These vegan black bean burgers are hearty, delicious, and packed with plant-based protein!
This post was created in collaboration with One Degree Organics, a brand I’ve been working with for over two years. I love One Degree Organics because they are an ethical, family-owned business with high-quality products. All opinions stated here are my own!
Sneaking in with one final recipe in 2018!! I’ve taken the past week off to be present with my friends and family over the Christmas holiday, and I’m really glad I did. I’ve written about this on my blog before, but 2018 may have been the hardest year of my life (with 2017 coming in for a close second). There were some unexpected, traumatic things that happened that really tested my resilience. And while I was dealing with these issues, I wasn’t as good of a friend or family member as I would’ve liked to have been. I was so focused on just getting by that I didn’t have anything left to give as a friend. But I am incredibly blessed to have an amazing group of friends that didn’t give up on me during this difficult time. They were continually there for me while expecting nothing in return. And even though 2018 may have been a really hard year, I am so grateful to have strengthened the bonds with my family of friends.
It’s this focus on family that makes me feel so proud to work with a brand like One Degree Organics. They are a family-owned business operating out of British Columbia that produce exceptional, high-quality products. Their goods are sold at Whole Foods and many other stores in the United States, which can be found on their store locator. This recipe I’m sharing today is created with their quick oats, which lend body and texture to these vegan black bean burgers. (I love these oats, but my favorite product of their is definitely their incredible bread. Their lentil grain bread in particular is sublime!)
In 2019 I have a bunch of delicious recipes to share with you, along with some very big news ;) ;) Since this is my last post of 2018, I’m going to sign off with best wishes to all of you for a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year! With love from my family to yours!
Vegan Black Bean Burgers
- 1/4 Cup Red Onion chopped
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 1/4 Cup Rolled or Quick Oats
- 1/4 Cup Breadcrumbs
- 1/4 Cup Walnuts
- 2 Tbs Ground Flaxseed
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1/2 Tsp Paprika
- 1/4 Tsp Cumin
- Black Pepper to taste
- 1 15 oz Can Black Beans rinsed and dried
- 2 Tbs Olive Oil
- 1-2 Tbs Water
- Neutral Vegetable Oil for sauté
- In a food processor, add in the chopped onions and the clove of garlic. Process until everything is minced finely.
- Then, add in the oats, breadcrumbs, walnuts, flaxseed, salt, and spices. Process until the mixture forms a chunky meal.
- Then add in the black beans and olive oil, plus 1 tbs of water. Process until the mixture is chunky and pliable (there should still be some chunks of black beans in the mixture - you don't want it to be totally smooth).
- If the dough is too crumbly, add in the additional 1 tbs of water.
- Let the dough rest for 10-15 minutes. DO NOT skip this step!!
- Then, cut the dough into four even portions.
- Bring a sauté pan to medium heat with a drizzle of a neutral vegetable oil.
- While the pan is heating, shape the dough into burgers. (Use the photos here for a reference.)
- Cook each burger in the pan with oil for about 4-5 minutes on each side.
- Serve the burgers on your favorite bun with lettuce, tomatoes, and red onion. (Or any fillings you like!)
If you make vegan black bean burgers and post them on Instagram, be sure to tag me @wellandfull and #wellandfull so I can see! I love seeing your takes on my recipes :)
Meredith | Earth & OvenDecember 31, 2018 at 12:02 pm
you can just TELL how well-binded these veggie burgers are Sarah. Love the spice mix too :)
SarahJanuary 2, 2019 at 1:16 pm
It’s all thanks to the flaxseed!! Thanks Meredith :)
Jess @choosingchiaJanuary 2, 2019 at 8:26 am
These burgers look delicious Sarah! Hope you had a Happy New Years! Can’t wait for all the recipes to come in 2019 :) xo
SarahJanuary 2, 2019 at 10:33 am
Thanks so much Jess, Happy New Year to you too!! <3
KatieJanuary 13, 2019 at 6:12 pm
These black bean burgers are my abdolute favorite! So much flavor and perfect consistency 🙌🏼 I added some red pepper flakes in with the spices for some added heat 🔥 Thank you for the recipe!
SarahJanuary 14, 2019 at 12:05 pm
Hi Katie, I’m so glad to hear you like these burgers!! I will have to add in some red pepper flakes the next time I make these ;) Thanks so much for leaving a note!
TheresaFebruary 8, 2019 at 7:45 pm
These were absolutely delicious!! They were so easy to make and I put them in the air fryer to make them crispy, thanks so much for the recipe!!❤️
SarahFebruary 10, 2019 at 1:15 pm
I’m so glad you liked these burgers, Theresa! I’ve actually been thinking about getting an air fryer myself and I’ll have to try cooking these burgers when I get it :) Thanks so much for leaving a review!
R.H.April 18, 2019 at 11:49 am
I made these burgers for dinner and they came out incredible. They will definitely be added to our weeknight meal rotation!
SarahApril 18, 2019 at 4:46 pm
I’m so glad you liked them!! :) Thank you for leaving a review!!
EricaMay 3, 2019 at 1:21 pm
Do you think these would work with 15 oz of cooked lentils either canned or cooked fresh? Just curious! Trying to incorporate more lentils into what I eat and I love burgers!
SarahMay 3, 2019 at 6:55 pm
Hi Erica, I haven’t tried these with lentils so I’m not sure. I would start out replacing half of the black beans with cooked green or black lentils (I would not recommend red lentils, they’d be too mushy). If you try it out, please let me know how it goes! :)
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SueJanuary 4, 2020 at 1:07 pm
These were much better than I expected. Disclaimer, I’m a meat eater and have never had anything other than burger meat. Trying something different. My only critique would be, it’s a bit too salty for my taste. Would substitute the salty seasonings for herbs to level out the saltiness of this recipe.
SarahJanuary 6, 2020 at 9:58 am
Hi Sue, thanks so much for leaving a review! The only ingredient in this recipe that is supposed to have salt in it is the salt itself (or possibly the black beans, depending on what brand you use). If any of your spices were part of a blend or had salt in them (i.e. the paprika, cumin, etc.), then that may explain why the burgers tasted salty. I recommend trying the recipe with salt-free spices to see if you like it :)
GillianFebruary 24, 2020 at 3:37 pm
These were delicious. I’m curious if you have the nutritional values -calories specifically
SarahMarch 4, 2020 at 9:37 am
I’m so glad you liked the recipe :) I use MyFitnessPal for calorie calculations!
JennaApril 16, 2020 at 2:07 pm
Hello! I was wondering what I could replace the walnuts with, as my boyfriend has a nut allergy. I’ve seen recipes with sunflower seeds instead, but I’m afraid we’re out of those as well :( any suggestions would help! Thanks x
SarahApril 17, 2020 at 12:40 pm
Hi Jenna, if you don’t have sunflower seeds on hand I’d recommend pumpkin seeds! However I can’t guarantee results because I didn’t test this recipe with them. I hope it works out for you! :)
SFMay 9, 2020 at 9:55 pm
Tried this for the first time today, which is also my first time having any sort of bean burger. I was pleasantly pleased with the outcome and all four were gone for lunch between my husband and I. I’ll be sure to make these on the regular! We had ours on fresh, local brioche buns and a fresh slice of tomato. I did three in the pan and one in the air fryer since I’d seen a couple of comments on that. I did have a slight preference for the crisper texture from the air fryer, but at the same time had more of an issue with the patty not staying together in the air fryer. Probably just user error though! I didn’t think these were too salty. They were just right for us! It’d be great if nutritional / caloric information would become available at some point. I seem to be having trouble with the Recipe Rating feature, but did want to give it a 5.
SarahMay 12, 2020 at 10:51 am
Hi SF, thank you so much for leaving this review! I’m so glad you liked the burgers! Using a brioche bun sounds extra delicious, I’ll have to try that myself :) Also, my apologies for difficulties with the recipe plugin!
CamilleJune 11, 2020 at 7:57 pm
We made these tonight and they were absolutely scrumptious! We had them lettuce wrapped and topped with tomato, avocado, and a tiny bit of avocado mayo. We will definitely be making these again!
SarahJune 12, 2020 at 6:22 pm
I’m so glad you liked them, Camille! Thanks so much for leaving a review :)
KimJuly 19, 2020 at 8:49 pm
I made these for dinner and they were so good! The taste and texture were perfect. I’ve had processed veggie burgers before but never made my own. I will be making these often. YUM!
SarahJuly 29, 2020 at 8:46 am
I’m so glad you liked them Kim!! I always love to read a review like this :) Enjoy!
ErinAugust 4, 2020 at 5:25 pm
Made these for dinner last night and they did not disappoint. Definitely held together better than any other vegan burger recipe I’ve tried!
SarahAugust 11, 2020 at 10:18 am
I’m so glad you liked these burgers, Erin! Getting a review like this made my morning :) Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment!
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PeggyMarch 2, 2021 at 4:31 pm
I’ve been trying to find the perfect veggy burger for quite a while…….this is it. So delicious and full of flavor. I’m not sure if I didn’t add enough water? Only used 1 tsp or if I over blended it. it cooked perfectly but crumbled when I was eating it. It doesn’t matter really but I want to make a perfect stick together burger. Thank you so much
SarahMarch 4, 2021 at 10:47 am
Hi Peggy, I’m so glad you liked this black bean burger! The measurement in the recipe is 1-2 tablespoons (tbs) of water, not teaspoons (tsp) :) I hope you’ll try it again with more water to see if that works! – Sarah
WendyJuly 2, 2021 at 10:08 am
I have a nut intolerance. Is there any thing else that could replace the nuts?
SarahJuly 9, 2021 at 2:38 pm
If you’re okay with sunflower seeds, I’d try those! :)