Jalapeno Black Bean Burgers


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 of black beans, 15.5 oz

  • 1/2 cup oat flour

  • 1/2 small onion, chopped

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped

  • 2 tbsp store-bought BBQ sauce

  • 1 tbsp sriracha (optional)

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

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

  • Juice from half a small lemon

  • 1/2 tsp 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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