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Black bean burger on a bun with lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard and pickles.
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Easy Black Bean Burgers

These vegan black bean burgers are loaded with flavor, easy to make and hold together super well!
Prep Time1 hour
Cook Time15 minutes
Chilling Time45 minutes
Total Time2 hours
Course: Lunch/Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black bean burgers
Servings: 5 burgers


  • 1/3 cup chopped yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon flaxseed + 2 Tablespoons of water
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 15 oz can black beans drained and rinsed (divided)
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon ketchup or tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons pepitas
  • 1/3 cup fresh corn or thawed frozen corn
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce optional
  • cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
  • Whole grain burger buns
  • Toppings of choice: lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado, ketchup, mustard, etc.


  • Sauté the onions and garlic in olive oil for about 5 minutes, until the onions begin to soften. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Place flaxseed and water into a small bowl and whisk to combine. Set aside.
  • Place oats in your food processor and process into oat flour. Then add remaining ingredients: half of the black beans, the garlic and onion mixture, the flaxseed egg, tamari, ketchup, pepitas, corn, chili powder, parsley, hot sauce and cayenne pepper into the food processor with the oats. Process until well mixed. Add remaining beans and pulse the machine until they’re combined into the mixture but not overly processed. You want a little texture.
  • Place mixture in the fridge for 30 to 45 minutes to set up a bit, then shape into 5 patties. I used a 1 cup measuring cup to “cut” the burgers into a perfectly round shape. You can use a peanut butter jar lid or a large cookie cutter for this too. Or just use your hands if you’re not too concerned with the shape.
  • To cook the burgers, spray a little cooking spray into a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Cook each patty for about 7 minutes on each side or until the inside of the burger is hot and the sides have turned golden brown. 
  • Serve on burger bun with toppings of choice. I like sliced red onion, lettuce, tomato, avocado and ketchup.  


  • Reminder: Don’t forget to process the oatmeal into oat flour prior to adding the other ingredients and don't skip refrigerating the bean burger mixture before forming into patties. Both of these steps are essential for getting the perfect texture.


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 443mg | Potassium: 337mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g