This vegan bean burger recipe is SO easy and flexible! You need just four basic ingredients - three of which are super flexible and can use whatever you have on hand. There's also instructions to make these veggie burgers in the oven, in the air fryer, in a skillet, or as mini bean burger sliders!
Course: Main Course
Author: Lindsey Janeiro, RDN, LDN
Cost: $1.25 recipe/ $0.31 serving
1canbeansrinsed and drained
⅓cupmilled flax seed
Optional burger toppings of choice: bun, cheese/ vegan cheese, sauces, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, etc.
Combine half the rinsed and drained beans with cooked vegetables, sauce, and flax seed in a food proccessor and pulse until evenly combined.
Stir in remaining half of beans - this will add more texture!
Form mixture into four patties.
To Make in a Skillet:
Lightly spray a skillet with nonstick spray or add a small drizzle of oil to the skillet over medium-high heat. Cook each side 3-4 minutes, until there is a crisp sear on the outside. This method is best if you want a crisp exterior and softer interior.
To Make in an Oven:
Preheat oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat. Place patties on mat and cook for 10 minutes, flip patties, and bake another 10 minutes.
To Make in an Air Fryer:
If your air fryer preheats, preheat it to 385°. Lightly spray both sides of the burger patty with nonstick spray or brush with oil. Place in the air fryer for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through. This option is best for a firmer, overall more crisp bean burger.
To Make as Burger Bites/ Mini Sliders:
Form each patty into smaller patties. You can keep them in a mini burger shape or in whatever shape you prefer. Preheat oven to 400°F and place small burger bites on baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on size of bites (you'll want them to be slightly crisp on the outside and slightly firm).
Nutrition information will vary based on exact ingredients you use. These calculations were based on black beans, mushrooms, flax, and ketchup and do not include burger bun/ toppings.