Vegan and GF Black Bean Burgers + VIDEO!

Homemade veggie burgers are the BEST! These vegan black bean burgers are gluten-free and full of flavor. Perfect for a weeknight meal.

closeup of vegan and gf veggie burger

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Calling all veggie burger fans!

With so many veggie burgers on the market these days (which I’m so excited about I might add), sometimes your girl is just craving an OG vegan black bean burger.

That’s where this recipe comes to play. Not only is it so easy to make, but it’s not full of fillers like most store-bought burgers.

This recipe calls for cassava flour which is a gluten-free flour. All-Purpose flour or even breadcrumbs will do the trick! It’s a super easy and forgiving recipe; meaning you can customize it to your liking!

ingredients for vegan and gf veggie burgers

Ingredients for vegan black bean burgers

onions sauteeing in pan

How to make vegan black bean burgers

Start by sauteeing the onions in some olive oil. Once they are nice and soft, add garlic and seasonings.

I find that cooking the onions with the seasonings beforehand really enhances the overall flavor of this veggie burger recipe.

black beans, cilantro, flax seed in food processor

Add cooked onions with the remaining ingredients to a food processor and pulse until smooth.

Tip: If you do not own a food processor, you can mash with a potato masher. The burger texture will be slightly chunkier.

veggie burger mixture in a food processor

The results should look like the photo above. If the mixture is too dry (I find GF flour tends to suck up moisture more) add some water 1 Tablespoon at a time. The texture should be soft and form into a patty easily.

veggie burger cooking in a pan

Baking vs Sauteing veggie burgers

There are pros and cons to both methods. For this recipe, I tested both and sauteeing the veggie burgers came out far superior. I found the burgers were too dry when I baked them and the extra oil from sauteeing the veggie burgers really added to the outcome.

If you are looking for a healthier method with less oil, you can bake them. I would recommend adding more water so they do not dry out.

veggie burger on wood board with lettuce and tomato

Are black bean burgers healthy?

With so many veggie burgers on the market, it’s hard to claim that all veggie burgers are healthy. A lot of them are filled with processed ingredients making them something you probably want to eat on occasion or in a pinch.

This recipe is healthy because it uses real ingredients and the swap from all-purpose flour to GF flour is a healthier option.

hands holding veggie burger

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closeup of vegan and gf veggie burger

Vegan and GF Black Bean Burgers

This veggie burger is so easy to make and healthy! Full of flavor, these vegan burgers are the BEST! Perfect for a plant-based dinner.
5 from 8 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: easy homemade veggie burger, gluten free veggie burger, healthy black bean burger, vegan and gluten free veggie burger
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 burgers (depending on size)
Calories: 136kcal
Author: Amanda


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup cassava flour
  • 1 14.5-ounce can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 Tablespoon ground flax seed


  • Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and cook until softened (about 5-7 minutes).
  • Add garlic, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Set aside the pan. You'll be using this to cook the veggie burgers!
  • Add onion mixture to the food processor. Add cassava flour, black beans, cilantro, Worcestershire sauce, and flax meal. Pulse until combined.
  • Remove the food processor lid and scrape sides with a rubber spatula. If the mixture is too dry, add 1 Tablespoon of water and pulse to combine.
  • Form patties. Heat 1 Tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat. Add veggie burgers and cook 1-2 minutes on both sides.
  • Serve on a bun with lettuce, tomato, and vegan mayo!)



  • Instead of cassava flour, you can substitute with 1/2 cup all-purpose flour or 1/2 cup breadcrumbs.


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2.1g | Fat: 3.6g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Sodium: 200mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 4.2g | Sugar: 1.2g | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg

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23 thoughts on “Vegan and GF Black Bean Burgers + VIDEO!”

  1. 5 stars
    I’ve been having more veggie burgers lately, now it is time to make my own with this tasty recipe! Love black beans so this is perfect.

  2. 5 stars
    Yes please! I love a killer veggie burger and black beans are some of my favorite things to add to them. I’ve not worked much with cassava flour but I’m definitely looking forward to it. Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    Your veggie burger looks amazing! We love making them too, but most of the time they crumble and don’t hold their shape (although still good!). Yours seems perfect and we like all the ingredients!

  4. 5 stars
    These burgers are delicious. My kids favorite burger is black bean and oats burger. Next time I will make these burger. Your pictures and videos are awesome. Thank you 😊

  5. It’s hard to beat a good veggie burger and this one looks particularly amazing! I especially love that it’s made with black beans. Can’t wait to give it a try!


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