This Vegan Mushroom Black Bean Burger is:
- super nutritious
- packed with flavour
- seriously satisfying!
I'd been wanting to make a vegan black bean burger for ages, but didn't quite know how I could make a really special one that wouldn't taste too bland but would still be simple to make.
Inspired by my Vegan Swedish Meatballs, I decided to make an easy yet umami-rich black bean burger using this combination of ingredients:
- hearty black beans
- sweet onion
- pungent garlic
- meaty mushrooms
- earthy walnuts
There's also no need for egg-replacing binding ingredients like flax eggs or aquafaba, and these burgers don't require any added grains like flours, oats or rice.
They're really quick to make and all you need is one food processor or blender, and a frying pan.
I was so pleased to see that these burgers turned out crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside, and looked surprisingly similar to burgers made with real beef!
If you like, you can add a splash of tamari and/or nutritional yeast into the burger mixture for even more umami flavour.
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Helpful tools to make this Vegan Mushroom Black Bean Burger:
Vegan Mushroom Black Bean Burger (GF)
- 2 tablespoons oil (olive, vegetable, rapeseed or coconut)
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 400 g (14oz) tin of black beans, drained and rinsed
- 70 g (2.5oz) mushrooms, roughly chopped (I used chestnut/button mushrooms)
- 50 g (½ cup) walnuts
- Salt + pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast (optional)
- 1 tablespoon tamari (optional - or soy sauce if not gluten-free)
- Heat up 1 tablespoon of the oil and add the onion and garlic once hot
- Fry for around 10 minutes until softened
- Meanwhile, place the black beans in a food processor or blender (or hand-held stick blender) and whizz until completely smooth
- Now add the cooked onion and garlic, along with the mushrooms, walnuts and salt + pepper (and nutritional yeast and tamari if using)
- Blend very briefly so that the mushrooms and walnuts are cut up into smaller pieces, but still retain a little texture
- Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary
- Divide the burger mixture into two and use your hands to shape into two patties
- Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a frying pan and place the burgers in the pan once hot
- Cook on a medium heat for around 7 minutes, then use a spatula to carefully turn them over
- Cook for a further 7 minutes on the other side, until slightly browned on both sides
- Serve in burger buns with desired salad ingredients and sauces
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