This Best Black Bean Burger vegan recipe gets some of the highest reviews on this website. People love that the patties are firm and can even be cooked on the grill without falling through.
Because vegan black bean burgers don’t have eggs in them, many fall apart easily or just mush together when eaten in a bun. But, that won’t happen with these. It’s the rolled oats that help them hold together.
The bean burger patties even freeze well if you want to make a big batch and have them on-hand for a fast-food meal.
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Ingredients in vegan black bean burgers
- black beans
- red bell peppers
- Worcestershire (without anchovies) or soy sauce
Make these burgers on the grill, in the oven, or in a non-stick frying pan. This Ozeri pan is my favorite, and I use it almost daily for everything from burgers to pancakes.
Since they are not made with meat, they of course won’t be as firm as regular burgers, but they can still be tossed on the grill with great success.
What followers are saying about these best black bean burgers
I just made these burgers for the first time. They hold together wonderfully without having tweak the recipe! My husband loved the southwestern favors in the burgers. We give these an A plus!”–Deborah
I love these burgers, I have made them over and over again. I eat them on a Angelica sprouted grain bun, toasted with all the toppings. The next day I break a burger up and put in a salad, love it!”—Linda
Nutrition in oats
Oats are a whole-grain food and are rich in fiber, manganese, the B vitamins thiamin and riboflavin, vitamin E and protein. They’re also low in sodium and fat and free of sugar, cholesterol and saturated fats.
One cup of rolled oats contains 160 calories, 3 grams fat, 10 milligrams sodium, 28 grams carbohydrates, 4 grams fiber and 6 grams protein; it also provides 4 percent of the daily value for calcium and 12 percent of the daily value for iron.–LiveStrong
Use canned or fresh cooked black beans
Cook your own pintos from scratch in your InstantPot or use canned beans that have been drained and rinsed.
Nutrition in beans
Beans are a nutritious, natural source of fiber. One cup of cooked beans or lentils provides between 17 and 18 g of fiber. Fiber assists the transport of food through your digestive tract, supporting colon health and preventing constipation. Fiber also plays a role in healthy cholesterol levels.
Beans and lentils offer naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, which are better absorbed than nutritional supplements. Beans and lentils offer folate, a B vitamin important to red blood cell functioning and the prevention of specific neural tube birth defects. Beans are also a source of the minerals potassium, iron and magnesium.
Potassium helps regulate muscle function, including your heart, by keeping your body’s fluid and mineral levels in balance. Iron is essential to energy as it assists your red blood cells transport oxygen throughout your body. Magnesium supports bone health, organ function and energy production.–LiveStrong
Chipotle Ranch Sauce
These burgers are terrific partnered with my low-fat Chipotle Ranch Sauce!
This smoky, savory, and creamy vegan chipotle sauce is the perfect match for bean burgers, veggie hoagies, baked fries, and SO MUCH MORE!
If you are curious about the potato chips pictured, they are completely oil-free Low-Fat Potato Chips in the Microwave. Check out the easy recipe at this link.
Other great sandwich and burger recipes
- Barbecue Sandwiches Vegan Style
- Portobello Mushroom Burgers
- Chickpea Burgers
- Lentil Bulgur Sloppy Joes
Plant-Based Vegan Starter Kits $27
- 1-1/2 cups black beans, 15 oz can (drained and rinsed) or fresh cooked
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup onions, diced
- 3 Tbsp ketchup
- 1 Tbs worcestershire sauce, without anchovies, or Bragg's Aminos
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp steak seasoning dry spice
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper, optional
- Drain and rinse black beans.
- In large bowl, mash black beans with a potato masher.
- Dice onion and red pepper.
- Add all ingredients to bowl with black beans.
- Mix thoroughly. I use my hands to knead them well.
- Form into patties. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. You can also pan fry in non-stick skillet.
- Serve on a bun with onion, lettuce, tomato, and your favorite condiments. I love these with my low-fat Chipotle Ranch Sauce. Link to recipe below.
- The potato chip maker link to amazon is below. It comes with a potato slicer and costs less than $10. Instructions say to cook in microwave for 3-5 minutes, but I have found it takes 7-8 minutes to get nice and crispy in mine. Excellent product!
12" Stone Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri, with 100% APEO & PFOA-Free Stone-Derived Non-Stick Coating from Germany
Wizard's Organic Vegan Worcestershire Sauce 5oz
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 253 Total Fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 47g Fiber: 12g Sugar: 5g Protein: 13g