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Vegan Black Bean Burgers

Vegan Black Bean Burgers | Well and Full | #healthy #vegan #recipe

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 | Well and Full | #healthy #vegan #recipeVegan Black Bean Burgers | Well and Full | #healthy #vegan #recipe

4.84 from 6 votes

Vegan Black Bean Burgers

These vegan black bean burgers are hearty, delicious, and packed with plant-based protein! 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 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


  1. In a food processor, add in the chopped onions and the clove of garlic. Process until everything is minced finely.

  2. Then, add in the oats, breadcrumbs, walnuts, flaxseed, salt, and spices. Process until the mixture forms a chunky meal.

  3. 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).

  4. If the dough is too crumbly, add in the additional 1 tbs of water.

  5. Let the dough rest for 10-15 minutes. DO NOT skip this step!!

  6. Then, cut the dough into four even portions.

  7. Bring a sauté pan to medium heat with a drizzle of a neutral vegetable oil. 

  8. While the pan is heating, shape the dough into burgers. (Use the photos here for a reference.) 

  9. Cook each burger in the pan with oil for about 4-5 minutes on each side.

  10. Serve the burgers on your favorite bun with lettuce, tomatoes, and red onion. (Or any fillings you like!)

  11. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

I have not tried grilling these burgers (I don't own a grill!) so I don't know if they'd work out using that cooking method. I think they'd hold together in a cast iron grill pan, but I wouldn't try them on a traditional barbecue grill. 

Vegan Black Bean Burgers | Well and Full | #healthy #vegan #recipe


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 :)


  • Reply
    Meredith | Earth & Oven
    December 31, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    you can just TELL how well-binded these veggie burgers are Sarah. Love the spice mix too :)

    • Reply
      January 2, 2019 at 1:16 pm

      It’s all thanks to the flaxseed!! Thanks Meredith :)

  • Reply
    Jess @choosingchia
    January 2, 2019 at 8:26 am

    5 stars
    These burgers look delicious Sarah! Hope you had a Happy New Years! Can’t wait for all the recipes to come in 2019 :) xo

    • Reply
      January 2, 2019 at 10:33 am

      Thanks so much Jess, Happy New Year to you too!! <3

  • Reply
    January 13, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    5 stars
    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!

    • Reply
      January 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!

  • Reply
    February 8, 2019 at 7:45 pm

    5 stars
    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!!❤️

    • Reply
      February 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!

  • Reply
    April 18, 2019 at 11:49 am

    5 stars
    I made these burgers for dinner and they came out incredible. They will definitely be added to our weeknight meal rotation!

    • Reply
      April 18, 2019 at 4:46 pm

      I’m so glad you liked them!! :) Thank you for leaving a review!!

  • Reply
    May 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!

    • Reply
      May 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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    January 4, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    4 stars
    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.

    • Reply
      January 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 :)

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    February 24, 2020 at 3:37 pm

    5 stars
    These were delicious. I’m curious if you have the nutritional values -calories specifically

    • Reply
      March 4, 2020 at 9:37 am

      I’m so glad you liked the recipe :) I use MyFitnessPal for calorie calculations!

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