Go Back
+ servings
Print Recipe
No ratings yet

Amazing BBQ-able Vegan Bean Burgers

Every BBQ needs a decent bean burger. This one keeps vegans and everyone else who loves a burger happy!
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: BBQ
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 10 burgers
Author: Louise-Claire Cayzer


  • 1 tin black beans (standard 400g tin size)
  • 1 tin kidney beans
  • ½ cup (100g) dried soya mince (Do not add water to this!) this is sometimes called TVP or hamburger helper, depending on where you are in the world
  • 2 Tbs ground linseed mixed with 6 Tbs water Also known as flax seed. This works as a binder and helps the burgers stick together when grilling.
  • 2 tsp oregano or thyme use fresh or dried
  • 4 cloves garlic very finely chopped
  • 2 Tbs sunflower or pumpkin seeds roughly chopped
  • 1 medium onion very finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chilli sauce optional but yummy. Add more if you like it hot!
  • 3 Tbs BBQ or Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Finely chop the onion and garlic. Roughly chop the sunflower & pumpkin seeds. 
  • Add the beans and roughly mash 
  • Add all the other ingredients and mash & mix to combine. 
  • Let the mixture 'rest' in the fridge for around 20mins. This will allow the soya mince to re-hydrate and once cooled, the mix will be easier to work with.
  • Make into patties- these can be large or small, I like to make them around the same size as the palm of my hand. 
  • You can grill these straight away, or chill or freeze until needed. If you BBQ them, brush with a little oil to prevent them from sticking. 
  • Serve on a bun with all the trimmings.