black bean burgers

This is not your average black bean burger. This can satisfy any carnivore’s burger cravings. My husband ate two of them standing over the kitchen counter before taking the other two to the dinner table. And he kept asking what was in there. On top of that these are extremely fast to make if you have cooked black beans on hand, or a can of black beans in your pantry.

black bean burgers


2 cups cooked black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup vital wheat gluten
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 ts chili powder
1 ts smoked sweet paprika
1 ts sea salt
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup water

In a nonstick skillet, heat 2 TB of olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for about 15 minutes, until lightly browned. Place the onions in a large bowl and add the beans, gluten, breadcrumbs, chili, smoked paprika, salt, parsley and water. Use a fork or your hands to mash and mix everything together. In a nonstick skillet (you can use the same one you used for the onions) heat the other 2 TB of olive oil over medium heat. Form the bean mixture into patties and cook for about 3 minutes on each side. You can also bake these for about 10-15 minutes but they will become more dry. To assemble the burgers slice buns in the middle, spread some vegan mayo, a lettuce leaf, your black bean patty, 1 slice of red onion, 1 slice of tomato, ketchup, mustard and any other burger favorites you may have. Pickle on the side is optional but we absolutely love it. Enjoy!


6 thoughts on “black bean burgers

  1. I just made these and posted them on my blog! They were soo good. Thanks for giving me the courage to use vital wheat gluten again! I had a bad experience when I first went vegan making seitan-turned out like rubber! Now I know vital wheat gluten is not scary. The flavor and texture of these burgers was perfect.


  2. YUM! I made these today with a couple tweeks. I used cillantro instead of parsley; instead of the chili powder and paprika, I used 2 Tbs of “Grill Mates; Memphis Pit BBQ”. I also chopped up an orange bell pepper since I had a few extra. It added a nice bit of sweetness. They were AMAZING! I will never buy frozen veggie burgers again! Thank you!!!


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