Loaded Veggie Black Bean Burgers

Homemade black bean veggie burgers are topped with caramelized onions, crumbled goat cheese and a secret tahini sauce for amazing gourmet flavors.

Pairing: All Out Stout

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes (+ 20 minutes standing time)

Serves: 2


Black Bean Patties:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2 tbsp quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 can (19 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed and patted dry
Loaded Veggie Burgers:
  • 1 tbsp tahini paste
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Pinch each salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 whole grain burger buns, toasted
  • 1/2 avocado, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup arugula
  • 1/2 cup caramelized onions
  • 2 thick slices beefsteak tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese


  1. Black Bean Patties: Heat oil in skillet set over medium heat. Cook onions, jalapeño and garlic for 5 to 8 minutes or until very tender; let cool completely.
  2. In food processor, pulse together bread crumbs, walnuts, oats, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, cumin, salt, pepper, chili powder, smoked paprika and brown sugar until combined. Add half of the black beans; pulse until mashed. Stir in remaining black beans.
  3. Divide into 4 portions. Shape each portion into 1/2-inch thick patty; refrigerate for at least 20 minutes or up to 2 days. Alternatively, freeze between layers of parchment paper in airtight container for up to 1 month. (This recipe requires 2 patties, refrigerate or freeze remaining 2 patties for your next meal.)
  4. Loaded Veggie Burgers: Whisk together tahini paste, 1 tbsp water, soy sauce, vinegar, hot sauce, garlic, salt and pepper; set aside. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  5. Heat vegetable oil in large nonstick skillet set over medium heat; cook patties for 3 to 5 minutes per side or until golden brown and heated through.
  6. Serve patties in buns with tahini sauce, avocado, arugula, caramelized onions, tomatoes and goat cheese.

Tip: For homemade caramelized onions, melt 1 tbsp butter in skillet set over medium heat. Cook 1 large sliced onion, and a pinch of salt and pepper for 5 to 8 minutes or until starting to brown. Reduce heat to low. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely.

Nutrition Facts
Per burger

  • Calories: 770
  • Fat: 48g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Sodium: 1870mg
  • Carbohydrate: 77g
  • Fiber: 15g
  • Sugars: 14g
  • Protein: 20g
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