These vegan black bean burgers are easy to make, hearty, delicious, and hold together so well that you can even grill them. Perfect for lunch, dinner or for grill and BBQ parties.
It's summertime, which means bbq season is ON; you spend more time outside or in your garden, and your friends are coming over, so doing grill parties is a must!
Being vegan doesn't mean you need to grill carrots and potatoes; although they are nice, you can make delicious, juicy, hearty and satisfying burgers like this using only a few ingredients.
We've been eating these burgers for ages, it was a trendy recipe on my Instagram before, so I wanted to share it with you too!
We are so lucky because we can easily buy veggie or vegan burgers from the supermarkets, but making your own always tastes much BETTER. And it is also cheaper.
So why not try these vegan black bean burgers? They are flavourful, filling, and provide a delicious alternative to meat burgers.
You can make six burgers from two cans of black beans or even more if you make the patties smaller. This recipe is vegan, budget-friendly and can make gluten-free if using gluten-free oats. And the best part is you can make it ahead and store it in your fridge. It would taste even better the next day!
why you will love it
- Easy to make - These burgers are really easy to make. You can mash the beans with a fork or use a blender or food processor to make the patties. I tried both ways and liked it either way. If you want it less mushy, use a fork and leave bigger pieces of the beans.
- Simple ingredients - To make these vegan black beans, you'll only need a few simple ingredients, hence why I love it so much!
- Delicious, hearty and satisfying - They are one of my favourites. SO delicious. I hope you will love them as much as I do!
- Budget-friendly - Using simple and cheap ingredients.
- Perfect for a grill party - Bean burgers can be a great option for a BBQ party, especially if you have vegetarian or vegan guests. They are flavourful, filling and hold up well on the grill.
- Excellent alternative to meat burgers - They are so tasty. Even non-vegans will love it!
- Healthy - Black bean burgers are high in fibre, rich in plant-based protein, low in fat, and packed with essential vitamins.
- You can make it gluten-free - To make it gluten-free, ensure you use gluten-free oat to make the flour.
Easy Vegan Black Bean Burger Ingredients
Here's what you will need to make these easy and delicious vegan black bean burgers:
- Black beans - I used canned beans to make this recipe faster. You can also use red kidney beans if you don't have black beans.
- Onion and garlic - The base for all my recipes.
- Oat flour - Choose regular or gluten-free oats. It will hold the burgers together, and they will be less mushy.
- Mustard and tomato puree - For the extra flavour.
- Parsley - I love a bit of green on my burgers, and it also gives an extra flavour to them.
- Spices such as cumin and paprika - Flavour, flavour, flavour!
- Salt and pepper: to taste.
For the full recipe and quantities, see the recipe card at the end of the post.
how to make vegan black bean burgers
Here's a recipe for a delicious black bean burger:
- Firstly, heat the oil in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped onion with a pinch of salt and sauté for about 5 minutes until it becomes translucent. Then add minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes.
- Mash the black beans with a fork or potato masher in a large bowl until they form a chunky paste.
- Add the oat flour, chopped onion, minced garlic, parsley, mustard, tomato puree, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Mix well until all the ingredients are combined.
- Shape the mixture into patties of your desired size. You should get around 4 to 6 patties, depending on your preferred size.
- Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium heat and lightly grease it with oil.
- Place the black bean patties on the grill pan or skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until they are nicely browned and heated.
- While the patties cook, you can toast the burger buns if desired.
- Assemble your burgers by placing each patty on a bun and adding your desired toppings.
- Serve your black bean burgers with sweet potato fries, a side salad, or any other sides you prefer.
Hint: You can mash your beans with a fork or a potato masher in a large bowl or put them in a food processor to make them quicker. I have tried both ways. Leave bigger chunks in the black bean burger paste to add texture. It also gives a rustic and homemade appearance to the burgers.
- Beans: While black beans are commonly used in black bean burgers, you can try substituting other types of beans. Kidney beans, pinto beans, chickpeas (garbanzo beans), or a combination of beans can be alternatives. Adjust the quantities and flavours accordingly. I have tried it with red kidney beans, and it was delicious too!
- Spices and seasonings: Adjust the spices and seasonings in the recipe to suit your taste preferences. Experiment with combinations like chilli powder, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, Italian seasoning, or herbs like basil or oregano.
- Gluten-free option: If you're following a gluten-free diet, choose gluten-free oat to make gluten-free oat flour.
Storage, freezing & reheating
Place the cooked black bean burgers in an airtight container or wrap them individually in plastic wrap, and you can store them in the fridge for 3-4 days, or they can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Prepare the black bean burger mixture, shape it into patties, and freeze them before cooking. This allows you to have ready-to-cook burgers whenever you need them. When ready to cook, thaw the patties in the refrigerator overnight and cook them according to your preferred method.
FREQUENTLY ASKED VEGAN BLACK BEAN BURGER QUESTIONS
Yes, black bean burgers can be grilled. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat, lightly oil the grill grates, and cook the black bean burgers for about 4-5 minutes per side or until heated through and nicely charred.
To help bind the ingredients, ensure the burger mixture is well combined and not too wet. Use breadcrumbs or binders like flax eggs, rolled oats, or cooked quinoa. Additionally, chilling the mixture in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before shaping and cooking the burgers can help them hold together better.
Absolutely! Black bean burgers are versatile, and you can customize the flavours.
Yes, a food processor can combine the ingredients for black bean burgers. Pulse the black beans and other ingredients until they form a chunky paste, being careful not to over-process and turn it into a smooth puree.
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