Vegan Black Bean Burgers

Presentation & ingredient editing by Jim’s Real Food Kitchen | August 23, 2020.
These Vegan Black Bean Burgers truly are restaurant quality! Crispy on the outside with a succulent, moist middle, these veggie burgers will please plant-eater and omnivores alike. It takes less than 30 minutes to get these easy healthy burgers ready!


  • 15 ounces black beans one can, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed
  • 1 teaspoon paprika Substituted for smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper or to taste
  • 1/2 cup Ezekiel 4:9 - Low Sodium Sprouted Whole Grain Bread breadcrumbs Substituted for Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon apple sauce Substituted for oil
  • 2 tablespoons BBQ sauce Not used


  • Make the burger mix. Place the beans into a food processor together with the vinegar, breadcrumbs, flaxseed, and seasonings. Pulse for about 1 minute, until you have a mixture that holds together.
  • Cook the burgers. Divide the burgers, form patties, then cook in a skillet - 4 mins per side.
  • Why you’ll love these vegan black bean burgers
  • Crispy and moist. No mushy burgers here! These vegan burgers hold their shape and provide satisfaction in every bite.
  • Hearty. Thick, packed with black beans and topped with juicy, crunchy veggies, these burgers cross are so satisfying, vegans, and omnivores unite!
  • Delicious! Balsamic vinegar adds a depth of flavor, while the garlic and smoked paprika provide a wonderfully seasoned kick to the black bean burger mix.
  • An easy burger recipe. Whiz the ingredients up in a blender and cook for 8 mins – less than 20 mins from the pantry to table.


  • Be careful not to over-process the burger mix into a paste, some chunky texture is welcomed!
  • When cooking the patties, if any bits fall from the sides as you flip, press them back into the sides of the patty.
  • When toasting the buns in a pan, move them around while they toast, to avoid burning, you just want them a little crispy.
  • To ensure that the black bean burgers don’t fall apart, drain the beans thoroughly to remove as much liquid from them as possible.
  • For a lighter lunch, skip the bun and eat on a salad. Still super filling!
  • When using a BBQ sauce, make sure it's vegan and does not contain honey.