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Vegan Black Bean Burgers

Vegan Black Bean Burgers, the best meat-free burgers that can be ready in well under 30 minutes. Low-calorie, high-protein, highly nutritious, and absolutely delicious.

Vegan Black Bean Burger on a white plate

Who doesn’t like a good burger? They are everybody’s favourite pub food, and are perfect for feeding a hungry crowd. And while I could never say no to the good old beef burger, these vegan black bean burgers have suddenly topped my list of foods I make often.

Black beans are extremely versatile, and can be used in a wide range of dishes, from appetizers to main meals. They are absolutely jam-packed with protein and fiber, plus other essential vitamins and minerals.

Not to mention that they have 0 cholesterol, and hardly any calories. To me, that’s a pretty good reason to include black beans in my diet a lot more often than I have done it so far.

A 400 g tin of black beans is ridiculously cheap, and you get to make 3 nice burgers out of it. Even if you cook for a larger number of people, you still don’t spend even a fraction of what you would otherwise pay on a meat burger if you are dining out.

Since the beans are already cooked in the tin, all you have to do is mix them with a few other basic ingredients, get them in the pan or grill for a few minutes, and there you have, some fantastic vegan burgers for everyone to enjoy.

Collage of 4 photos to show how to make vegan black bean burgers

I have added some red peppers for extra flavour, but you can omit them if you like. Alternatively, pickled red peppers can be used too. Or peppers of any other colour.

Don’t bother trying to cut the peppers and onions finely, they will end up in the blender anyway. I really am rubbish at cutting finely, it’s one of those boring jobs I can never have enough patience for.

Which is surprising, given that I love cooking and baking, and could happily stay in the kitchen all the long. But not to chop veggies finely, oh no, that no.

As for the breadcrumbs, I have used some regular dry breadcrumbs, but panko breadcrumbs, or fresh breadcrumbs can also be used. The amout of breadcrumbs to be used can vary, so I would just add a quarter of a cup to start with, and add more if needed.

Now, the texture of the burgers is nothing like the one of a regular meat burger. Although the burgers firm up and hold a nice shape, they are pretty soft when you have a bite, so not to be worried about that.

Also, make sure you use a non-stick pan, or a well-greased grill, they burgers can break easily. Other than that, enjoy some spectacular burgers with your favourite Homemade Spicy Potato Wedges , Baked Parsnip Fries , Crispy Baked Sweet Potato Fries or Homemade French fries recipe with coarse sea salt.

Side shot of a vegan black bean burger

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A vegan black bean burger on a white plate
Vegan Black Bean Burgers
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
resting time
20 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Vegan Black Bean Burgers, the best meat-free burgers that can be ready in well under 30 minutes. Low-calorie, high-protein, highly nutritious, and absolutely delicious.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: International
Keyword: vegan burgers
Servings: 3 burgers
Calories: 182 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 1 tin black beans (400 g)
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp olive oil for frying
  1. Drain the liquid of the beans, then give a quick rinse and add them to a bowl together with the rest of the ingredients (except for oil).

  2. Blend everything together until you get a rough paste, then form 3 patties, and let them chill in the fridge for about 20 minutes so they can firm up.

  3. Add the oil to a pan or grill pan, and fry the burgers on both sides for about 2 minutes or so until lightly brown.

  4. Serve between a burger bun with tomatoes and salad of your choice.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Black Bean Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Sodium 167mg 7%
Potassium 423mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 3g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 27%
Vitamin C 65.8%
Calcium 4.7%
Iron 13.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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