Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Oats


Crispy outside, soft inside. Place burgers on buns and add condiments and toppings of choice, e.g. lettuce, pickles, tomato, raw or grilled onion, grilled mushrooms, avocado, jalapenos, bell peppers, ketchup, mustard, barbecue sauce, etc.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
15 burgers


  • 2 ½ cups canned black beans, liquid reserved

  • 2 cups rolled oats, or more as needed

  • 2 cups raw sunflower seed kernels

  • 1 (16 ounce) package white mushrooms, stemmed and quartered

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 white onion, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons vegan Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons salt, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons onion powder

  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • vegetable oil as needed


  1. Process black beans in a food processor or blender with just enough of the reserved can liquid to get the processor going. Place into a large bowl.

  2. Blend oats in the food processor until they become oat flour; add to the large bowl. Blend sunflower seeds until finely ground; add to the bowl. Blend mushrooms, bell peppers, and onion in batches in a food processor and add to oat mixture. Mix in parsley, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and cumin thoroughly using your hands or a rubber spatula, adding more processed oats if needed to hold shape.

  3. Roll mixture into 15 tight balls, flatten, and cup the sides to ensure the patties do not have cracks. Place on wax or parchment paper.

  4. Heat oil in a large skillet to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), or over medium heat. Place patties carefully into the hot oil using your hands or a spatula, working in batches. Cook until browned and crispy, 3 to 5 minutes on each side. Remove and place onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess oil, about 2 minutes. Repeat with more oil until all burgers are cooked.

Cook's Notes:

You can use cooked dried black beans instead of canned.

Leftover burgers can be pan-fried in about 2 tablespoons oil to reheat.

This is a large batch. If your family is small, then make a half batch, or you can use half of the batch for burgers, and the other for "meatballs."

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

250 Calories
15g Fat
24g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 250
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 1135mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 21mg 106%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 478mg 10%

* 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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