Vegan Black Bean Burgers


Delicious vegan black bean burgers that everyone can enjoy! You don't need to follow the recipe or amounts exactly — I never do. Serve with your favorite burger fixings and sweet potato fries.

close up view of a Vegan Black Bean Burger on a bun, with tomato and onion slices on a white plate
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 3 baby carrots, grated (Optional)

  • cup chopped sweet onion

  • ¼ cup minced green bell pepper (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 3 tablespoons chile-garlic sauce (such as Sriracha®), or to taste

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon warm water

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 slices whole-wheat bread, torn into small crumbs

  • ¾ cup unbleached flour, or as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  2. Mash black beans in a bowl. Add carrots, onion, bell pepper, and garlic; mix well.

  3. Whisk chile-garlic sauce, cornstarch, water, chili powder, cumin, seafood seasoning, salt, and black pepper together in a separate small bowl.

  4. Stir chile-garlic sauce mixture into black bean mixture; mix in bread crumbs. Stir flour, 1/4 cup at a time, into bean mixture until a sticky batter forms.

  5. Spoon mounds of batter onto the prepared baking sheet, about a 3/4-inch thickness per mound; shape into burgers.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked in the center and crisp on the outside, about 10 minutes per side.


One egg can be substituted for cornstarch, but the recipe will not be vegan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
1g Fat
52g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 1264mg 55%
Total Carbohydrate 52g 19%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 17mg 83%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 602mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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