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Basic Black Bean Burgers

Delicious bean burgers full of texture and flavor.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course bbq, Main Course
Servings 6 patties


  • 1 15 oz can drained black beans
  • ¼ cup gluten free rolled oats
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • 2 tbs flax meal
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 3 tbs breadcrumbs
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 2 tbs nutritional yeast
  • 3 tbs neutral oil


  • In a large skillet, heat 3 tbs of neutral oil.
  • Roughly chop 1 cup of mushrooms. Add mushrooms to the hot skillet. Saute on all sides until browned and crispy.
  • While the mushrooms brown, add the pecans, oats, garlic, and minced onions to a food processor. Blend until the pecan chunks are pea sized, about 30 seconds.
  • In a large bowl, add the nut mixture from the food processor, drained beans, flax meal, breadcrumbs, cumin, nutritional yeast, and salt. Using a fork, potato masher, or your hands mix the ingredients together, mashing the beans as you mix. Don't mash the beans too much, you don't want hummus burgers. Texture is a good thing here. Just mash them enough to get the burger mixture to come together.
  • Add the browned mushrooms and mix until evenly distributed.
  • Form the bean mixture into six equal patties.
  • You can fry these back in the large skillet, or grill them on the BBQ! Cook until crispy on the outside. Top with your favorite burger toppings and enjoy!
Keyword Black Beans, Burgers, gluten free, vegan