This meatless Monday, serve up the Best Black Bean Veggie Burgers for a savory meal your tastebuds will go wild for! Only 30 minutes total required.
The best black bean burgers ever
Roll up your sleeves and get cooking with these delicious black bean burgers, your new favorite meatless Monday burger option!
These burgers feature all-vegan ingredients and are made using something special: rolled oats. It’s a yummy blend of oats, black beans, veggies, and seasonings that tastes so great atop your favorite buns, fixings loaded on top.
A great part about this recipe is that it stores well in both the fridge and freezer, making it great for prepping ahead of time.
Ingredients in black bean burgers
What separates these from your average black bean burgers are the flavorings — I mean when was the last time you used soy sauce and balsamic vinegar to make a burger?! Here’s a quick rundown on the ingredients that make these burgers so tasty.
- Rolled oats: First up, you will need 1 cup of rolled oats.
- Black beans: The bulk of the burgers will be made up of two 15oz cans of black beans, drained and rinsed.
- Onion: Next, you will need 1/2 of a small yellow onion, cut into big chunks.
- Green pepper: The same goes for a green pepper. Deseed and chop 1/2 of a pepper into large chunks.
- Garlic: 3 cloves of garlic will add delicious flavors to the burgers.
- Soy sauce: Next, up include 2 tbsp of soy sauce. This adds a really subtle but delicious tanginess.
- Balsamic vinegar: The same goes for the balsamic vinegar — use 2 tbsp.
- Seasonings: Next, include 1 tsp each of cumin, chili powder, and salt.
- Pepper: Finalize the spices with 1/2 tsp of black pepper.
- Avocado oil: Last but not least, you will need 2 tbsp of avocado oil to cook the patties.
Tools used to make this vegan black bean burger recipe
You’ll need six main tools to create vegan burgers, starting with a chopping board and knife to cut the veggies! Then, gather a food processor, mixing bowl, stirring utensil, and sauté pan and you’re ready for action.
For measuring, you will need the following sizes: 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tbsp, and 1 cup.
How to make the best black bean veggie burgers
The process of making these burgers begins by blending the burger ingredients in a food processor. Then, simply mix everything together, form into patties, and heat! Here’s a full breakdown:
Blend the oats in a food processor until fine.
Add half of the black beans, onion, pepper, and garlic. Pulse until just combined. Do not pulse too long to avoid a mushy consistency. Around 6 times should be sufficient.
Next, pour the mixture into a bowl. Add the rest of the black beans, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
Stir in gently until well combined. Let sit for 10 minutes to thicken.
Form into 6-8 patties.
Heat a pan with 2 tbsp of avocado oil over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side.
Delicious black bean burger fixings
Once you’re ready to serve your burgers, do so as you would any other burger! These will taste great atop a nice, fluffy (optionally toasted) bun with lettuce, tomato slices, pickles, ketchup, mustard, etc. You can also throw on a thick slice of cheese for extra yumminess.
Black bean benefits
Black beans are so good for us in so many ways! Not only are they delicious (especially in burger form), they’re also packed with loads of benefits.
Protein is a big one, with more than 7g per 1/2 cup, but they’re also rich in complex carbs, fiber, potassium, iron, and calcium. Their makeup makes them great for aiding blood pressure, heart health, digestion, and even bone health.
Want to store pre-cooked burgers for later? This is a great option because you’ll have heat-and-go patties at your fingertips when needed!
Before storing, let the patties cool. Then, place them in an airtight container and store in either the fridge or freezer.
In the fridge, they’ll stay good for up to 3-4 days. In the freezer, about 2-3 months.
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
If you liked these black bean burgers, you’ll want to try these black bean recipes too! I love quinoa casserole — it’s a must try!
- Healthy Taco Pasta
- Easy Pumpkin Chili (Instant Pot And Stove Top)
- Mexican Quinoa Casserole
- Easy Vegan Black Bean Brownies
Photos by Moriah Sawtelle and recipe by Erin Antoniak.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 2 15oz cans black beans, drained and rinsed.
- 1/2 small yellow onion, cut into big chunks
- 1/2 green pepper, deseeded and cut into big chunks
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp soy sauce (sub tamari for GF)
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- In a food processor, blend oats until fine.
- Add in half of black beans, onion, pepper, and garlic. Pulse until just combined, not too long because you do not want it to turn into mush. I pulsed 6 times.
- Pour mixture into bowl. Add in rest of black beans, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper.
- Stir in gently until well combined. Let sit for 10 minutes to thicken.
- Form into 6-8 patties.
- Heat a pan with 2 tbsp oil over medium-high heat. Add patties and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side.
- Serve immediately.
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