Recipe for Vegan Black Bean Veggie Burgers/ Cuisine / Made by burgerdesire

Adding nutritious beans to your meals is no longer difficult. Do not bother soaking the beans for a whole night and boiling them for hours on end. This recipe for black bean burgers will bring all the benefits of black beans to your table along with a wonderful flavor with a bit less work.

Even at fast-food establishments, the selection of vegan and vegetarian options is expanding daily, but nothing beats the satisfaction of consuming a burger that you know is created with just a few basic ingredients and no extra preservatives. Garlic and onions are the only seasonings added to black beans, which have a delicious earthy flavor. The bread pieces act as a binder, which helps the patties maintain their shape. You can enjoy them with or without a bun because they are pan-fried to a golden perfection, revealing a tasty meaty within beneath the crunchy outside.

Serve them with your preferred vegan toppings, like as lettuce, sliced tomatoes and onions, and vegan mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, and sriracha. Use normal buns, pretzel buns for a salty twist, or a crusty bread, such as little ciabattas. Or, for a more healthful lunch, try bunless burgers with a green salad. Just be aware that the patties aren’t gluten-free because they contain flour and bread, which are binders that keep the patties from collapsing.

From Our Recipe Tester, With A Note

How fantastic is that black bean burger? I adore that the patties were perfectly moist, and that a single burger was pretty substantial. You may easily alter this burger by adding your favorite toppings and seasonings. Don’t forget to serve some condiments.

easy black bean veggie burger/tester image


  • 1 (14-ounce) can black beans, well-drained
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 slices white bread, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder, more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt, more to taste
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted if desired
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced, for garnish
  • 1 large red heirloom tomatoes, sliced, for garnish
  • 4 leaves butter lettuce, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.ingredients to make vegan black bean veggie burgers
  2. In a large bowl, mash the beans until almost smooth with the help of a potato masher or fork. Stir well with a wooden spoon until the desired texture is achieved.mashed black beans in a bowl
  3. Heat 1/2 tablespoon of the oil in a small skillet. Add the onions and sauté them until they are soft and translucent, 3 to 5 minutes.chopped onions cooking in a pan
  4. Mix the sautéed onions into the mashed black beans. Add the crumbled bread slices, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well with a wooden spoon.mashed black beans and onions in a bowl
  5. Once the mixture is combined, add the flour a few tablespoons at a time. Your veggie burger mixture will be very thick, so use your hands to work the flour in well to obtain a firm mixture, 2 to 3 minutes.mashed black bean mixture in a bowl
  6. Divide the black bean mixture into 4 individual patties, approximately 1/2-inch thick. Roll a patty into a ball, then gently flatten bean burgers on a plate
  7. Use the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil to pan-fry the burgers in a stovetop grill pan or large skillet over medium-low heat. Allow the patties to slightly firm-up and brown on each side, 3 to 5 minutes. If your pan is too hot, the burgers will brown too quickly and not be heated through and cooked in the middle, so adjust the heat as bean burgers cooking in a pan
  8. Place each veggie burger on a hamburger bun and dress with onion, tomatoes, and lettuce, and your favorite vegan condiments.vegan black bean veggie burger

Recipe Variations

  • Use other canned beans, such as kidney beans, red beans, roman, or black-eyed peas.
  • If you want to use homemade cooked beans, you’ll need 1 2/3 cups.
  • Add other vegetables to add texture to the burgers. Use 1/2 cup of grated carrots, celery, green or red peppers, or a combination. Simply sauteé the 1/2 cup of chosen vegetables with the onions. Be sure not to overload the mixture with vegetables because the patties will crumble.
  • Add a handful of finely chopped cilantro or parsley leaves, plus a tablespoon of any seasoning that combines two or more herbs. Individual dried herbs like oregano, sage, or marjoram are also a flavorful addition.

Can These Veggie Burgers Be Frozen?

These veggie burgers can be frozen either before or after cooking—if after, make sure the burgers have cooled completely. Place the burgers on a baking sheet and flash freeze until hard (about three hours) and then store in a zip-top freezer bag for up to three months. Defrost before cooking.

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