The Best Vegan Burger Recipe

Looking for a plant based burger recipe to make at home? Look no further than our favorite Vegan Burger Recipe! This recipe is easy, filling, full of flavor, and comes together in just a few minutes. 

The Best Vegan Burger Recipe

When Michael and I first went plant based (you can read more about that decision in this post), we immediately started trying to find a good plant based burger recipe. We wanted one that didn't involve fifty steps, but tasted amazing and was just as filling as a regular burger would be. I have to say, all credit goes to Michael on this one. He initially found a recipe for sweet potato and black bean burgers on a blue zone website and after a year of making his own tweaks to the recipe he has officially perfected it!

I was pretty hesitant that I would like these at first, but I crave these burgers like no other. The spice mix is so spot on that I could eat the patties just by themselves, but my favorite way to eat them is on a whole grain and seed bun (these are the ones we get) with a heavy portion of guacamole and jalapenos. Have I convinced you yet?!

Let's make some burgers!

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Vegan Burger Ingredients:

To make this recipe, you will need the following ingredients. See the full recipe card below for detailed amounts and instructions!

  • Rolled oats - We will pulse these into a rough oat flour. It helps bind the patties.
  • Sweet potato - Peeled, cooked, and mashed is how you'll want your sweet potato.
  • Black beans - Drained and mashed.
  • Onion powder, cumin, paprika, sea salt, and pepper - This mix makes for the perfect burger flavorings!
  • Chile lime seasoning - This spice is optional, but I absolutely love the extra flavor it adds.
  • Water - We've found just a ¼ of a cup helps the patties come together best.
  • Olive oil - Just a little bit of olive oil in your pan for cooking
  • Whole wheat buns - You want to try and get as close to a 5 to 1 ratio of carbohydrates to fiber as you can when choosing a bun.
  • Chosen toppings - See below for some of our favorite toppings for these!
vegan burger on light wood board

How to Make This Vegan Burger Recipe:

To make this recipe, simply:

  1. Prep the sweet potato. Peel a sweet potato, poke it with a fork on several sides, and place in the microwave for about 3-5 minutes or until soft enough to mash.
  2. Prep the oats. In a food processor, pulse the oats until they are roughly ground.
  3. Make the patties. In a large bowl, combine the cooked sweet potato, black beans, and spices. We have found that using a large fork or even a pastry cutter works best. When the mixture is starting to come together add in the ground oats and ¼ cup of water. Form the mixture into patties of your desired thickness. We usually get about 6 patties out of one batch.
  4. Cook the patties. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat a medium skillet with about one teaspoon of olive oil on the bottom. Add patties and cook about 5 minutes on each side so they form a nice crisp layer. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cook in oven for 12 minutes so they heat all the way through.
  5. Build your burger!
 
To store: Store cooked or uncooked patties in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.
 
 
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The Best Vegan Burger Recipe


  • Author: Lauren
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 patties 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Looking for a plant based burger recipe to make at home? Look no further than our favorite Vegan Burger Recipe! This recipe is easy, filling, full of flavor, and comes together in just a few minutes.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup sweet potato, cooked and mashed
  • 1 cup black beans, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 ½ teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili lime seasoning
  • ¼ cup water

Instructions

  1. Prep the sweet potato. Peel a sweet potato, poke it with a fork on several sides, and place in the microwave for about 3-5 minutes or until soft enough to mash.
  2. Prep the oats. In a food processor, pulse the oats until they are roughly ground.
  3. Make the patties. In a large bowl, combine the cooked sweet potato, black beans, and spices. We have found that using a large fork or even a pastry cutter works best. When the mixture is starting to come together add in the ground oats and ¼ cup of water. Form the mixture into patties of your desired thickness. We usually get about 6 patties out of one batch.
  4. Cook the patties. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat a medium skillet with about one teaspoon of olive oil on the bottom. Add patties and cook about 5 minutes on each side so they form a nice crisp layer. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cook in oven for 12 minutes so they heat all the way through.
  5. Build your burger!

Notes

To store: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Plant-Based

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