North America Vegan Recipes

Classic Vegan Burger Recipe

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Vegan Recipe – North America

Introduction: Indulge in the savory delight of a Classic Vegan Burger that’s not only delicious but also cruelty-free. Packed with plant-based ingredients, this burger offers a satisfying blend of flavors and textures that even non-vegans will enjoy. Whether you’re a seasoned vegan or just looking to try something new, this recipe is bound to become a favorite in your kitchen.


For the burger patties:

  • 2 cups cooked and drained canned black beans, or cooked lentils
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (whole wheat or gluten-free)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped bell peppers (any color)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons ground flaxseeds + 6 tablespoons water (flax egg)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For assembling the burgers:

  • Burger buns (whole wheat or vegan/gluten-free buns)
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced red onions
  • Pickles
  • Vegan mayonnaise or your favorite sauce
  • Vegan cheese slices (optional)

Cooking Time:

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes


  1. Prepare the Flax Egg: In a small bowl, mix the ground flaxseeds and water to create a flax egg. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it thickens.
  2. Make the Burger Patties:
    • In a large mixing bowl, mash the cooked black beans or lentils using a fork or potato masher until mostly smooth, with some texture remaining.
    • Add the breadcrumbs, chopped onions, chopped bell peppers, minced garlic, prepared flax egg, soy sauce, ground cumin, smoked paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well until the ingredients are combined.
  3. Form the Patties:
    • Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into burger patties. You can usually make 4-6 patties depending on your preferred size.
  4. Cook the Patties:
    • Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and lightly grease it with oil.
    • Place the patties on the skillet and cook for about 6-8 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and heated through.
  5. Assemble the Burgers:
    • Toast the burger buns if desired.
    • On the bottom half of each bun, spread a layer of vegan mayonnaise or your chosen sauce.
    • Place a lettuce leaf on top of the sauce, followed by a burger patty.
    • Top the patty with vegan cheese slices (if using), sliced tomatoes, sliced red onions, and pickles.
    • Finish assembling by placing the top half of the bun over the toppings.
  6. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Your Classic Vegan Burgers are now ready to be enjoyed! Serve them with your favorite side dishes, such as baked fries or a crisp salad.


  • Customize your burger by adding sautéed mushrooms, avocado slices, or caramelized onions.
  • For extra flavor, you can brush the burger patties with a bit of barbecue sauce or your favorite marinade before cooking.
  • If you prefer a gluten-free version, make sure to use gluten-free breadcrumbs and buns.
  • Don’t overmix the patty ingredients, as this can result in a dense texture. Mix just until everything is combined.
  • You can also grill the patties on a barbecue for a smoky flavor.
  • Leftover patties can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days or frozen for longer storage.

Enjoy your delicious and wholesome Classic Vegan Burgers that are sure to satisfy your cravings and bring smiles to the faces of your family and friends!

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