Vegan Black Bean Burgers

I have been making these vegan black bean burgers for many years, and they are my go-to burgers to serve for family events. This is one of the best vegan burger recipes I’ve had, and also is our readers’ favorite. 

I decided to update the photo, since I made some just in time for the 4th of July. This recipe is no-fail, they don’t fall apart, and can even be grilled.

This is an easy vegan burger recipe with simple ingredients that you more than likely already have in your pantry, and you can also easily substitute anything missing with ingredients you have available. See more of my tips below!

This vegan burger recipe is also gluten-free. I used Little Northern Bakehouse Millet And Chia Seeds Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns to eat with my burgers.

My burgers can be made in larger quantities, and they freeze well. Also, try my homemade Vegan Mayo Recipe as a topping. 

These burgers are delicious served with my flavorful Baked Jicama Fries or Oven Baked Potato Wedges.

vegan black bean burger on gluten-free vegan bun, with mayo, red onion, caramelized onion, avocado, tomatoes

What Is Bragg’s Liquid Aminos?

Liquid aminos, like soy sauce or tamari, is made with soybeans. It adds the “umami” or savory flavor profile that is essential to adding depth for many recipes. I also use it in place of some salt, since it not only adds saltiness but also flavor.

Liquid aminos also has the amino acids that are present in soybeans that are necessary for vegans to eat. I love ingredients that improve my food while also adding nutritional benefit.

Unlike many common soy sauces, Bragg’s liquid aminos is gluten-free. I love using it for this reason, I never need to check the label, however if you do not have access to liquid aminos there are specifically gluten free soy sauces you can use instead.

If you are looking for a non soy based alternative, there is aminos made from coconut. It isn’t made from the actual coconut that you may be thinking of, but actually the sap of the coconut tree. It has that same umami flavor, similar to soy sauce, while also being vegan, soy free, and gluten free.

What Are Nutritional Yeast Flakes?

When one mentions yeast, you will usually think of the tan granules used to make bread and other wheat based bread products. However, nutritional yeast flakes are something completely different.

Although all three common yeasts are made from the same species, unlike brewer’s and baker’s, nutritional yeast is not left alive. It doesn’t have the same function as those, and is manufactured specifically to be for food.

Nutritional yeast adds an umami, savory or cheesy flavor, making it one of my favorite seasonings to add an extra “something” to my dishes.

But just like many of my ingredients, it is secretly a powerhouse. Nutritional yeast flakes contain all nine essential amino acids that you must intake, making it what is known as a complete protein. This can be rare, especially for vegans, making it an easy way to make sure you have no deficiencies.

Moreover, it contains vitamin B12, and other B vitamins in fact. Vitamin B12 is most commonly found in eggs, dairy, or meat, meaning that many vegans have a B12 deficiency if they aren’t careful.

Being deficient in vitamin B12 makes you feel sluggish and mentally foggy, which can be quoted as the reasoning for why some people’s vegan journeys fail. Adding nutritional yeast to your diet is extremely easy, as it can be added to most savory dishes quite easily, possibly eliminating the need for expensive supplements.

The Ultimate Vegan Oatmeal Burger (Makeover)

Tips For Making Vegan Black Bean Burgers

  1. Black beans may be substituted with cooked kidney beans, white beans, chickpeas.
  2. Pecans, almonds, or cashews may be used instead of walnuts.
  3. This oatmeal burger recipe can be modified to use the herbs that you like. It is such a versatile recipe, so it is difficult to mess it up.
  4. If you are allergic to oatmeal, then substitute with quinoa flakes.
  5. You can also substitute the ground flaxseeds with chia seeds.

This version is very delicious. My eight-year-old Daevyd, helped me to make these burgers and he enjoyed eating his burger so much. He kept telling me how good it tasted! He is very picky and he actually wanted another burger!

Gluten-Free Black Bean Burgers

This recipe is originally from the early days of my website before I was on a fully gluten-free diet. However, in 2019, I decided to experiment and update my recipe to make these into gluten-free black bean burgers. As mentioned above, just serve with gluten-free hamburger buns such as Little Northern Bakehouse’s option for a fully gluten-free vegan experience.

Bite of vegan black bean burger

Vegan Black Bean Burgers Ingredients

  • Oatmeal
  • Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Nutritional Yeast Flakes
  • Italian Seasoning 
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Cooked Rice
  • Walnuts
  • Black Beans
  • Ground Flaxseeds

How To Make Black Bean Burgers?

  1. Preheat oven to 400℉. Bring water to boil in a saucepan.
  2. Add Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, onion, garlic, yeast flakes, Italian seasoning, and cayenne pepper to the saucepan.
  3. Stir in oats, cooked rice, walnuts, black beans, and flax seeds.
  4. Reduce heat, and keep on stirring until liquid is absorbed, usually about 2 minutes.
  5. Remove the saucepan from heat, and allow the oat mixture to cool until you are able to handle it.
  6. Using a large canning jar lid, including both the cap and rim, form mixture into patties and place them on a lightly oiled cookie sheet.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes, turning halfway. You may also cook in a lightly oiled skillet on both sides. Top with your favorite toppings!

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Vegan Black Bean Burger

Vegan Black Bean Burgers

These Vegan Black Bean Burgers are full of flavor, delicious served on burger buns slathered with vegan mayo, topped with lettuce, onions, tomatoes and avocado slices, or served with your favorite gravy and mashed potatoes!
4.95 from 38 votes
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Course: Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan black bean burger
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 194kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos sauce or Braggs liquid aminos, soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats or rolled oats
  • 1 cup cooked rice or quinoa
  • 1 cup walnuts chopped
  • 1/2 cup black beans cooked
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400℉. Bring water to boil in a saucepan.
  • Add Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, onion, garlic, yeast flakes, Italian seasoning, and cayenne pepper to the saucepan.
  • Stir in oats, cooked rice, walnuts, black beans, and flax seeds.
  • Reduce heat, and keep on stirring until liquid is absorbed, usually about 2 minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat, and allow the oat mixture to cool until you are able to handle it.
  • Using a large canning jar lid, including both the cap and rim, form the mixture into patties and place them on a lightly oiled cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, turning halfway. You may also cook in a lightly oiled skillet on both sides. Top with your favorite toppings!

Nutrition

Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Sodium: 323mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 6mg