Gluten Free Vegan Black Bean Burgers

These Gluten-Free Vegan Black Bean Burgers are a veggie burger recipe that is amazing! They are flavorful with a touch of heat from poblano peppers and are so easy to make. These burgers freeze well, so you can make a big batch and grab one when you have a busy day for a meatless meal that will be a hit at your gathering, cookout, or just a weeknight meal!


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If you have followed for long, you know that I have lost 125 pounds and tried many different diet trends over the years.

I’ve tried Low-Carb, Keto, Grapefruit, Cabbage Soup -you name it I’ve tried it.

I was an omnivore until my late 30’s when I went pescatarian, then vegetarian and finally I became vegan and have been for nearly twelve years.

There is always research supporting one diet over another (depends on who is paying for the research), that’s why I always suggest seeing what diet fuels your body best. I believe you will find that plant-based (vegan) is the healthiest diet out there.

If you haven’t started a plant-based diet, try not to get overwhelmed. I always suggest “crowding out” animal products, junk, and processed foods. By that I mean, Aim for 8™, begin enjoying 8 different vegetables and fruits every day. That doesn’t mean you have to start with 8 full servings, but just begin to incorporate 8 bites, slices, etc. You can begin by committing to Meatless Mondays and try to enjoy more meals like today’s Gluten-Free Vegan Black Bean Burgers.




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Gluten-Free Vegan Black Bean Burgers

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy, hearty
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
freeze 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 18 minutes
Servings 10 burgers
Calories 163kcal
Author Intentionally Eat with Cindy Newland


  • 2 15 oz cans black beans, drained and patted dry
  • 1/4 cup oats, gluten-free if preferred
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 poblano or bell pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 med onion, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 lime, juiced, about 1-2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil for cooking optional


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Drain and rinse beans well. Pat dry. Spread beans on a lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes until slightly dried out. Reserve 1/2 cup black beans.
  • In a food processor, combine remaining beans, lime, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, and parsley. Pulse until mixture comes together. Remove from processor and set aside.
  • In a food processor, combine poblano, onion, oats, and walnuts. Pulse a few times until you reach your desired consistency. I prefer a chunky texture, so I only pulse a couple of times.
  • In a large bowl, combine the bean mixture, oat mixture, the reserved 1/2 cup black beans, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  • Using a large cookie or ice cream scoop, scoop mixture, and form into patties. I used 2 scoops per patty. Place patties on a parchment or waxed paper-lined tray and freeze for one hour.
  • In a non-stick or cast-iron skillet, heat 1 Tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Place two frozen patties in skillet and cook approximately 4 minutes on each side. Cook remaining burgers, adding a little oil each time.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 10g

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  1. Two of my family members have gone vegetarian/vegan so it is a trend that has caught my attention. The health benefits of this type of diet/lifestyle are obvious, and black bean burgers are a good food option, since they contain a good amount of protein.

  2. Gluten-Free sounds great to me, but VEGAN Black Bean Burgers does not. Yeah, I maybe made that mistake that I compared it to beef too.

  3. 5 stars
    This bean burger is so new to me! I will definitely try this! Thank you for sharing the recipe

  4. Hhhhhmmmmm….I haven’t had a black bean burger! I love burgers, on the better side. I should go ahead and give this burger a try! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  5. 5 stars
    I do love that this is plant based. I’m trying to experiment more with making my own vegan foods. I’m sure I would love this!!!!!!

  6. I am a vegetarian but have never made my own burgers! I would love to try making these, and we use black beans in a lot of recipes, so I’m sure we would enjoy these.

  7. 5 stars
    I love me a black bean burger! Such a great way to fit extra fiber and nutrients into dinner. Thanks for the recipe.

  8. 5 stars
    I love that these vegan black bean burgers are also gluten free! These make such an easy and nutritious dinner for the family. Definitely going to keep this in our weekly rotation!

  9. 5 stars
    love how they didnt break at all when frying, I live with vegan burgers and for me they are so much better than any meat burgers out there. Black beans are good sources of protein.

  10. 5 stars
    I loved this whole post and my favorite part was your comment about stopping comparing plant-based burgers to meat burgers. It’s so true and a total game-changer when you go into the meal with a different mindset.

  11. 5 stars
    One of the best wholesome vegan recipes! Full of protein, fiber and lots of nutrients. The whole family gobbled these up in minutes!

  12. 5 stars
    Made a double batch of these vegan black bean burgers so I have some extra for meal prep this week

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