Spicy Black Bean Burgers, vegan and gluten-free
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Spicy Vegan Black Bean Burgers

Spicy Black Bean Burgers that are perfect for a cookout! These are spicy and smoky with chipotle chili and cumin, and they have the goodness of brown rice, oats and walnuts cooked into them. Best of all, they hold together beautifully on the grill. Vegan, soy-free and gluten-free.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Burger
Cuisine: gluten-free, Soy-free, Vegan
Servings: 10 burger patties
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Vaishali ยท Holy Cow! Vegan Recipes



  • 30 oz canned black beans
  • 1 cup rolled or instant oats
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup carrots (grated)
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce with 1 tsp of the sauce (use more or less depending on your tolerance for heat)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (minced)
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil (for cooking burgers, or use cooking spray)


  • Put the walnuts and oats in the processor and pulse until the nuts are broken down into small pieces but not powdery.
  • Add the carrots, cilantro, cumin, garlic powder, sesame seeds if using, and salt. Pulse to mix, then add the drained black beans, rice and ketchup. Process until the beans are broken into small bits and the mixture holds together when you form a ball with your fingers or fist.
  • Form three-inch discs with the mixture. Cover a cast iron or nonstick skillet with oil and cook the burgers until brown and black spots appear on each side.
  • Assemble the burgers with vegan mayo mixed with a spicy sauce like chili garlic sauce or sriracha, greens like spinach or lettuce, tomatoes, onions and avocados.


Calories: 162kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Potassium: 348mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2170IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2.3mg