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Black bean and brown rice burger with lettuce, tomato, onion and vegan mayonnaise

Delicious Black Bean & Brown Rice Burger Recipe

  • Author: Rachel Steenland
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 burger patties 1x


It’s time for a super tasty black bean burger recipe – it’s also vegan and gluten-free! Do you know what that means? Delicious burgers for everyone!


  • 1.5 cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed. Mash 1 cup of black beans, and leave 1/2 cup whole.
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup cooked sweet potato, mashed
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sweet and smoky BBQ sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Avocado oil or olive oil spray


To serve (optional)

  • 6 whole wheat bread rolls
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced red onion
  • Other veggies of choice, such a sauerkraut 
  • Condiments, such as vegan mayonnaise, tomato ketchup, mustard


  • Place all burger ingredients (besides cooking oil spray) into a large mixing bowl. Mix well using a spoon or your hands (our preferred method!) to combine.
  • Using wet hands, form the black bean and brown rice mixture into six burger patties.
  • Spray skillet with a little cooking oil and cook burgers over medium-low heat for 7 minutes, flip burger patties and cook for a further 7 minutes. Transfer burger patties to a plate and keep warm.
  • Add the bread rolls to the skillet over medium heat, and brown for about 1-2 minutes per side. (optional)
  • Top toasted burger buns with salad, burger patties and condiments of choice.


  • Nutrition information is calculated for the burger patty only.
  • Nutritional information is to be used as a guide only as calories and nutrition vary between products and brands worldwide. 
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes

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