vegan burger with chips on a plate

Last Updated on April 28, 2024

Do you know, what you are seeking is also seeking you? Do you have a carving for a plant-based burger but just don’t have a couple of hours to make your own? I hear you! This Quick n Easy homemade Vegan Burger is the one for you. It takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish!

vegan burger with chips on a plate
Yes! That’s right! 30 minutes including chips cooking in the air fryer!
put the bun on the top of the patty
All you need is 30 minutes of your time to fulfill your craving for a vegan burger.

Vegan Burger

In order to create this perfect speedy vegan black bean burger recipe, there have been a lot of trials and errors. What I was looking for is a non-time-consuming, effortless, and scrumptious recipe. Ex. 15 minutes BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Burgers

The story behind this is that I can’t remember How many times when I wanted to make vegan burgers at home and I looked up recipes online.

All of sudden I realized I needed to cook “2 cups of cooked brown rice or quinoa” and let them cool down in advance?” Oh no! 😭 I want my burgers NOW!

grab the vegan burger
It is Irresistible!

A vegan burger will never taste like a meat burger. Also, being a vegan, I think it’s pointless trying to fake meat. Let’s just focus on the texture and flavors yo!

My idea of a perfect vegan Burger has to have a golden crust on the outside, moist on the inside but not mushy, and also fabulous flavorsome seasonings.

close shot of the texture of vegan patty
This is so GOOD!! Don’t be afraid to get messy 😉

And here you have, this black bean vegan burger that is savory, lightly smoky, finger-licking good and so satisfying. Even your non-vegan friends will give you a big thumbs up while they are gobbling down.🤣

Different Ways to Cook Vegan Patties

Ways to cook the Patties:

  • You can simply pan-fry them.
  • They’re grillable.
  • Oven-baked friendly.
  • Air-Fryer friendly.

If you choose to grill, oven-baked, or air-fry them, you need to spray cooking oil around the surface. The cooking time may vary, set the temperature around  320-338°F (160-170 °C ) but not too high.

If your patties are not too thick, once the surface of the vegan patties becomes golden crusty usually they are ready. Because the ingredients that we use don’t require a long cooking time.

In my opinion, I think pan frying is the best way to cook them. In terms of other cooking methods, burger parties tend to be drier.

Ingredients for Vegan Burger

These patties are packed with everyday ingredients( nothing fancy or expensive)- they start with lightly mashed canned black beans (rinsed and drained), grated carrot, thinly sliced scallion(green part only), and quick oats, then mixed with the special combination of our burger patty seasonings.

In the end, add rice flour and psyllium husk powder, which give the patties volume and also bind them together. (also make the patties gluten-free).

ingredients for vegan patty

As for the beans, I use black beans for color purposes. Other beans will work fine too. – like red kidney beans, pinto beans, butter beans, and chickpeas.

The Seasonings for Vegan Burger Patties

all the seasonings for black bean patties
  • Light Soy sauce
  • Vegan BBQ sauce
  • Vegan Oyster Sauce
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Liquid Smoke (you can skip this if you don’t like the smoky flavor)
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Salt and pepper.

Toppings of Choice

Hey, there are no rules about what you have to have in your burgers. You can add ingredients you like of course. 🥰 

burger bun and salads
Toppings of Your Choice

The picture above is the ingredients I like in my burgers, which are fresh lettuce, thinly sliced red onion and sliced tomatoes, pickled gherkins, or pickled cucumbers with multi-grained vegan burger buns.

For the burger sauce, I just use a vegan mayonnaise, vegan BBQ sauce, or vegan spicy mayo (some like it hot! 🔥)

How to make Plant-Based Burgers in 30 minutes

The picture below is the workflow. It looks so simple and easy, right?😎

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1. Grab a large mixing bowl and place 1 cup of washed and drained black beans into the bowl. Use a potato mashed to lightly mash up black beans (until no whole beans can be seen) for around 30 seconds. PS: cook frozen chips into the air fryer at the same time if needed.

2. Add ¼ cup grated carrot, ⅓ cup thinly sliced scallion (green part only), and all the seasonings (light soy sauce, vegan BBQ sauce, vegan oyster sauce, Dijon mustard, Garlic powder, Onion powder, Smoked Paprika, Liquid smoke, salt and pepper). Stir and mix everything together.

3. Add Rice flour, Psyllium Husk, and Quick Oats into the bowl, use a spatula to mix all the ingredients together (around 2-3 minutes) until they form a dough-like mixture. P.S. The mixture should be a bit wet but not sticky. If sticky, add rice flour 1 tsp at a time, if too dry and falling apart, add water 1 tsp, and vice versa.

4. Wet your both hands with water or oil, and shape the mixture into 2-3 patties. You can get three small patties (around 4 oz/ 110 grams) or two large patties (around 6 oz/ 160-170 grams) out of this recipe.

5. Heat up a frying pan on medium-low heat with 1 tbsp cooking oil, and place the vegan burger patties into the pan, fry until the surface becomes golden brown.

6. Flip the vegan burger patties, then place vegan cheese slices on top of the patties and put the lid on and turn the heat to low. Vegan cheeses usually don’t melt well, so we want them warm and soft (cold cheese doesn’t taste nice tho😥).

7. While our Vegan Cheeses are warming up, heap up a pan on medium-high heat without oil. Cut the burger buns into halves and toast them until lightly colored then take them out.

8. Assemble your burgers while the burger buns are still hot. Spread the top and bottom bun with your sauce of choice. Top with your choice of burger fillings( lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, red onion), and more sauce if desired. Dig in while they are warm! Enjoy! P.S.: Don’t forget to wash down with cold beers! 🍔🍺

black bean burger close shot
Look at that!

Can I make Vegan Burger Patties ahead?

Oh…Yes! They’re perfect for the make-ahead. You can freeze them cooked or uncooked in the freezer for up to three months.

When needed, take them out and let them defrost completely then cook. Sometimes I even shape them into balls (uncooked) for other dishes.

With pasta bolognese, soup or make them into salad wraps or pockets for work lunch meals. In my opinion, they’re so handy for quick meals!

Have you tried this vegan burger recipe? Let me know what you think!😘 

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Quick n Easy Vegan Burger

Do you know what you are seeking is also seeking you! This Quick n Easy Vegan Burger is the one for you. It takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish!
5 from 111 votes
Print Rate
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 serves
Calories: 231kcal
Author: SHU-CHUN



Vegan Burger Patties

  • 1 Tbsp Cooking Oil for cooking
  • 1 Cup Black Beans Canned, washed and drained
  • ¼ Cup Grated Carrot
  • Cup Scallion Green Part Only. Thinly Sliced


Added in the end

Toppings of Choice

  • ¼ Cup Sauce of choice Vegan mayo, BBQ, Chipotle or spicy sauce.
  • 3 ea Burger Buns
  • 3 ea Sliced Vegan Cheese
  • 1 Cup Lettuce
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