Jalapeno Black Bean Burgers


Last Updated on July 31, 2020

Spicy jalapeno black bean burgers are the perfect Meatless Monday meal! They’re loaded with fiber, whole grains, and really pack in the heat. Perfect for a summer grill session, or quick vegan friendly dinner (just sub vegan mayo for the aioli!)

I love having my own homemade burgers stocked in the freezer for nights I’m not looking to cook. These burgers pair so well with my 4-ingredient garlic aioli, and are even a hit among the meat lovers!

Serve your vegan black bean burgers on a bun, over a salad, or with a side of baked French fries, like these easy vegan cheese fries.

You’ll need a few simple ingredients for these delicious plant-based burgers:

  • canned black beans
  • oat flour, or sub any other flour or bread crumb
  • sautéed onions
  • jalapeños
  • your favorite store-bought BBQ sauce
  • spices!

Mash the black beans in a bowl and mix them together with the remaining ingredients, refrigerate for 15-20 minutes, form into patties and grill when ready to serve!

The refrigeration step can be skipped if you’re in a pinch for time, but I found that it helps keep these burgers together and yields more of a “meatier” veggie burger.

These spicy vegan black bean burgers pair perfectly with the lemon garlic aioli. You can prep them ahead and freeze them for up to 4 months. They’re the perfect protein to pair with your dinners. You guys are going to love them! Check out some other meatless recipes below.

Other meatless recipes you may like:

Vegetarian Lentil Tacos

Vegan Creamy Pasta Sauce

Spicy Peanut Tofu

Jalapeno Black Bean Burgers

5 from 7 votes
Course: Gluten-Free, Main, Vegan


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  • 1 can 1 of black beans, 15.5 oz

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 oat flour

  • 1/2 small 1/2 onion, chopped

  • 1 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped

  • 2 tbsp 2 store-bought BBQ sauce

  • 1 tbsp 1 sriracha (optional)

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 paprika

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

  • 1 tbsp 1 olive oil

  • Garlic Aioli
  • 1/4 cup 1/4 mayo of choice, I used low-fat (use vegan if needed)

  • Juice from half a small lemon

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 garlic powder

  • Pinch of salt & pepper


  • Rinse and drain the black beans. Set aside.
  • Heat a medium sized skillet with the olive oil and saute the onion until browned, for about 5 minutes.
  • Pour the black beans in a bowl and mash with a fork or masher. I like to leave some pieces whole.
  • Add in the chopped jalapeno, onions, BBQ sauce, sriracha, spices, and oat flour and mix well. Set mixture in fridge for 10-15 minutes.
  • Remove from fridge and form into 4 palm sized patties.
  • Heat a pan on medium heat, spray with cooking spray and cook each burger for 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Mix together aioli ingredients in a small bowl. Serve fresh over burgers on a bun or over a salad.


  • Freezer instructions: you can freeze the grilled burgers for up to 4 months.

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  1. Sautéed onion, corn, and jalapeño to add in and was *chef’s kiss* Also replaced sriracha with chili sauce (Huy Fong, green lid). Have made it twice so far and always a hit. Bf dislikes mayo but loves the sauce!

  2. Lindsay

    These were a hit in my house! I left out the sriracha (I can be a spice baby) and they were perfect for my taste!

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