of flavor, while the garlic and smoked paprika provide a wonderfully seasoned kick to the black bean burger mix.
  • An easy burger recipe. Whiz the ingredients up in a blender and cook for 8 mins – less than 20 mins from the pantry to table.

 

ingredients you’ll need

  • Black Beans: Rinsed and drained.
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Balsamic Vinegar: Aged is best, for a richer flavor.
  • Ground Flaxseed
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Veggies: Lettuce leaves, tomato, and red onion.
  • Burger Buns

ingredients for Vegan Black Bean Burgers

how to make these vegan black bean burgers

  • Make the burger mix. Place the beans into a food processor together with the vinegar, BBQ sauce,
    breadcrumbs, flaxseed, and seasonings. Pulse for about 1 minute, until you have a
    mixture that holds together.
  • Cook the burgers. Divide the burgers, form patties, then cook in a skillet with hot oil – 4 mins per side.
  • Assemble the burgers. Toast the buns, then spread some BBQ sauce over the insides of them. In between adding a bean patty, onion and tomato slices, and a few lettuce leaves.

 

hand holding uncooked black bean burger

toasting burger buns in a pan

recipe notes and tips

  • Be careful not to over-process the burger mix into a paste, some chunky texture is welcomed!
  • When cooking the patties, if any bits fall from the sides as you flip, press them back into the sides of the patty.
  • When toasting the buns in a pan, move them around while they toast, to avoid burning, you just want them a little crispy.
  • To ensure that the black bean burgers don’t fall apart, drain the beans thoroughly to remove as much liquid from them as possible.
  • For a lighter lunch, skip the bun and eat on a salad. Still super filling!
  • When using a BBQ sauce, make sure it’s vegan and does not contain honey.

 

two Vegan Black Bean Burgers

faq’s

are black bean burgers healthy?

These black bean burgers are much more healthy than a traditional meat-based burger. Black bean burgers are packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals but are way lower in fat and cholesterol than a traditional ground beef burger. Skip on the meat and enjoy a healthier alternative with the same great taste.

Also, they are healthier than most store-bought black bean burgers, as they are not loaded with artificial flavors and preservatives.

side view of burger on platter

can I make these ahead of time?

For a stress-free dinner or party, you can totally make these black bean burgers ahead of time and cover them well in the fridge before cooking.

can you freeze these vegan black bean burgers?

Cooked or uncooked black bean burgers freeze great for up to 3 months. Stack them between parchment paper in a freezer container or zipped-top bag. You can thaw in the refrigerator and reheat. If you’ve frozen them uncooked, cook according to the recipe.

hand holding a burger with a knife in it

other delicious black bean recipes

 

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Vegan Black Bean burger

These Vegan Black Bean Burgers truly are restaurant quality! Crispy on the outside with a succulent, moist middle, these veggie burgers will please everyone
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 579kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 15 oz Black beans one can, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tbsp aged balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp Ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper or to taste
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil or more to cook the patties

To serve with:

  • Lettuce leaves
  • Red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 Ripe tomato sliced
  • 2 Burger buns choose whole wheat
  • 2 Tbsp BBQ sauce to your taste

Instructions

  • Place the beans into a food processor together with the vinegar, BBQ sauce, breadcrumbs, flaxseed, and seasonings. Pulse for about 1 minute, until you have a mixture that holds together (Be careful not to over-process into a paste, some chunky texture is welcomed).
  • Divide the mixture into 2 equal portions and form them into patties.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Carefully place the patties into the hot oil and sear each side until slightly brown and crispy, about 4 minutes on each side. If any bits fall from the sides as you flip, press them back into the sides of the patty.
  • Heat another non-stick pan over medium heat. Add buns and toast while moving, until both sides are warmed through and lightly crispy.
  • For assembling, spread some BBQ sauce over the insides of the buns. In between add a bean patty, onion and tomato slices and a few lettuce leaves.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

  • Be careful not to over-process the burger mix into a paste, some chunky texture is welcomed!
  • When cooking the patties, if any bits fall from the sides as you flip, press them back into the sides of the patty.
  • When toasting the buns in a pan, move them around while they toast, to avoid burning, you just want them a little crispy.
  • To ensure that the black bean burgers don’t fall apart, drain the beans thoroughly to remove as much liquid from them as possible.
  • For a lighter lunch, skip the bun and eat on a salad. Still super filling!
  • When using a BBQ sauce, make sure it's vegan and does not contain honey.

Nutrition

Calories: 579kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2306mg | Potassium: 1325mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 4536IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 229mg | Iron: 8mg
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