Vegan black bean burgers on a plate.
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Vegan Black Bean Burgers

These vegan black bean burgers are simple to make and packed with smoky flavours. If you’ve been looking for a simple yet delicious go-to plant-based burger recipe, this is it!
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4
Calories: 302kcal


  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3/4 small onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms finely chopped
  • 1/2 can (14 oz / 400 gram) black beans drained & rinsed
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp + 2 tbsp mustard divided
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Dash of cayenne & pepper
  • 4 burger buns
  • 2 tomatoes for topping
  • Mixed greens for topping
  • 1/4 small onion for topping


  • In a pan, dry toast the walnuts for 3-4 minutes until fragrant and golden brown, then set aside.
  • Put garlic, onion, and mushrooms in the same pan and sauté for 5-7 minutes until everything is soft, then put in a large bowl.
  • Add beans into the bowl to the onion, garlic, and mushroom mix and mash well with a wooden spoon.
  • Using a grinder or food processor, loosely grind the walnuts and oats, then add them to the bowl as well together with all other remaining ingredients except for the buns, the 1 tbsp mustard, and other toppings. Mash and mix until well combined.
  • Divide into 4 patties of around 1⁄2 inch thickness.
  • Heat the pan you used earlier over medium heat and add the patties once it is hot enough. Grill on both sides for around 5 minutes until well browned.
  • Let cool slightly, then assemble burgers by using (toasted) buns, patties, tomato, greens, onion, and mustard.



Calories: 302kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1089mg | Potassium: 600mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 21.8% | Vitamin C: 19.3% | Calcium: 11.9% | Iron: 21.3%