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This 15-minute easy vegan burger recipe is made with only four simple ingredients and some seasonings. Make a batch in minutes and they cook up quickly in a skillet. Add your favorite vegan burger toppings and bun for a family-friendly vegan dinner everyone will love.

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Burgers make a fun weeknight dinner that both kids and adults will enjoy. This one is a favorite in my house because it’s so incredibly simple to prepare. I love that it only requires a few ingredients to prepare.

Love veggie burgers too? Try out white bean burgers, chickpea quinoa burgers, and spicy red bean burgers for a bit more variety!

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Why This Recipe Works

  • The easiest vegan burger recipe ever!
  • Only FOUR ingredients!
  • Perfect for easy weeknight dinners!
  • A vegan bean burger recipe you can use in many different ways for meals.
  • Kid-friendly!

What Goes Into This Recipe

You aren’t going to believe how simple this ingredient list actually is to shop! They’re all pantry staples that you buy ahead and keep on hand. Here’s what you need:

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  • Kidney beans: Canned beans make a quick option for making the best veggie burgers.
  • Oat flour: Helps to hold everything together and gives the vegan burgers some texture. 
  • Flavor: Sriracha or hot sauce for some spice and pasta sauce for rich, tomato flavor. 
  • Spices: Use garlic powder, salt, and black pepper to give them more flavor.

Substitutions and Variations

Looking for some ways to change up this vegan veggie burger recipe? Here are some ideas:

  • Kidney beans: You can actually make this vegan veggie burger recipe with just about ANY canned bean. Try it out with black beans, pinto beans, or white beans.
  • Not spicy? If you don’t like spice or are serving these vegan burgers for kids, leave out the sriracha.
  • Want to make vegan sliders for a party or kid’s dinner? Simply shape them into smaller patties and serve them up on these homemade dinner rolls or mini burger buns.
  • Spices: These are totally optional but they do add some flavor. You can also experiment with other spices such as smoked paprika, seasoned salt, and other spice blends.

How To Make Vegan Bean Burgers 

  • 1) Place the beans in a food processor until they’re smooth(ish). It’s okay if there are some chunks.
  • 2) Combine the oat flour, beans, hot sauce, and one-third cup of pasta sauce in a bowl. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder if you want. If the mixture is too dry, add more pasta sauce.
  • 3) Form the mixture into half-inch thick patties.
  • 4) Cook in a greased skillet over medium heat on each side for 3 to 4 minutes until crispy.
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  • 5) Serve and eat immediately while the vegan burgers are warm and fresh for the best texture.

Expert Tips 

  • These easy vegan burgers are best enjoyed fresh.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to five days and reheat in a skillet or in the oven. 
  • Feel free to change up the recipe using any canned beans or spices you have on hand.
  • Form the vegan burger patties with the same thickness so they cook evenly in the pan.

FAQs

Are vegan burgers actually healthier?

In many cases, yes! They are often healthier because they contain lots of fiber, almost zero saturated fat, and are low in cholesterol since they are made with all plant-based ingredients.

Can I make these vegan burgers in advance?

This particular recipe is best enjoyed fresh so I don’t recommend using it for meal prep.

What to Serve with Vegan Burgers

Here’s some inspiration for serving up vegan burgers!

What’s your favorite way to enjoy vegan burgers?

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Easy Vegan Burger Recipe (4 Ingredients)

5 from 43 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
This 15-minute easy vegan burger recipe is made with only four simple ingredients and some seasonings. Make a batch in minutes and they cook up quickly in a skillet. Add your favorite vegan burger toppings and bun for a family-friendly vegan dinner everyone will love.

Ingredients 

  • 1 (15-ounce) can of kidney beans
  • 1 cup of oat flour
  • 2 tablespoons of sriracha or hot sauce
  • ⅓ to ½ cup of pasta sauce
  • Powdered garlic salt, and pepper to taste (optional)

Instructions 

  • Process beans in a food processor until smooth(ish). It’s okay if there are some chunks.
  • Combine oat flour, beans, hot sauce, and pasta sauce in a bowl. Add salt, pepper and garlic powder if you choose. Start with ⅓ of the pasta sauce and add more if it’s too dry.
  • Form into ½ inch thick patties and in a greased skillet over medium heat cook on each side for 3 to 4 minutes until crispy.
  • Enjoy on a burger, over a salad or on its own. Eat immediately, warm and fresh, for the best texture.

Notes

  • These easy vegan burgers are best enjoyed fresh.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to five days and reheat in a skillet or in the oven. 
  • Feel free to change up the recipe using any canned beans or spices you have on hand.
  • Form the vegan burger patties with the same thickness so they cook evenly in the pan.

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 7gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 364mgPotassium: 305mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 66IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 2mg

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Additional Info

Author: Lauren Bossi
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Method: Stovetop
Diet: Vegan
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Lauren Bossi

My name is Lauren Bossi; I run Track & Field at the University of Hartford in CT. I’ve got a passion for running and plant-based eats. When I’m not wandering around the aisles of the grocery store I enjoy cooking, baking, photography, pun-writing and tag-saling.

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  1. 5 stars
    This easy vegan burger recipe is great. It’s perfect for lunches and I love that it’s only 5 ingredients!

    1. Hi! We on the Plant-Based on a Budget team haven’t tried those methods out yet so can’t guarantee the results. But please let us know how it works out if you do give it a go! 🙂