Black Bean-Oat Burger


Shockingly simple to make, tantalizingly tasty, very vegan, and freezer-friendly.

Black Bean-Oat Burger
These vegetarian burger patties are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and packed with Southwest flavor. Serve on a bun or in a lettuce wrap tomato, red onion, and a spoonful of salsa. Get the Recipe:Black Bean-Oat Burger. Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 burgers

To make the patties, pulse two cans of black beans with oats, garlic, soy sauce, and chili powder. Stir in some scallions, shape into patties, and voila—dinner! Seriously simple, right? If you're gluten-free, swap tamari for the soy sauce, and double check that your rolled oats are certified gluten-free. Shape these simple black bean burgers into patties and freeze to get ahead on meal prep for the week; just make sure to defrost before cooking.


  • 2 (15-oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed

  • ¾ cup uncooked old-fashioned regular rolled oats

  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 4 hamburger buns

  • 1 cup salsa

  • Lettuce, tomato slices, red onion slices


  1. Process beans, oats, garlic, soy sauce, and chili powder in a food processor until ingredients begin to come together, about 30 seconds.

  2. Transfer bean mixture to a large bowl and stir in scallions.

  3. Shape mixture into 4 (¾-cup) patties, and then let them stand at room temperature 5 minutes or refrigerate up to 3 hours.

  4. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Cook patties in hot oil until browned, about 5 minutes per side.

  5. Place 1 patty on each hamburger bun bottom, and top each with ¼ cup salsa. Add lettuce, tomato slices, and red onion slices, and cover with bun tops.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

471 Calories
12g Fat
71g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 471
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 719mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 71g 26%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 14g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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