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vegan black bean burger on a plate with a pickle and tomatoes

Best Spicy Vegan Black Bean Burgers

These are the Best Spicy Vegan Black Bean Burgers for a reason! They're PACKED with flavour, protein, healthy fats, fibre and even a little vegetables! Perfect for vegetarians and omnivores, alike!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 463kcal


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 227 g mushrooms stems removed and cut into pieces
  • 1 19 oz can about 2 cups black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup plus 2 tbsp quick cooking oats gluten free if needed
  • 1/2 – 1 ½ tsp chili powder depending on how spicy you like it
  • 1 ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp barbeque sauce
  • 1 ½ tsp vegan worchestershire sauce soy sauce or gluten free tamari
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ¼ cup ground flax
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil for frying

Burger accompaniments:

  • Burger buns
  • Vegetables lettuce, tomato, pickles
  • Sauce BBQ sauce, mustard, ketchup


  • Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium low heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute  for 30 minutes until caramelized and golden. Add to a bowl.
  • Pulse the mushroom caps in a food processor until it looks like ground meat. Put in cheesecloth or a sieve and squeeze out the liquid as best as you possibly can. Add to the bowl.
  • Puree the black beans, oats, chili, cumin, paprika, BBQ sauce, worchestershire, sugar, yeast, flax, salt and pepper until fairly smooth. Add to the bowl.
  • Add the black bean paste to the onion, garlic and mushroom and mix well. Form into 4 patties and refrigerate the patties for 30-60 minutes.
  • Heat the olive oil over medium high heat and pan-fry on each side until golden brown. Serve on a bun topped with your favourite veggies and sauces.


Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 459mg | Potassium: 1129mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 153IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 6mg