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A Black Bean Burger layered with lettuce, onion and condiments.
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Vegan Black Bean Burgers Recipe

Vegan Black Bean Burgers Recipe is healthy & one of the most popular burgers out there.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Sandwich
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 Pattys
Calories 277kcal


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil for sauteing
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • ½ cup carrot finely diced
  • 1 ear of corn shucked and cut from the cob or canned corn, drained, about 8 ounces
  • 2 cloves garlic finely diced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups bread crumbs fresh
  • 29 ounces black beans 2 cans about 14.5 oz, each, drained. You should even rinse and pat them dry. You want to make sure they aren't wet when mashing and adding to the rest of ingredients.
  • 2 egg substitutes I used chia meal/flour which is 2 tablespoons chia meal and 6 tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup sunflower seed kernels


  • Make your bread crumbs using a food processor and set aside.  If you have any leftover breadcrumbs it can be frozen for 6 months.
  • Prepare the egg substitutes and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a large skillet and add the onion and carrot and saute about 10 minutes.
  • Add corn and cook another 3 minutes.
  • Add spices and garlic to the onion and cook another minute.
  • In a large bowl add the black beans and mash with a potato masher or the back of a fork.  You could pulse in a food processor instead but not too fine.
  • Stir in the prepared egg substitutes.
  • Mix in the onion mixture, bread crumbs and sunflower seed kernels.
  • Make into 6 patties.  
  • At this point you can freeze the patties - before frying.
  • Fry the patties in medium hot oil until browned on each side.  
  • Serve with your favorite bun and toppings.



Can You Freeze Vegan Black Bean Burgers?
Yes! You can lay parchment paper between each patty and freeze that way either in freezer bags or hard sided glass freezer containers.
Take out of the freezer and put in the refrigerator a few hours before frying - about 3-4 hours.
They don't have to be completely defrosted, but almost.
In a large skillet. Heat one tablespoon of oil and fry the patties on each side until browned.


Serving: 1Patty | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 608mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2010IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 3.5mg