Black Bean Burgers

April 2024 - Lunch & Dinner

Black Bean Burgers

These Black Bean Burgers are a must this spring. They are thick, juicy and absolutely mouthwatering. Mushrooms, black beans, sweet potato, barbecue sauce and garlic powder are just some of the flavourful ingredients that are combined to create these vegan burgers. Top these burgers with some mashed avocado, vegan cheese, tomato, lettuce and your go-to condiments. This is an absolute crowd-pleaser for everyone.

Time to Make: 1 hour 40 minutes
Makes: 4 burger patties


  1. Prepare the sweet potato to be roasted. Roasting the sweet potato can be done ahead of time. Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut the potato in half lengthwise and transfer to a baking sheet.
  2. Place cut side down on the baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 25-35 minutes, until the potatoes are soft. Set aside to cool.
  4. Lower the oven to 325°F. Rinse the black beans if using from a can, and place them on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Then remove and let cool. Once cooled, transfer the black beans to a food processor and pulse until a crumbly texture forms but there are still some pieces of bean visible. Add the beans to a separate bowl.
  5. Heat a pan over medium heat. Thinly slice the onion and wash the mushrooms. Remove the mushroom stems, discard and then slice the mushrooms. Add 2 tsp of oil to the pan and sauté the onion and mushrooms until golden. Then remove from the heat and let cool.
  6. Measure ⅓ cup sweet potato without any skin on it and add it to a food processor along with the mushrooms and onion. Pulse until only small pieces remain. You want the mushrooms and onion to still have some texture and size to them and not be processed fully down to a puree.
  7. In the bowl the black beans are in, add the mushroom, sweet potato and onion mixture along with the spices, oat flour and barbecue sauce. Mix until fully combined.
  8. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and measure out four burger patties, roughly ½ cup in size. Form round patties with your hands and gently press them down. Place them in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  9. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  10. Bake the burgers for 20 minutes then flip them and bake for another 20 minutes. Burgers will have a crispy outside after the bake time but the inside will be juicy. Let cool for a few minutes while the toppings are prepared.
  11. Assemble the burgers as desired.


  1. The sweet potato and black beans can both be roasted ahead of time.
  2. Burgers are best fresh but can be frozen (after they have been baked) and then reheated before eating.


Robin is the creator of the blog Greens, Eggs and Yams. Her passion is creating vegan and gluten-free foods that don’t compromise on taste. She loves being in the kitchen, creating recipes that everybody can enjoy!
IG: @greenseggsandyams


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