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Best EVER Black Bean Burger with Slaw

5 from 1 vote


  • 1 can black beans with liquid
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons soy sauce use tamari to stay gluten free
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1 cup bread crumbs regular or gluten free
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small carrots
  • 2 small cucumbers
  • 5-6 leaves red cabbage
  • 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 4 slices vegan cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns vegan/gluten free


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Empty 1 can of beans into colander over a bowl to collect the liquid. Donot discard liquid.
  • Once beans are fully drained, spread them in one layer on baking sheet. Place in oven for ~13 mins, until beans begin to split apart.
  • Chop up 1/2 onion and 3 cloves garlic. Saute with 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil.
  • Season with salt and pepper. When onions start to brown, deglaze pan with 11/2 tbsp soy sauce and ½ tbsp of maple syrup.
  • Set aside 1/2 sauteed onions. Place remaining half in food processor and pulse 3-4 times. Dump into a large bowl.
  • Add 1/3 cup of walnuts to food processor and pulse 5-6 times and place in large bowl with onions.
  • When beans are cooked and out of the oven, place in food processor and pulse ~15-17 times until they have consistency of small pebbles. Add to large bowl.
  • Add rice, 1-2 tbsp potato starch, 1/2 tbsp onion powder, 1 tbsp garlic powder, ½ tbsp chili powder and 2 tbsp reserved liquid from can of beans. 
  • Mix with a spoon or your hands until a "dough" forms. Quarter the dough and divide into 4 pieces. Shape each piece into a thin patty. 
  • Dredge each patty in potato starch, coat with reserved bean liquid, and then coat with bread crumbs. Set aside in refrigerator.
  • Julienne 1 carrot, ½ cucumbers, and 2-3 cabbage leaves and place in a large bowl. Add 1 tbsp mustard and 1 tbsp maple syrup, together with salt and pepper. Mix.
  • Add 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to a large pan over medium high heat.When pan is hot, add patties (do not crowd pan).
  •  Cook for ~5 mins and flip. Add cheese to each patty. Cook on stovetop with lid on the pan to melt cheese OR place in the oven at 450 degrees F for 3-4 minutes. 
  • Assemble by adding patty to bun, topped with caramelized onions and slaw. Serve with your favorite side dish (fries, duh). 
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