Vegan Black Bean Burgers Recipe


My best friend visited last week and since she’s vegetarian, I thought I’d try to make another vegetarian burger recipe while she was here.

I have a soft spot for burgers.

In fact, I always told myself that I could never become a vegetarian because I would miss eating burgers too much.

But then I started trying burgers made of beans instead of meat and they taste just as good, if not better.

Vegan Black Bean Burgers Recipe


I only used a handful of ingredients to create this recipe– most of which I’m sure you probably have on hand already.

Go ahead and check your pantry!

One thing I will recommend is that you try this black bean burgers recipe with a chipotle dressing.

I used Kraft Chipotle Mayo.

You can always make your own if you’d like. Or try a dressing of your liking.

However, the chipotle sauce really does enhance the overall taste and makes these burgers taste more festive.


To give these black bean burgers the texture they had, I added the black beans mixed from the food processor with whole black beans, and this helped the burgers keep their shape while cooking.

They also give the burgers the wholesome aspect that I enjoy.


To make this black bean burgers recipe vegan, all you’ll need to do is replace the 1 egg I used in the original recipe with a mixture of 1 tablespoon of Flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoons of water.

This will act as a binder to hold your burgers in shape.

To make these burgers gluten free, simply toast two pieces of gluten free bread and then toss them in a food processor until they are blended into breadcrumbs and then toss that into the burger mix. You can also use whatever gluten free bun substitute you’d like as well.

Voila! Completely adaptable.


When I first made this black bean burgers recipe, I grilled the burgers in a pan with some light canola oil spray.

This gave the burgers that nice brown color you see above, keeping the outside crispy and the inside soft.

However, because I found that process took a longer time, I decided to just bake them in the oven instead.

I was able to make about 12 burgers, place them on a sheet, pop them in the oven and forget about them until the timer went off when they ready to be flipped.

This saved me time from unnecessary time wasted slaving over the stove.

You’re pick!


I’ve had these burgers once a week for the past couple of weeks and my siblings are enjoying them just as much as I am.

I hope you enjoy this recipe too and let me know if you give them a try!



Vegan Black Bean Burgers Recipe

Yield: 12 burgers

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 3 cans of black beans
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of cilantro chopped
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 1 egg * (see notes)
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs


  1. Preheat your oven to 375-400 degrees F
  2. In a food processor, blend the onion and garlic together until they form a paste.
  3. Rinse the black beans and add 1/2 of the black beans to the food processor along with the salt, black pepper, cilantro, parsley, and egg.
  4. Mix on lowest speed until the mixture is blended together.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the mixture and the remaining black beans as well as the breadcrumbs and mix until it forms a nice sticky texture.
  6. Spray a sheet pan with canola oil and then form your patties and place them on the pan.
  7. Cook for 15 minutes on one side, and then flip the burgers and cook for another 5 minutes.
  8. Serve with your choice of buns, dressing, and toppings.
  9. Enjoy!

*To make this recipe vegan, simply replace the egg with a mixture of 1 tablespoon of flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoons of water. Mix thoroughly and then add to the food processor.

30 Responses to “Vegan Black Bean Burgers Recipe”

  1. #
    Robin (Masshole Mommy) — March 18, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I love things like this. I am a big fan of regular old cheeseburgers, too, but sometimes I need to cut back and eat a little healthier ;)

    • Aly replied: — March 19th, 2014 @ 2:58 am

      I feel the same way. With these, I don’t feel guilty and it gives me that same satiety feeling when I’m done (:

  2. #
    Pam — March 18, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    These sound great! I like black bean burgers but have never made my own. Thanks for sharing this simple recipe.

  3. #
    Raquel — March 18, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    These look so tasty and healthy. I would love to try making these and will try your recipe soon.

  4. #
    brett — March 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    yum! my oldest is a vegetarian (at 8) so i’m always up for new recipes. is that kraft dressing vegan now? most of their mayo has egg. that would be great if it is!

    • Aly replied: — March 18th, 2014 @ 3:49 pm

      Oh I’m not sure about the Kraft dressing, but you can always double check. I’m not vegan, so I just used it but you can totally use another dressing to suit your diet preferences! :D

  5. #
    Taralyn — March 18, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Such a good tip to use the whole black beans as well as the mashed! I’lli have to try that next time!

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    Debbie Denny — March 18, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Just tried one at WDW. Yum. Going to make them at home.

  7. #
    Amanda — March 18, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Looks delicious! And I love that I can sneak in some beans and my son will never know! :)

    • Aly replied: — March 18th, 2014 @ 3:50 pm

      I gave these to my younger brothers and they had two before realizing they were made of beans! Ha ha definitely a good way to sneak in those nutrients!

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    Shauna S — March 18, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    This looks like a wonderful Vegan Recipe. Black beans are a great source of nutrition.

  9. #
    Sandra — March 18, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    You made this just for me I know…lol! One of my favorite meals.

    • Aly replied: — March 19th, 2014 @ 2:59 am

      How’d you know! (;

  10. #
    Lisa J Jones — March 18, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    Looks Like A Delicious Meal!

  11. #
    Jennifer B — March 18, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Yum these look really good! I love bean burgers! Thanks for this recipe.

  12. #
    Trisha — March 18, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I’ve only had a Black Bean Burger once in my life and it was definitely interesting! I’d love to try to make my own!

  13. #
    Mama to 5 BLessings — March 18, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Love black beans, these look delicious! I am not a vegan and I would so eat this!

  14. #
    Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas — March 18, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    I love black bean burgers, but those avocado slices put this right over the top for me!

    • Aly replied: — March 19th, 2014 @ 2:59 am

      I actually recently tried avocado for the first time last month (I know, I know!) and now I put it on EVERYTHING lol

  15. #
    Robin {Mom Foodie} — March 18, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Black beans are my fave to make burgers with.

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