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two of the best plant-based burgers topped with guacamole, tomato and lettuce

Best Plant-Based Burgers

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These awesome black bean burgers are super easy-to-form, have a delicious savory flavor and hearty texture. They're grillable, too!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword plant-based burgers, vegetarian burger, veggie burgers
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Servings 6 patties
Calories 142
Author Kim


  • 1 tablespoon ground flax + 3 tablespoons water (or 1 egg)
  • 2 cans black beans, divided, drained and rinsed*
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce * NOT the entire can (plus 2-3 teaspoons adobo sauce)
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons tomato sauce (or salsa)
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup corn (fresh or frozen and defrosted)
  • avocado for topping
  • Cooking spray or olive oil, or canola oil for frying patties


  • In a small bowl, mix together the ground flax and water. Let sit for five minutes.
  • Add one can of beans, onion, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, garlic, cumin and salt to a food processor and pulse until mixture resembles chunky black bean dip.
  • Transfer the mixture in the food processor to a large bowl and stir in the remaining black beans, tomato sauce, breadcrumbs, flax and corn. Stir well until everything is combined.
  • Heat a little olive oil in a skillet on medium high heat. Form black bean mixture into patties and fry for about 8-12 minutes per side, until crispy and golden brown. The amount of cooking time will depend on your preference for crispiness on the outside of the burger.
  • Serve patties on buns or in a salad or tortilla and topped with any favorite burger toppings, such as guacamole or avocado slices, lettuce, sliced red onion, salsa, ketchup, mustard and/or mayo.


*Most any type of bean will work in place of the black beans.
If you don’t have a food processor, you can mash the black beans with a potato masher (or fork) and mince the onion, chipotle pepper and garlic.
Photos by Sasha at Eat Love Eats.


Serving: 1burger patty | Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.7g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Sodium: 316.2mg | Potassium: 158.7mg | Fiber: 5.5g | Sugar: 2.2g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 3mg