If there's one thing I love about veggie burgers, it would be everything. I love almost everything about veggie burgers. The good ones are delicious (obviously), hearty, messy, ridiculously satisfying and best served with a side of fries (skins on!) If there's a vegan veggie burger on the menu, I am ordering it, end. of. story.
If there's one thing I don't like about veggie burgers, it's the whole making them from scratch thing. Making veggie burgers isn't difficult, but there's a certain amount of effort required to make sure the ingredients bind together. Very finely chopping the vegetables is the first crucial step to making a veggie patty that won't fall apart but unfortunately, teeny-tiny chopping veggies is both time-consuming and boring.
So that is where today's post sponsor, Braun, comes in to save the day! Braun is returning to North America with the New Kitchen Collection, a beautiful line of intuitive appliances: the Multiquick Hand Blender, Puremix Blender, and Brewsense Coffee Maker. I've had the opportunity to try out the line and I've been playing around and getting to know each appliance. In this post you'll see the Multiquick 7 Hand Blender, a seriously powerful and versatile immersion blender. I happen to be a huge fan of immersion blenders. They're convenient, portable, compact (a must for small kitchens), perfect for hot soups and sauces, and soo easy to clean. They also make a perfectly good smoothie which, let's be honest, is my main use for any blender. The Multiquick 7 does all of those things AND more because it also comes with a bunch of nifty attachments that make it a powerful food processor (yes, you read that right!) complete with a ton of different slicing/shredding/chopping blades. It also can be used as a powered whisk, as well as a masher. This thing is the ultimate multi-tasking tool. If I could go back a start my food blogging and recipe development career with just one appliance, this guy would be very high on the list.
In this recipe, I'm focusing on the food processor attachment with the chopping blade to chop all the veggies for my burgers. There's lots of mushrooms, carrot, celery, red onion, and garlic, and I want them all chopped super fine and even. I'm also using it to evenly mash and break open my black beans without turning them into a mash. Easy and super lightning fast!
Back to these veggie burgers. These patties are made up of mushrooms, black beans, brown rice, bread crumbs, carrots, celery, onion and garlic. Nutritional yeast and soy sauce add a little of that salty burger-y umami flavour. The smashed beans and rice, and bread crumbs help to bind the ingredients and firm everything up, and the addition of ground chia seeds really helps to suck up extra moisture and keep these patties firm. I whizzed the chia seeds in the Puremix blender (which we'll talk more about on another day) using the "crush ice" setting which worked beautifully.
To bring these delightful patties from mere tastiness to full-blown veggie burger deliciousness I recommend you serve them with a healthy dose of vegan mayo, crisp green leaf lettuce, a slab of tomato, melted vegan cheese, red onion rings, sliced dill pickles, and a squiggle each of ketchup and mustard. Oh! And don't forget the fries! Enjoy!
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Vegan Mushroom & Black Bean Burgers
- Prep Time: 1 hours 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hours 45 minutes
- Yield: 8 1x
- Category: Sandwich, Lunch and Dinner
- Cuisine: Vegan
Classic vegan burgers made with a base of mushrooms, veggies, brown rice, black beans and bread crumbs. Perfect for your summer BBQ!
Mushroom & Black Bean Patties
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 1 ⅓ cups canned black beans, mashed
- 1 tbsp olive oil (plus extra for frying)
- 6-8 -medium mushrooms (cremini/white button), finely chopped
- 1 stalk celery , finely chopped
- 1 small carrot, finely chopped
- ¼ red onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 ½-2 cups bread crumbs
- 1 tbsp ground chia seeds
- 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 2 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
- squeeze lemon juice
- vegan cheese slices
- tomato, sliced
- red onion, sliced
- dill pickles, sliced
- green leaf lettuce
- condiments: vegan mayo, ketchup, mustard
Mushroom & Black Bean Patties
- In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and sauté the finely chopped mushrooms, celery, carrot, onion, and garlic until just tender. Sprinkle with salt and stir.
- Add the black beans, brown rice, bread crumbs, ground chia seeds, nutritional yeast, and soy sauce, lemon juice and stir until the mixture gets very thick and difficult to mix. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Portion the burger mixture into ⅓ cup (or slightly larger) patties (21/2" in diameter and ½" thick). You can now refrigerate, freeze, or cook the patties.
- Heat a generous amount of oil over medium heat. Fry each patty for 3-5 minutes, flip, top with a slice of cheese (if using) and cover with a lid until the cheese melts. Warm the cut side of the buns while the patty finishes cooking.
Assembling the burgers
- Spread the bottom bun with vegan mayo, top with lettuce, a slice of tomato, the burger patty, pickles, onion, ketchup, mustard, and the top bun. Enjoy!
Omg!!!! I have been craving something that tasted amazing and felt like real food. This does not disappoint. Felt like eating a real burger without the guilt. Made this and shared at work, now everyone has asked for this recipe. If I could give this 10 stars, I would!!!
I forgot that I used gluten free bread crumbs, coconut oil and jasmine rice to make it all gluten free!!
These were the best burgers! They held together so well! I actually whizzed the whole lot in the processor as I forgot to do the beans first! Was so impressed , definitely a keeper this one !
I made these one time so far and the texture great! Very easy to make.
Might it work to sub oatmeal or oat flour for the breadcrumbs, though? I'm trying to switch to gluten-free.
So excited to make these! I'd like to use old fashioned oats instead of breadcrumbs... Is that possible? If so, should I give a few swirls through a food processor first? Same measurements? Thanks for your help and the great recipe!
This is my go to veggie burger recipe. So many are too bland or too mushy, but this one is perfect. Especially with a generous glug of oil in a cast iron.
Do you rinse the beans first? Thanks.
I LOVED the flavor of these burgers, however when following the recipe as written, the texture was a little too dry and crumbly and didn't stay together very well. Next time, I'll add water to the chia seeds to make a chia "egg" and see if that helps it bind better.
wooooaow iM in love with this recipe. amazing. THANK YOU
Absolutely love these! Best burger recipe hy far and the family loves them. My wife has played around with the recipe adding flax and paprika. Great recipe!
Yay! That's awesome. I'm happy to hear that you guys are enjoying them and adding your own spin 🙂
Delicious! I love that the color looks meat like. I’ve tricked my kids into eating a vegetable.
Fantastic recipe! My carnivore husband gave it 10 out of 10! I used miso instead of nutritional yeast, millet instead of rice and replaced half of bread crumbs with ground flax. I also added some chili flakes for some heat. I tripled the recipe and froze the leftover patties for my vegan son's visit on a weekend. Can not wait to surprise him! Thanks for sharing it.
Mmmm.....beautiful photos of a super delicious vegan burger.
Amazing. Thank you. I made them for my husband's 50th birthday BBQ celebration at the house. People asked to take the left overs home yesterday. . Just made some more tonight for dinner. I have issueds digesting red meat and really have not found a turkey burger that I like. I totally was not sad that I could. not have a burger. They were so delicious and filled me up. I made another batch tonight for myself. I frozen the left overs. Hope they taste as good when i defrost them.
Excellent! Thank you so much for trying them, Ann. I'm super happy your guests liked them, too! I hope they were just as good frozen and defrosted!
I absolutely love these patties!! Not dry or chewy like lots of store bought vegetarian/vegan patties. I’ve not even found one I like as mucn as this recipe in a restaurant!
Aw, well thank you SO much Katie, that's so lovely to hear. I really appreciate that you took the time to comment, it makes a big difference. I hope you have a lovely day! 😀
TX for the recipe. It looks awesome. I will be trying this tonight. I also appreciate the simple ingredients. I live in South Africa, so sometimes ingredients for recipes are not readily available. I will probably sub the yeast with marmite, but the rest of the ingredients are available in our shops.
These were great! My husband and I are on Weightwatchers, so I made them with less breadcrumbs, and instead of forming them into patties and frying them in oil, I formed them into balls and baked them in the oven at 375 for 40 minutes, flipping occasionally. Then we ate them in a wrap! Delish!!
Mmm... That sounds delicious! Thanks for commenting!! ♥
Thank you for a wonderful veggie burger recipe. This has become our go-to veggie burger recipe. My husband HATES mushrooms and loves this veggie burger recipe. Our daughter that hates anything that is not a beef burger gave this recipe a 7 out of 10. We make this at least twice a month now. Thank you for a great recipe.
Wow.these are the first vegan patties that bind well, easy to fry, delicious to eat with the perfect amount of umami.
Hats off to you - I’ll be making these over and over. I used one tin of black beans and bulked up by adding green lentils to my brown rice. Best regards Sarah (South Africa)
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Hi! This looks incredible! Will have to try this now. Are the chia seeds strictly necessary? Are they what hold the burger together? I'm wondering if I can leave them out.
Yes! They are the binder in this recipe, you can swap 'em out for ground flax seed if you have that on hand!
I made these. They tasted greatbut they never cooked all the way through. I cooked them in the pan. They only got blackened/browned on the top and bottom. Do they cook all the way through or are they supposed to be soft/squishy?
I made these tonight and they were phenomenal. I did add 2 Tbsp of chili powder and 1/2 tspn of black pepper, other than that I followed the recipe exactly.
Just made these & they were fantastic!! Thanks for the recipe!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them Alisa!
Hi, do you think these would freeze once cooked?
Yep! That should be just fine 🙂
Can I skip yeast? if not, can I substitute with anything else? Thanks
Hi there! You could skip the yeast if you need to, I'd probably add a touch more bread crumbs that should do the trick 🙂
Made these tonight for dinner. Substituted brown rice with quinoa (because I already had some made), and used panko for breadcrumbs since I had it on hand. I added one jalapeno for kick. For the most part, they held up in the pan with just a tiny bit of crumbling (it was so good I ate the crumbs!). This will be my new go-to recipe for veggie burgers...by far the best recipe I tried. My husband enjoyed them as well. So good...this is my first review on a recipe 🙂
YAY!! Thank you so much Lynn, I really appreciate you circling back to leave a review 😀
Planning to try this recipe! It looks delicious!
Can you provide nutrition information on this?
The best vegan burgers I have ever made! And I've made a few 🙂 Amazing texture, fantastic taste, didn't fall apart. Yum-mee. Two of us ate all of them - naughty. Looking forward to trying more of your recipes!
Yay! I'm so SO glad to hear that Lisa 🙂 We love these burgers too, and I can confirm, 2 can definitely eat all of these guys 😉
How many patties do you have with the quantity indicated?i so want to make this!!:)
Hello! This recipe makes 8 patties 🙂 Thanks for commenting!
I absolutely love these burgers! The consistency is lovely and they're quick and easy. I left out the rice because I was feeling lazy, but it wasn't a problem at all. No crumbling! I could eat these everyday (I actually do).
That's so great to hear, I'm glad you love this recipe 😀 Did you add something in place of the rice or did you just leave it out? Thanks for commenting Kaly!
can I sub cooked quinoa for the rice?
I don't think I'd recommend it, but you could give it a shot! Maybe try a quinoa burger recipe instead?
I substituted 1 cup of cooked quinoa for the rice and they turned out awesome! Easily the best black bean burger recipe I've tried. And flexible! I left out the celery, substituted 2 tbsp of apple cider vinegar for the lemon and only added 1 1/3 cups of bread crumbs because my 1/3 cup was already dirty 🙂
Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed them, I'll have to that quinoa sub - sounds deelicious!
These sounds absolutely divine -I don't generally like mushrooms but with the rest of the ingredients I imagine I won't even taste them. Definitely going to try this out 😀
Thanks Lorna! There is definitely no overwhelming mushroom flavour here so I think you'd like them!
the photography in this is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! The burgers looks so good too!
Love Holly Jade at http://www.thelittleblogofvegan.com
Thank you so much Holly!
Good vegan burgers are so rare to find, but these look amazing! Definitely have to bring these to my next bbq (not that I have been invited to any yet this summer haha) But a girl can plan!
Haha! Thank you Dylan! At least you're prepared! 😉
Ok wow. I didn't know what to expect when I came to check this out but that looks SPECTACULAR. I've been on a quest lately to find a few really great veggie burger patties, because frankly I'm tired of the ones that fall apart and/or just taste like chopped veggies (veggies are great, but if I wanted chopped veggies on a bun, I'd eat that). The texture on that burger looks AWESOME. Your toppings are wonderful, and I particularly love the stacked gif showing the stages. Wonderful, wonderful job.
Best comment ever Sean!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!
i am hungry and you are the reason 😀
Haha, thanks Suki! Hope you've got something tasty cooking for dinner!
These look amazing, love a good veggie burger! I am definitely trying these, and going to take my chances grilling them!
Thank you Carrie! Please do let me know how it works out!
This looks just as good as a "real" burger patty! I've made burgers with chickpeas before but never black beans! I will try this out for sure! ( do they cook alright on a BBQ or would you just pansear
They're a pretty sturdy patty, I think you'd be fine to grill them!
Mmm...an ultimate veggie burger with those fries. And with that neat kitchen appliances, it looks like fun too. Can t wait to see what else you can make with the Braun.
Now I need to go eat--starving!?
Thank you Cheryl!!
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Wow, this looks so good and delicious..will definitely try this out:-)
Thank you Akhila! I hope you love them!
These look fantastic. I'm soaking some black beans now to make them! I'm with you on the veggie burger love scene!
Thank you Julz! Can't get enough of veggie burgers!