Vegan Black Bean Burgers

Vegan Black Bean Burgers Recipe

By Loving It Vegan

🔪Prep Time: 20 minutes

👩‍🍳Cook Time: 10 minutes


1 cup Walnuts (100g)

1 Medium Onion White, Yellow or Brown, Chopped

1 tsp Crushed Garlic

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

15 ounce Can Black Beans (1 can) drained very well

1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika

1/2 tsp Coriander Powder

1/2 tsp Cumin

1/2 tsp Onion Powder

1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

2 Tbsp Tomato Paste

1/2 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper

1/2 cup All Purpose Flour* (63g)

2 Tbsp Olive Oil for Frying

2 Tbsp Vegan Barbecue Sauce for Basting

For Serving (Optional):

Hamburger Buns



Sliced Tomato


Sliced Red Onion


1Add the walnuts to a food processor and process until crumbly. Transfer to a mixing bowl and set aside.

2Add the chopped onion, crushed garlic and olive oil to a frying pan and sauté until the onions are softened.

3Add the cooked onions and garlic to a food processor along with the black beans, smoked paprika, coriander powder, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, tomato paste, salt and black pepper. Process until smooth. Then transfer to the mixing bowl with the crushed walnuts.

4Add the flour to the mixing bowl and mix in. If the mix still seems very wet when you touch it, then add in a little more flour. The first time I made these I didn't need extra flour but the second time I needed an extra 2 Tablespoons as I hadn't drained my black beans as well as I had the first time.

5Flour a baking tray and then divide the batter into four equal sections. Add more flour if needed to the outside of the patties for easier handling and then form them into burger patties. You can do this by rolling into a ball and then flattening by placing a square of parchment paper over the top and pressing down with the base of a glass. Or you can form into burger patties by patting them down into a round cutter to make a flat burger patty shape.

6When all your burger patties are formed on the baking tray place the baking tray into the freezer for 30 minutes so the burgers can firm up.

7Add the 2 tablespoons olive oil to a frying pan and heat until hot. Add in all four burgers if your pan is big enough, otherwise do them in two batches. Fry for 5 minutes on one side and then flip. Brush the tops and sides of the burgers with some vegan barbecue sauce. Fry for 5 minutes on the other side and then remove from the pan.

8Serve on hamburger buns with lettuce, pickles, sliced tomato, guacamole and sliced red onion.

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