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5 from 7 votes

Easy Bean Burger with Mustard Mayo (Vegan in 15)

These easy vegan bean burgers are easy to make, using the 'cheat ingredient' of spicy refried beans, which are full of flavour.
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2
Calories: 320kcal
Author: Kate Hackworthy | Veggie Desserts


  • handful coriander (cilantro) leaves
  • .5 can spicy refried beans Half a can = 1/2 cup. (check the label to ensure it's vegan)
  • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs
  • Flour for dusting
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed or sunflower oil
  • .5 onion
  • 2 large gherkins (dill pickles)
  • 1 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Handful fresh rocket (arugula) leaves
  • 2 burger buns


  • Chop the coriander (cilantro) leaves finely, and put them into a large bowl with the beans and breadcrumbs.
  • Mash it all together with a fork (or use your hands).
  • Lightly flour the work surface, then pat half of the mixture into a burger shape and coat lightly with the flour. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the burgers for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden and crispy.
  • While the burgers are cooking, add the onions to the pan to cook and caramelise.
  • In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise and mustard.
  • Cut the gherkin (dill pickle) into slices.
  • To serve:
  • Cut the bun in half, place some rocket (arugula) on the bottom, add the burger plus a spoonful of mayo, some onions and the gherkin (pickle). Serve immediately.


Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 729mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 2.6mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 2.5mg