Easiest Black Bean Burgers (Vegan Richa’s Cookbook!)

Easiest Black Bean Burgers (Vegan Richa’s Cookbook!)

I'm super excited to share today's recipe, as it comes from one of my favorite bloggers, Richa Hingle. I'm sure everybody already knows her blog, Vegan Richa! Richa has just released her 2nd cookbook, Vegan Richa's Everyday Kitchen, and it is beautiful. I have her first book as well, Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen. Both of her books are amazing, as are all of her recipes on her blog. I have told Richa many times how much I love her recipes, because they are always so delicious and full of flavors and I have made many of them. My family loves her recipes as well, which is saying a lot. My hubby is the pickiest eater on the planet, I guarantee it.

Well, today's recipe comes from her book and the title is accurate. Easiest Black Bean Burgers. They were so easy and fast to throw together. They held together well and use everyday ingredients. They are quite spicy from the ginger and jalapenos though (which I loved), but for little kids, I would scale back on the jalapenos. You know what I also love about these burgers? They are oil-free!

Other amazing recipes from this book that you are going to want to devour:  Red Curry Soup with Lentils, Bombay Potatoes and Peas, Buffalo Chickpea Tacos, Black Pepper Cheesy Mac and Broccoli, Richa's Brownies

Here are a few shots from the book below. All photos done by Richa Hingle.

Richa's Brownies

Bombay Potatoes and Peas

Buffalo Chickpea Tacos

Now, back to these amazing burgers.

Richa's book has every possible flavor combination  you could be craving, including a ton of "Awesome Sauces" to use for her amazing recipes. She includes many different variations, tips and notes on how to make the recipes based on what you have.

You will all LOVE her book, I guarantee it. Be sure to enter the giveaway below for one lucky reader!

I did my best to showcase her amazing food in these burger photos and I have to admit, I kind of want to eat my own photo, lol! I topped these bean burgers with my homemade barbecue sauce, because I'm a BBQ sauce girl on burgers...way more than ketchup.

(From Vegan Richa’s Everyday Kitchen copyright © 2017 by Richa Hingle. Used by permission Vegan Heritage Press.)

Easiest Black Bean Burgers

The Easiest Black Bean Burgers ever that are vegan, meatless and oil-free! From Vegan Richa's Everyday Kitchen Cookbook!

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5 based on 6 review(s)


  • 1/2 cup (60g) raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup (40g) old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 (1/2-inch [1cm]) knob fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup (30g) coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons pickled jalapeño slices
  • 1 (15-ounce [425g]) can black beans or 1 1/2 cups (250g) cooked black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup (10g) coarsely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed or chia seed
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons (10 to 15g) dry breadcrumbs or flour (gluten-free if necessary)


  1. In a food processor, combine the walnuts, oats, garlic, ginger, onion, and jalapeños and pulse a few times, until the walnuts and onions are evenly chopped, 5 to 10 seconds. Add the beans, cilantro, cumin, oregano, chili powder, salt, pepper, and flax seed and process in 5-second intervals, until most of the beans break down. Do not puree—there should still be some whole beans for texture.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a bowl. Cover the bowl and chill for 15 minutes. If the mixture is too wet, add the breadcrumbs and stir to combine.
  3. Divide the mixture into 7 to 8 equal portions. Shape into tightly packed patties. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat (add oil if desired). Place the patties in the skillet and cook for 4 to 6 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Alternatively, preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Place the patties on a medium baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the burgers for 15 minutes, flip, and bake another 10 minutes, or until the burgers are golden.


Her recipe in the book states that it yields 7-8 patties, but I was only able to get 4 using regular size patties to fit a normal size bun, which was just enough for my husband, daughter and I. I would double the recipe if you have more than 3-4 people.

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  1. I'm so excited to try this recipe!! I love a great black bean burger.
  2. I would love winning this cookbook, the recipe you posted looks great and it would be wonderful to win and try other interesting things from it.....!!!
  3. This looks so good. I have some black bean burger recipes bookmarked but Ive never attempted one myself. I loooove richa’s blog and would love to win a physical copy of the book. I’ll have to try this recipe out!!! Ive made so many of her recipes already.
  4. Love your blog and this cookbook sounds yummy
  5. I love to try out new vegan recipes and this would e a great addition to my collection. It looks as though there would be lots of hearty recipes to try.
  6. I am always looking for new vegan recipes !
  7. I love Richa's recipes!!! They are pretty no fail as yours. Unfortunately I can't tweet cuz I don't have a Twitter acct 😢😢., But I'd still love the book 😁.
  8. I would love to win the book because the recipes sound great and I would love to make them!
  9. Hey been following your blog for awhile now. I am always looking for great recipes and Black Bean Burgers are one of my staples of dishes to create. These look great, I look forward to trying them.
  10. These burgers sound delicious. I love that they have ginger in them
  11. I would love to win this cookbook because the recipes look delicious.
  12. Those burgers look good! You did a nice job with the photos!
  13. Also, I would be so excited to win the cookbook because I've never won a giveaway before, and I like finding yummy recipes for my family!
  14. I always enjoy Richa ' s recipes. She puts ingredients together that I wouldn't have thought would possible.
  15. I love her first cookbook and this one sounds just as good!
  16. Hi!! Just started following you! I'd like to enter my name for the cookbook. Thank you for your lovey recipes!!
  17. I've followed Richa for years as her recipes are amazing! Excited to see another cookbook from her!
  18. I had not heard of Richa. We started eating whole food plant based in February and I am always looking for new tasty recipes (The easier the better). I am excited to follow another blog. Thank you!
  19. I loved everything from her first cookbook. Can't wait to see this one!
  20. I have made many of Richa’s recipes. They always turn out great. Would love her cookbook. It would my go to!
  21. I have a copy of her first book and love it! I know this one is going to be just as good. She always has so many tasty recipes.
  22. First of all, I’m with you on the barbecue over ketchup. Barbecue sauce just completes a burger, in my opinion. Even back when I used to eat meat burgers, I couldn’t eat one without barbecue (because I didn’t like the taste of meat!) I love the taste of veggie burgers, barbecue sauce takes them to a whole new level. I want Richa’s cookbook, how can I not? Just those brownies alone make me drool. I’m mostly a huge fan of hers because she makes recipes that would seem so complicated to make, actually very simple.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Right, BBQ sauce trumps ketchup any day!! Haha!
  23. I recently converted to a plant-based diet and would love this book. Can’t wait to try these burgers!
  24. Ah, black bean burgers! Easy recipes are the key, otherwise you get dragged into the packaged stuff. I have been a Vegan Richa stalker for a while, but would LOVE to have one of her cookbooks!
  25. Ela
    This black bean burger looks amazing! And all her other recipes seem to be wonderful as well. Thanks for the recommendation. :)
  26. This black bean burger recipe looks great; I will try it soon! My husband and I have moved toward a plant based life style and a cook book like Vegan Richa's Everyday Kitchen would be a great way to broaden our collection of recipes!
  27. Thank you for the wonderful review Brandi! Your photos look phenomenal!!
  28. These burgers look amazing! I will be trying them out this weekend with my brother. I have been a fan of Richa's recipes for a long time and would love to get a copy of her book! My family would love these recipes and I'm always looking for new vegan meals to show them. :)
  29. Love your recipes!
  30. Its 10 pm and I would love to eat your photo too! That burger....looks amazing! I should not look at food photos so late! haha! I would love to win Richa's cookbook ~ I don't have her first one, but these recipes look fantastic!
  31. This book looks amazing! I’ve read Richa’s blog for years and would love to have her new cookbook! The Buffalo Chickpea Tacos sounds especially good 😊
  32. Kat
    Everything looks so yummy! I like her recipes. They are easy to make and flavorful. I will try that burger tonight. Thank you for sharing.
  33. I admit I've never made my own veggie burgers, just don't think I could make them as well as the prepackaged ones I buy, but I really want to try and those black bean burgers sound so good!
  34. Ooh how I would love to win this cookbook. Let me just count the ways! My oldest son and I have been huge fans of all your recipes. In fact Eric told me way long time ago that he loves all of Vegan Rica’s Recipes and that anything on her site is always delicious. And that I should definitely look her site up and right away. He was so right! I will be making her black bean burgers today. And Inreally love the added walnuts to them. Can’t wait to try the today. Thanks for sharing so many of your recipes with us in the plant based world.
  35. I know it's late in the game, but I've started on a Vegan, plant based diet...would love the cookbook. Can you teach this old gal some new tricks???
  36. I need to make these very soon!!
  37. I'm always looking for new vegan recipes- this looks great!
  38. These look really good. Okay, I think I'm going to be going on a burger binge soon because I still haven't tried the ones on here yet either.
  39. Can’t wait to try these. Curious if they really taste as good as those look. Going to come back and update later with results.
  40. I want to win this so I have more choices for everyday meals
  41. I love black bean burgers but I haven't gotten around to making them yet. I'll have to give this one a try! I love Richa's site and would love to get her cookbook, I just made one of her recipes on Monday!
  42. Awesome photos, wonderful eats! YUM! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this book because I have yet to have one of Richa's cookbooks in my collection. I have admired them and her for quite some time now and I really need to jump in to her recipes and TRY them VERY SOON!!!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      thank you so much Jennifer!
  43. I would love to win this book because then I would get to keep it, instead of renting it from the library and having to return it after 21 days!!! =) These burgers look delicious!!! <3
  44. Love her recipes! Thanks!
  45. With a one-year-old, I'm always looking for easy vegan dishes she can eat with her hands. Recipes like this bean burger are perfect!
  46. I love her blog too! I have made so many things from it and they all tasted so good! I would love to win her new cookbook!
  47. I love Veganricha. I have tried many of her recipes and my family loves them. Always trying to make recipes that take veganism to the next level, and hers certainly do. I would love to share more of her recipes with my family!! Pick me!!
  48. Your recipes are awesome. Can't wait to try the black bean burger!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Carol! Glad to hear that!
  49. Sue
    I already own this book, and purchased two copies for my kids. So. . . I want someone else to win a copy. I was a recipe tester for this book, so I know first-hand how wonderful these recipes are. My family consists of me and 2.5 carnivores. :) I can vouch that everyone in my household loved these recipes. For months we ate almost strictly Richa's recipes. . . and everyone was satisfied, full and happy. Our favorites are: -Easiest Black Bean Burger -Sweet Potato Peanut Chickpea Burgers -Mixed Vegetable Pakoras -Brownies -Curried Red Lentil -Buffalo Chickpea Tacos -Marbled Turmeric Pumpkin Chocolate Loaf -Chocolate Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Tart with Oat Crust -AMAZING sauces. . . In other words, if you do not win this contest, just go buy the book. You will be happy you did!!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Hi Sue! Always love hearing from you! I love reading your feedbacks on my recipes and it's wonderful to know you love Richa too! Everything sounds so yummy.
  50. I'm a huge fan of Vegan Richa on Instagram and love all of the recipes!
  51. Wow, me and my friends need those recipes in our life!! Looks so tasty! Can't wait to try it out! Thanks Brandi!
  52. I love both yours and Richa’s blogs! I’d love to win a copy so I can win my son over with delicious vegan food!
  53. I love Richa's Indian cookbook. Excited to cook from this one too.
  54. Your recipes are fabulous - if you recommend this cookbook I KNOW it will be good! Thanks!
  55. I've never bought a vegan cookbook before, but this one looks too good to pass up. Can't wait to try this recipe!
  56. Well save a bite of photo for me!! You nailed the drool worthy drip of sauce side shot because even knowing there's jalapeño in there I still want it😍 What you meant to say was "but for little kids (AND NATALIE), I would scale back on the jalapenos" lol. Richa's blog is amazing and I am sure this beautiful book is too. She does super spicy all the way to sweet so well. I mean those brownies with all their crackly topped goodness❤️ Also walnuts in a burger, okay that's just plain cool. Beautifully done, and isn't it fun sometimes to not have to come up with the recipe and just get to focus on pretty pics and the eating? I always enjoy that!
  57. I’ve been subscribed to Vegan Richa’s blog for some time and her recipes always look incredibly delicious. Her cookbook is probably filled with absolutely scrumptious recipes! And while it’s nice to follow recipes online, there’s nothing like having a real cookbook! That’s why I would love to win Vegan Richa’s Everyday Kitchen cookbook!
  58. Love Richa and love her book! I have it on my shelf in line to review too. Now to decide what recipe to make! So many amazing possibilities. Great job on the burgers, you know I'm all in with those!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you! Amazing book! It was hard to pick one for sure because they all look so amazing!
  59. I have a couple of vegan blogs I check in on every week or so - this one, hot for food, and Vegan Richa! I would be excited to win her new book and cannot wait for yours to come out. Vegan bloggers have made my transition into diet change WAAAAY easier and won over my meat-and-potatoes significant other. Now he gets disappointed when I just want to be lazy order in!
  60. Hmmm, thought I posted a comment the other day but I probably forgot to hit the submit button! LOL Received the recipe via email, clicked on the said email and the first thought when I looked at the picture of this black bean burger was Wow, that really looks like a 'beef' burger!! Kuddos to Richa and thank you Brandi for posted this recipe from her newest book. You both have an extraordinary talent of creating some wonderfully tasty vegan dishes!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you so much Laura!
  61. I am not a vegan yet but I have been incorporating more and more plant based meals into my diet and slowly eliminating animal products. I am loving the changes so far and I never feel deprived. I would love to check out this cookbook so I can get some ideas for meals for my family.
  62. Even though I'm not vegan, my diet has actually shifted in that direction and continues to. I see many benefits of the vegetarian and vegan lifestyle!
  63. i'm always looking for reliable vegan recipes that will turn out delicious!
  64. I love your recipes. They are easy to follow and to make. I am also a Richa Hingle fan. I have her first book as I love Indian food. It would be great to also have her second book. It has excellent reviews.
  65. My husband is a chef (not vegan, unfortunately), so I keep looking up recipes to surprise him and convince him to join me!!! I would love to win this book to try out all the recipes, the pictures look amazing!
  66. I would love to win this cookbook because I love trying new recipes, and if you endorse it, I'm sure it's amazing!
  67. I would like to win this cookbook because we are making the transition to completely Vegan and I would love some recipes!
  68. Your pictures make me want to take a giant bite of the burger!
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Haha, awesome!
  69. I’ve been eating vegan, oil free for 6 months and just got my daughters family started on vegan eating. She found your web site through Pinterest. We share recipes and I’d love to have this fabulous cook book for us to share. Thank you for the great recipes, tomorrow I’m making your chaser dressing and picking up the two ingredients I need for these black bean burgers. They look really good.
  70. We are just transitioning to a whole foods plant based diet, I believe this cookbook would be a great for us to help us on our way. Thanks for sharing the burger recipe it sounds amazing!
  71. What an amazing cookbook! I love the sound of this recipe too - the addition of walnuts and oats sounds so interesting!
  72. This cookbook has been on my Amazon wishlist since I read it was coming out. I love Vegan Richa recipes via her blog but prefer to cook from a cookbook.
  73. I've been a long-time stalker of your blog, which I discovered via Happy Healthy Long Life. Of COURSE I'd love to make and eat all these goodies!
  74. I made these black bean burgers today and the flavor is beyond amazing. They are so so good. But I did not make them into burgers I made them into meatballs or no meatballs I guess I should say. I think they will be fabulous in wraps, with spaghetti , Or even on a salad.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Wonderful! So glad you enjoyed them!
  75. I love finding new vegan recipes but most of all I love her recipes so having the cookbook would save me from having to look on the computer.
  76. I have been leaning towards going vegan and would love a rich source of inspiration to cook from plus, the pictures look amazing in this! I have been weening us off of carbs, meats, etc. for a bit now, this would help seal the deal per se. I LOVE black bean burgers and make them regularly, always looking for different ways :-)
  77. Would love to try this and other recipes!!
  78. Richa's cookbook sounds amazing! I must get my hands on it :D These bean burgers sound like my kind of comfort meal :D
  79. Ohhh I really would love a bite of that burger! And Richa's book sounds and looks great! Must get! :)
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Thank you Anna, it's a wonderful book!
  80. Does anyone know or believe that any leftover patties would keep well for a few days? Maybe wrapped in saran wrap?
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Yes, extras are fine wrapped in the fridge.
  81. These are our new favs, they are so easy and so yummy. I double the recipe because one batch only makes about 4 good sized burgers.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Awesome! Yes, that is what I had put in my Notes as well, only got 4 as well.
  82. This veggie burger looks delicious. Your photo makes me very hungry. Would love to win the cookbook. I don't have one for Vegan dishes.

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