Vegan Black Bean and Corn Burgers

Black beans and corn are the all-star ingredients that make up these vegan and gluten-free patties. Try these black bean and corn burgers for a delicious plant-based meal!

black bean and corn veggie burger on bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and avocado.

Brace yourself, there’s a new veggie burger on the block and it is delicious.

Southwestern spices make this veggie burger patty flavorful and bold. This black bean and corn veggie burger recipe is next level when paired with chipotle crema.

Is your mouth salivating yet?

ingredients for black bean and corn burgers

Ingredients in black bean and corn burgers

  • Black beans
  • Corn
  • Brown rice
  • Oat flour (can substitute with all-purpose flour or breadcrumbs)
  • Cilantro
  • Flax meal
  • Seasonings

Gather all your favorite burger fixings like lettuce, tomato, red onion, and avocado to make a magnificent vegan burger!

how to make oat flour

How to make oat flour

Oat flour is simply ground up oats. It’s a great GF filler in veggie burgers and a healthy alternative to flour.

Use a spice grinder or food processor to blend oats into a flour.

ingredients for veggie burgers in mixing bowl

How to make black bean and corn burgers

  1. Add all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl
  2. Use a potato masher to mash and blend all the ingredients together

how to make black bean and corn veggie burgers

Once all the ingredients are incorporated, use a 1/3 scoop to form patties. Transfer to a baking sheet and get ready to bake.

Tip: You can add all the ingredients to a food processor and pulse until smooth instead of following the potato masher method.

veggie burgers on baking sheet

This recipe yields 6 patties using the 1/3 scoop. Bake for 30 minutes; 20 on one side and 10 on another until light golden brown.

Note: The veggie burger mixture should be sticky but stay together. If the mixture is too liquidy, add some more oat flour or flax meal. If it’s too firm, add a small amount of water until desired consistency is reached.

vegan burgers on wood board with toppings

What to eat with veggie burgers:

black bean and corn burger with lettuce, tomato, avocado, red onion, and pickle

Can you freeze cooked veggie burgers?

Yes! Veggie burgers are an awesome freezer-friendly food. Store in the freezer and heat up in the microwave or oven when ready to eat.

This recipe is perfect for meal prepping. You can make a big batch and store any leftovers in the fridge or freezer.

hand holding vegan corn and black bean veggie burger

There are tons of veggie burgers out there in the freezer section, but making veggie burgers from scratch is so easy to do! Store them in the freezer like you would with a store-bought variety for a healthy vegan meal always on hand.

vegan corn and black bean burger recipe on wood board

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black bean and corn veggie burger on bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion, and avocado.

Vegan Black Bean and Corn Burgers

These vegan and gluten-free veggie burgers are loaded with Mexican flavors! Perfect for an easy weeknight meal or a quick and healthy lunch or dinner.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Mexican, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: southwestern veggie burger, vegan burger recipe, vegan chipotle crema
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 veggie burgers
Calories: 103kcal
Author: Amanda


Black Bean and Corn Burgers:

  • 1 14.5-ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/3 cup oat flour can substitute with all-purpose or whole wheat
  • 1.5 Tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Burger Toppings:

  • hamburger buns
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • red onion
  • avocado

Chipotle Crema:

  • 2 Tablespoons vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can of chipotles
  • 1/4 lime juiced
  • pinch salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make oat flour: Process oats in a food processor or spice grinder until flour-like consistency.
  • Add to mixing bowl along with rest of the veggie burger ingredients.
  • Use a potato masher and smash black beans and rice. Mix until all the ingredients are fully incorporated. The mixture should be sticky and dough-like. If the mixture is too liquidy, add more ground flaxseed or oat flour. If too firm, add a small amount of water.
  • Using a 1/3 cup, scoop veggie burger mixture and form into patties using hands. Transfer to a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, flip, and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Make Chipotle Crema:

  • Add all ingredients to small mixing bowl and mix well. Add more adobo sauce for heat, or lime juice for more acidity.

Assemble Burgers:

  • Add veggie burger and desired toppings to a hamburger bun. Enjoy! Veggie burgers keep in the fridge for about 1 week or in the freezer for up to 6 months.


Serving: 1veggie burger (without bun or toppings) | Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 18.5g | Protein: 3.8g | Fat: 1.8g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 3.4g | Sugar: 1.1g | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 2mg

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