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