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Vegan Black Bean Burgers

This vegan black bean burger recipe is simple to make and gluten-free! Made from black beans, sweet potatoes, quinoa, flax-seeds and tex-mex seasonings.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 15 mins
Total Time1 hr 35 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Kayla


  • 1 tsp coarse kosher-salt
  • 1 tsp onion-powder
  • 1 tsp chili-powder
  • 1 15 oz can black-beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 medium sweet-potatoes halved lengthwise
  • 2 tsp ground-cumin
  • 3 tbsp ground-flax-seed
  • ½ tsp garlic-powder
  • ½ cup dry-quinoa about 1 ½ cups cooked
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp dried-oregano
  • non-stick cooking spray or olive-oil

Optional for Serving

  • guacamole
  • pickled-onions
  • easy chipotle-sauce


Bake the Sweet Potatoes

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking-sheet with aluminum-foil and spray with non-stick cooking-spray. Place halved sweet-potatoes cut side & poke every half using a fork several times.
  • Bake for 30-35minutes or till sweet-potatoes are tender & cooked through. Remove from oven & let cool for 5minutes. While sweetpotatoes are baking, make the quinoa.

Cook the Quinoa

  • Put quinoa in a fine-mesh sieve & wash under cold running water for a few minute. Drain & transfer to a medium-pot. Then add 1 cup of water & bring to a boil on high-heat.
  • Reduce heat to low, then cover & simmer for 10-15minutes or till quinoa is tender & cooked through. Let stand for 5minutes then remove the lid & fluff with a fork.

Make the Seasoning

  • In a small-bowl, then put in the ground-flax-seed, onion-powder, ground cumin, dried oregano, coarse kosher-salt, ground black-pepper, chili-powder and garlic-powder. Mix together and then put aside.

Mash it up

  • In a large-bowl, then add the black-beans and cooked sweet-potatoes. Mash till the consistency is just slightly-chunky. Some beans will be totally mashed & many others won't. This can help create a wonderful texture.

Mix it all together

  • Add the cooked quinoa and blended spices. Mix it all together till all of the ingredients are evenly dispersed. Shape into 8 burger-patties, about ⅓ cup of mix each.

Create the patties

  • With your hands, shape the mixture into 8 burger patties, about a heaping ⅓ cup of mix each patty.

Cook the Burgers

  • Line a large baking-sheet with parchment-paper & spray with non-stick cooking-spray or olive-oil. Place beans-patties bakin- sheet and bake in 400°F oven for 20minutes. Gently flip over the patties and bake for another 20minutes. Remove from oven & then serve and enjoy it!