Vegan Steak Spiced Black Bean Burgers

Updated: Dec 28, 2020

The steak spice in this recipe really makes these burgers reminiscent of a conventional beef burger. Continue reading...

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This is the recipe than won over my meat eating husband who is now happy to eat these anytime instead of beef!


2 cans (398 ml) black beans

2 cups brown mushrooms, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, minced

½ cup of rolled oats

½ cup pumpkin seeds

1 red onion, chopped

2 tbsp steak spice (see below)

2 tbsp dried parsley

1 tbsp tamari

3 tbsp ground chia seeds + ¼ cup water

Steak Spice Recipe

2 tbsp black pepper

1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp sea salt

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 tbsp dill seeds (not fronds)

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1 ½ tsp dry mustard

1 tbsp onion granules

1 tsp coriander seed, ground Combine all ingredients together and store.


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.

  2. In a large pan, sauté the onions mushrooms garlic and tamari until soft. Set aside.

  3. In a food processor, process the pumpkin seeds and oats until they are a fine crumb.

  4. Add the black beans, chia paste, spices, and mushroom mixture. Process until combined.

  5. Oil a baking sheet or line with parchment paper. Scoop the burger mixture out of the processor and form into patties on the baking sheet. Bake for about 25-30 minutes.



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