Vegan Burger

Are you looking to upgrade your plant-based burger options? This black bean vegan burger is packed full of flavor, and a great way to enjoy a burger that is meatless.

two vegan burgers with lettuce and tomato on sesame seed buns

These vegan burgers have an incredible flavor and are easy to prepare. They’re big, thick, and hearty, and even meat eaters will love them. These vegan black bean burgers are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and firm enough for the grill.

This vegan burger recipe adds healthy legumes to your diet. And there’s nothing more satisfying than eating a burger that you know has no added preservatives and is made with very few, simple ingredients. Black beans have a wonderful earthy taste and are combined with mushrooms, beets, carrots, onions, and garlic. More flavor is provided by soy sauce, cumin, black pepper, and smoked paprika. Healthy oat flour helps bind everything together.

For a light lunch, skip the bun and eat a vegan burger on a salad. You could even eat one for breakfast with an egg on top (but of course, that would not be a vegan breakfast).

For a special supper, get creative with the toppings for your black bean burger:

  • mashed avocado plus caramelized onion
  • sautéed spinach and onion 
  • sriracha and sautéed mushrooms
  • grilled pineapple and jalapeño
  • spicy mustard and sweet pickles, 
  • corn salsa

Tips for Making the Best Black Bean Burgers

  • To prevent your vegan burgers from turning out mushy, partially dry out the black beans. Spread the canned black beans on a lined baking sheet and bake for about 10-12 minutes at 350° (beans should just be beginning to split). 
  • When using a food processor or blender, make sure you don’t completely mash the black beans. Chunks of beans will give your vegan black bean burgers a bulky and satisfying texture. 
  • If you want a little more pizazz, add a little chili pepper.
  • You can also make this vegan burger recipe ahead of time and freeze your burgers. Stack them between parchment paper in a freezer container or zipped-top bag. You can even bake or grill the frozen burgers if you forget to thaw them.

Variations to vegan burgers:

  • Using canned beans for convenience means you can go ahead and substitute other canned beans for black beans if you want: kidney beans, red beans, pinto beans, Roman beans, or black-eyed peas. Experiment with different flavors and textures. 
  • Add in other vegetables that you like, such as celery or green or red peppers. Simply sautée 1/2 cup of your chosen vegetables with the onions. However, don’t overload the mixture with too many veggies because the patties may crumble.
  • Add a finely chopped handful of cilantro or parsley leaves. Dried herbs like oregano, sage, or marjoram are also a flavorful addition.

Ingredients

Here’s a list of what you need:

  • Black beans
  • White mushrooms
  • Red beet
  • Carrot
  • Soy sauce
  • Garlic cloves
  • Yellow onion
  • Olive oil
  • Oat flour
  • Ground cumin
  • Ground black pepper
  • Smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt
  • Hamburger buns
vegan burger ingredients

How to Make a Veggie Burger

  1. Cut the beet and the carrot into big chunks, add some oil, and place them on the baking sheet.
    chopped carrot and red beet on a baking sheet
  2. Roast at 325 degrees until soft, about 15 minutes.
    roasted carrots and beets on a plate
  3. Chop the mushrooms.
    chopped mushrooms on a cutting board
  4. Fry mushrooms until golden then add chopped onion and minced garlic cloves. Sauté for 5-7 minutes.
    sauteed onions and mushrooms in a skillet
  5. Put the roasted beet, carrot, black beans, sautéed onion, and mushrooms into a food processor or a blender.
    veggies for vegan burger in a blender
  6. Pulse the mixture a bit.
    vegan burger veggie mixture in a blender
  7. Add flour, spices, and salt.
    vegan burger patty flour spices and veggie mixture in a bowl
  8. Pulse again, leaving some small chunks.
  9. Form the mixture into patties.
  10. Place patties on a preheated skillet with a few spoons of olive oil.
    three vegan burger patties in a skillet
  11. Fry them on each side for about 2-3 minutes.
    pan-fried vegan burger patties in a skillet and on a plate
  12. Toast hamburger buns.
  13. Spread a sauce of choice on the top bun. Add a patty.
  14. Top with your choice of burger fillings (lettuce, onion rings, tomato, pickles).
  15. Add more sauce if desired.
closeup photo of a vegan burger

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Be sure to check out more of my easy vegan recipes and simple vegetarian recipes here on CopyKat.com!

vegan burger on a plate

Black bean vegan burger

This Vegan Burger is perfect for a healthy plant-based meal. Get the easy recipe and find out how to make the best veggie burger patties with black beans, mushrooms, roasted beets, and carrots. Make your homemade vegan burger with your favorite buns and toppings. A great DIY veggie burger for a tasty vegetarian dinner.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan burger
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 319kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup white mushrooms chopped
  • 1/3 cup red beet cut into chunks
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3 teaspoons chopped garlic
  • 1 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons oat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • kosher salt
  • 4 hamubrger buns
  • burger toppings of your choice

Instructions

  • Preheatthe oven to 325°F. Roast the beet and carrot chunks with some oil on a bakingsheet until soft (about 15 minutes).
  • Meanwhile,fry the mushrooms till golden in a splash of olive oil. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for about 5-7minutes.
  • Placethe beet, carrot, black beans, sautéed onion, and mushrooms into a foodprocessor or blender and pulse the mixture a bit. Add the flour, spices, andsalt, and pulse again, leaving some small chunks.
  • Formthe mixture into patties and place them on a preheated skillet with a fewspoonfuls of olive oil. Fry them on each side for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Toast the buns. Spread a sauce of your choice on thetop bun. Add a patty to the bottom bun. Top with your choice of burger fillingsand add more sauce if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 667mg | Potassium: 462mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5469IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 3mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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