Family Favorite: Black Bean Veggie Burgers
These Delicious Vegetarian Burgers are a family favorite! Thick and chunky, and never mushy, the whole family will love them!
Servings Prep Time
6burgers 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6burgers 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 1tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4cup Oniondiced
  • 1clove garlicminced
  • 1tsp ground Cumin
  • 1tsp chili powder
  • 1can Black Beansor Red Kidney Beans, drained, rinsed and roughly pureed
  • 1tsp Oregano
  • 1/3cup Parsley or Cilantrochopped
  • 1tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1/3cup Almondsroasted (optional) and chopped
  • 1/3cup Sunflower Seedsroasted (optional) and chopped
  • 1-2tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2-3medium Eggs(use two, then add another if the mixture is too crumbly)
  • 1cup Carrotsfinely grated
  • 1/2cup Rolled Oatschopped coarsely in the food processor (see note*)
  • 1/2cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1-2tablespoons flour of choiceas needed
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Into a large mixing bowl, add the drained beans. With a potato masher, mash the beans until 2/3 of the mixture is a bean “paste” while leaving about 1/3 of the beans mostly intact.
  2. In a medium skillet, add the oil and increase the heat to medium.
  3. Stir in the onion, garlic, and a pinch of salt. Sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, until the onion softens.
  4. Transfer the onion mixture into the bowl with the mashed beans.
  5. Stir in the eggs, grated carrots, parsley (or cilantro), sunflower seeds, almonds, soy sauce, chili powder, oregano, and cumin until thoroughly combined.
  6. Stir in the coarsely chopped oats, bread crumbs, and flour until the mixture comes together. It should be easy to shape the dough into patties. Stir in the salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. Shape the dough into 8 patties (roughly 1/3 cup of dough per patty). Pack the dough together tightly as this will help it stick together.
  8. If baking, bake in a 180C/350F oven for 30 minutes, flipping once during cooking. If pan frying, fry on medium-high until both sides are browned and steaming hot in the middle.
  9. Serve in a bun with your desired toppings. We like things like cheese, avocado, BBQ sauce, sprouts, red onions, pickles – whatever we have on hand!
Recipe Notes

Leftover burgers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days, or you can freeze them up to 1 month. Freeze burgers flat then wrap in plastic wrap and then tin foil. Store in a ziplock freezer bag.

* To coarsely chop the oats, add 1/2 cup rolled oats into a food processor. Process the oats until a coarse meal forms (the chopped pieces will be a mixture of powder and chopped oats just smaller than rice). Be sure not to process too long or the oats will turn into flour.