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Ultimate Vegan Black bean & Mushroom Seitan Burger

The tastiest vegan burger ever! Full of black beans & mushrooms, with the extra meatyness of seitan!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Resting Time45 mins
Course: BBQ, Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: BBQ, Vegan
Keyword: burger, seitan, seitan burger, vegan burger
Servings: 12 burgers
Calories: 166kcal
Author: Louise-Claire Cayzer


For the Burgers

  • 400 g black beans (1 tin)
  • 250 g mushrooms
  • 250 g vital wheat gluten
  • 100 g dried soya mince also called TVP


  • 3 tbso stock or bouillon powder
  • 3 tbsp miso you can use soy sauce if you don't have miso
  • 3 tbsp bbq sauce or ketchup/tomato sauce
  • 3 tbsp vinegar any kind. Or use pickle juice
  • 3 tsp oregano- dried
  • 3 tsp dried garlic
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke or use 2 tsp smoked paprika


  • Divide the black beans in 2 and reserve the water from the can
  • place half the black beans & all the mushrooms in a food processor & roughly chop. Alternatively chop the mushrooms by hand & mash the beans roughly
  • In a large bowl, mix together the beans, mushrooms, vital wheat gluten & dried soya mince
  • In a blender, add the rest of the black beans & their juice + all the seasoning ingredients
  • Top up the blender to the 750 mls mark with water and blend until smooth (you want 750mls total liquid)
  • Tip the blender contents into the large bowl of beans & mushrooms
  • Rinse the blender with a little extra water (about 200ml) and tip that into the mix too
  • Using a wooden spoon, mix together all the ingredients in the bowl until combined.
  • Let this rest for 45 minutes. This allows the gluten from the Vital Wheat Gluten to hydrate and start to form the burger structure.
  • Once the mixture is rested, give it another mix, to be sure everything is combined. For a firmer more bouncy burger, keep mixing for 2-3 minutes. This creates the 'gluten' strands.
  • Preheat your oven to 220C/Gas Mark 5
  • Shape the burgers (will make 12 large burgers approx) and place on oven trays
  • Bake for half hour in the oven.
  • Allow your burgers to cool.
  • You can now finish the burgers off. Pan fry, Grill or BBQ the burgers as desired! A little olive oil on the outside of the burgers will help create the delicious caramelisation and make them full of extra flavour!


Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1209mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 18IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 3mg