Black bean burger on a plate

Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Mushrooms

  • Author: Maury Crespo
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 50 min
  • Yield: 4 Burgers 1x


Not a habitual vegetarian? Me neither, but this Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Mushrooms recipe make a good argument why having a vegan meal is great…at least once in a while.




  • Ingredients 2 cups / 340 g black beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1  cup mushrooms chopped
  • 1 green onion chopped
  • 1 onion chopped fine
  • 1 lime ,zest and juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp Ketchup
  • 1 Cup Sweeet potato mashed
  • 4 Kaiser Rolls   

 For the Truffle Mayo

  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise (vegan Mayo for vegan diets)
  • 1/ tsp truffle zest
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • fresh thyme sprigs  



  • Add beans, onions, green onions, and mushrooms to a baking sheet and bake in an oven for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
  • Let cool and add to a food processor.
  • Add Cumin, Paprika, Breadcrumbs, ketchup, lime juice, sweet potato mashed, and zest, and thyme. Pulse until it’s coarsely blended.
  • Test with your hands that the mixture holds its shape. If not, blend again and add more breadcrumbs.
  • Refrigerate for about 15 minutes. This helps it firm up a little and makes it easier to shape the burgers.
  • Shape into 4 patties, pressing them together firmly then using the palm of your hand press down on the top of each one to make it a burger shape.

To finish the burgers:

Pan fry in a cast iron skillet or in the grill to sear the outside and heat the center. 


We use mashed sweet potato instead of eggs as a binder for the burgers. To make quick mashes sweet potatoes, use 1 sweet potato and microwave it for 3-5 minutes until soft. Peel and add to the food processor with the rest of the burger mixture. 

After forming the patties, to make them even “meatier” bake them in the oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. They wont be crumbly, and will have more bite like regular burgers do

  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Burgers, Grill,
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: Black Bean, Burger, Vegan, Vegetarian, Mushrooms, Grilled, Grill,