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.
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
  • 1-1/2 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