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Refried Bean Burger

This quick and easy refried bean burger is made with canned refried beans making it convenient to make on a weeknight meal. These are moist, delicious and 100% vegan.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: sandwich
Cuisine: American, fusion
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 1 tsp Oil + more for cooking the burgers
  • 1 Small Red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger + garlic paste (or use 1tsp each of finely chopped ginger and garlic)
  • 16 oz. Can of vegan Refried Beans
  • ½ cup Besan (Chickpea flour)
  • ¼ cup Wholewheat bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup Oat flour*
  • 1 tsp Chole or Garam Masala (homemade or store bought)
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • To taste Salt


  • Heat oil in a saute pan; add the onions and cook until lightly browned around the edges, about 5 minutes.
  • Add ginger + garlic paste and cook for another minute. Turn off the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the refried beans, chickpea flour, oat flour,bread crumbs, chole masala, red chili powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Add the onion mixture and mix well to form a mixture that holds together when squeezed. If the mixture is too wet, add more oat flour or bread crumbs to absorb the moisture.
  • Divide the mixture into 6 equal size patties, about ⅓ cup each.
  • Heat 2tbsp oil in a non-stick pan on medium heat, gently place the burgers and cook them undisturbed for about 3~4 minutes lightly browned on the bottom. Flip and cook on the other side until golden brown crust forms on both the sides.
  • Enjoy on your favorite bun with your favorite burger accouterments.


  • Vegan refried beans – lard is a common ingredient in refried beans. So make sure to check that the can says either ‘vegan’ or ‘vegetarian’. Also check the ingredients to make sure there is no lard.
  • Chickpea flour – acts as the binding agent in this recipe. Also adds a double dose of protein to these burgers.
  • Oat flour – there is no need to buy this. Simply blend rolled or steel cut oats until they turn into a powder. Or use quick cooking oats – no need to grind these.
  • Bread Crumbs – I’ve tried both whole wheat and regular ones and both work. Use what you have in your pantry.


Calories: 176kcal
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