Vegan black bean burger (gluten free).

Vegan black bean burgers

A damn fine vegan black bean burger that ticks all the boxes. Moist, firm, tasty as heck and of course numero uno - it doesn't fall apart when cooking!
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Course: Main meals
Cuisine: Gluten free, Vegan
Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 102kcal
Author: Quite Good Food


  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats, (gluten free if required)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed or grated
  • 1/2 cup coriander, (cilantro) finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce, (ketchup - check label if gluten free)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper or chilli flakes, optional
  • Panko crumbs, to coat (gluten free if required), optional


  • Mix chia seeds with 3 tbsp of water and set aside for 5-10 minutes to thicken. Stir to loosen a bit - the mixture will be very thick and gloopy.
  • Roughly mash black beans.
  • Add all ingredients (except the panko crumbs) and mix well to combine. You want to make sure the chia seeds are evenly mixed through.
  • Using your hands, roll mixture into six even sized balls and flatten into a pattie shape, about 1.25cm (0.5in) thick.
  • If using, press patties into panko crumbs on both sides. Put finished patties on a plate or baking tray, and into the fridge to firm up for an hour or two.
  • When ready to eat, pan fry until golden on both sides.


Nutrition information is calculated for the patties only (does not include oil for pan frying, burger buns or burger fillings).

Nutrition information

Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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