These easy vegan black bean burgers are super simple with only 5 ingredients and ready in 15 minutes. They’re a tasty dinner or meal-prep recipe that you’ll want to make again & again!
Vegan Black Bean Burger Ingredients:
- 2 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained & rinsed
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- 2 teaspoons ketchup
- 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder
- Salt & pepper, to taste
How to Make Black Bean Burgers:
1️⃣ Step 1: Grind the oats
In a food processor or blender, pulse the oats until they are ground into a fine consistency.
? Step 2: Mix the ingredients
in a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients. Use a fork or potato masher to mash and mix the beans.
? Step 3: Make the patties
Divide the mixture into 4 even portions. Shape each portion into a ball and then flatten it to make a patty.
? Step 4: Cook the burgers
In a large skillet over medium high heat, add 1 patty (or 2 if there’s room in your skillet). Cook for 5 - 7 minutes on each side, until cooked through and browned. Flip the burgers gently so that they maintain their shape.
? Step 5: Serve
Serve warm on a hamburger bun with all of your favorite fixings!
Tips for This Recipe:
Mash the beans in your food processor:
If you like a smoother consistency to your burgers, add a can of beans to your food processor (after you blend the oats) and pulse until mostly smooth. Then add everything to a bowl and mash & mix together with a fork.
Handle with care:
Once your patties are formed, handle them with care as you cook/flip them. Once the burgers are cooked, they will be more firm.
How to know when they're cooked:
Cook the burgers for about 5 - 7 minutes on each side. The burgers should be heated through and slightly browned on each side.
How to store black bean burgers:
- In the fridge: once cooled, store the burgers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 - 4 days.
- In the freezer: once cooled, store the burgers in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.