BBQ, Recipes

Smoky Bbq Black Bean Burger

August 6, 2018

Say hello to your new favorite veggie burger.

It’s gluten-free, BIG on flavor, infused with smoky BBQ flavor, and perfect on the grill or stovetop. Let’s do this!

Display of ingredients for vegan BBQ Black Bean Burgers including mushrooms, sweet potato, pecans, black beans, BBQ sauce, coconut aminos, spices, and quinoa

This burger is easy to make, requiring simple methods and 10 wholesome ingredients you likely have on hand right now.

It all starts with black beans that are cooked down until dry and cracked, which helps keep the burgers from being mushy. Then comes toasted pecans, which are pulsed into a meal.

Black beans and pecans in the food processor ready to be pulsed for BBQ Black Bean Burgers

Then we add quinoa, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, cumin, chili powder, BBQ sauce, and salt. Quinoa adds moisture and also binds the burgers, and the rest is all about flavor: sweet potatoes for sweetness, mushrooms for “meatiness” and texture, and the spices and sauce for smoky BBQ flavor.

All the ingredients in the food processor ready to become amazing BBQ Black Bean Burgers

For these burgers, it’s best to sear both sides on the stovetop and then finish baking in the oven, where they will dry out and firm up a bit. But they are firm enough for the grill as well!

Once cooked, it’s all about the toppings. We went for vegan buns, lettuce, cabbage, red pepper, pickles, and more BBQ + a little hot sauce. Swoon.

Gluten-free and vegan BBQ Black Bean Burger patties cooking in a skillet

We hope you all LOVE these burgers! They’re:

Easy to make
& SO delicious

These burgers would make the perfect weeknight meal for you and the family or for hosting! Serve with Crispy Baked FriesGarlicky Kale Salad, or Garlicky Guac and Plantain Chips!

If you’re into veggie burgers, also be sure to check out our Chickpea Sun-Dried Tomato BurgersGrillable Veggie BurgersSweet Potato Black Bean BurgerBlack Bean Beet Veggie BurgerSimple Veggie Sliders, and Green Chili Veggie Burger.

If you like this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag a photo #minimalistbaker on Instagram. Cheers, friends!

Close up shot of a BBQ Black Bean Burger on a bun with fresh vegetables

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