Vegan Black Bean Burgers

Black bean burger

I was looking for my recipe for Black Bean Burgers and realized that I have never posted it online here for you! I kind of wing-it as far as recipes go on making veggie-burgers, and I did post almost exactly a year ago on making homemade veggie burgers in bulk for the freezer, but I never wrote up a recipe.  So here it is, in it’s most simplified of versions, which took me all of 10 minutes from start to finish, and has me wondering why I don’t make these on a monthly basis…they are so good, and so “clean” as far as being healthy for you!

Not to knock the brands that make a living creating veggie burgers, but mine are way better! Ha. There. I said it. Mine are better, and mine are way healthier- because they are not store-bought among other reasons!  I just don’t rake in the big-bucks selling my burgers to the masses…but that could change.  You never know!

Anyhoo. Here’s what I came up with today, and I used matzo-meal instead of bread crumbs because it is passover.  Well, guess what? There are just 2 ingredients in my matzo meal:  Matzo flour, and water.  Go in your pantry and see how many ingredients are in your bread crumbs.  Yes. I know, It is shocking- or if you don’t shock easily, it is atleast confusing…Why so many?  If you don’t want to use matzo meal, then I would use panko bread crumbs.  There are usually way less ingredients in those packages.

Vegan Black Bean Burgers

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Vegan Black Bean Burgers

These are really FAST and easy to change up with your favorite seasonings.


  • 3 large button mushrooms
  • 1/4 small yellow onion
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • 1 cup frozen and thawed cooked, cut butternut squash
  • 2 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. taco seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 1/2 cup matzo meal OR panko bread crumbs


In a small non-stick saute pan, saute the mushrooms and onion until the onion is just translucent- 2-3 minutes. Put in food processor, along with the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT the oil and matzo and pulse until the mixture comes together.

Put this all in a large bowl and add the one cup of matzo meal (or panko). Mix thoroughly. Take a 1/4 cup measure and use this as a sort-of guide to measure the size of each burger. Press into flat circles. This should make either 5 or 6 depending on the size you made them.

In a non-stick pan, heat to medium and add the oil. Let the pan and oil get hot, and add the burger patties. Brown on one side, turn and brown.

Serve on a salad, or bun, or all alone with your favorite toppings.


These freeze really well- so doubling the recipe and having some on-hand is great fast-food!


vegan black bean burger

3 thoughts on “Vegan Black Bean Burgers

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  2. Farrah

    I’ve still (…) yet to try making my own black bean burgers, but these sound so, so good! *-* Definitely going to have to try this recipe out soon! :] I love that there’s butternut squash in it!

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