Vegan Black Bean Burgers


These easy vegan black bean burgers have a healthy dose of fiber thanks to the combination of black beans and quinoa. Cumin and chipotle chile powder give these vegan burgers a Southwestern spin. Using your hands to combine the mixture creates a soft, uniform texture.

Vegan Black Bean Burgers
Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 burgers


  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa

  • ½ cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs

  • ½ cup chopped scallions

  • 1 tablespoon no-salt-added tomato paste

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon chipotle chile powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ cup vegan mayonnaise, divided

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 1 medium avocado

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 6 small whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted

  • 6 thin slices tomato


  1. Place beans, quinoa, panko, scallions, tomato paste, cumin, chile powder, garlic powder, 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl; mash the mixture together with your hands. Shape into six 3/4-inch-thick patties. Arrange the patties on a plate; refrigerate for 10 minutes.

  2. Combine avocado, lime juice, cilantro, water and the remaining 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor; process until smooth, about 30 seconds.

  3. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties; cook until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

  4. Divide the avocado mixture evenly among top and bottom bun halves. Arrange the bean patties and tomato slices evenly on the bottom bun halves; replace the top bun halves.


To make ahead: Wrap the patties (Step 1) and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

452 Calories
26g Fat
47g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 burger
Calories 452
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 10g 37%
Total Sugars 5g
Added Sugars 3g 5%
Protein 11g 21%
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Vitamin A 223IU 4%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Folate 60mcg 15%
Sodium 549mg 24%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 3mg 19%
Magnesium 102mg 24%
Potassium 544mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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