The Musette: Black Bean Burgers with Sweet Corn Salsa

This easy black bean burger recipe is healthy, tasty and packed full of flavour. This is a great meat-free burger alternative and can easily be made vegan by using aquafaba instead of whole eggs. Simple to make with store-cupboard staples, they are high in fibre and protein with no added sugar.

Ingredients (serves 6)


  • 170g (1 ½ cup) walnuts, toasted
  • 35g (2/3 cup) chopped onion
  • 40g (2/3 cup) fresh coriander (cilantro), finely chopped
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 fat cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 850g (30 oz)  cooked black beans
  • 2 large organic eggs, lightly beaten
  • 100g (3/4 cup) fine dry bread crumbs, like panko
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  • 2 fresh ears corn (with husks)
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 15g (1/4cup) finely chopped onion
  • 15g (1/4 cup) snipped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

To serve:

  • 6 English muffins, split


1. In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine walnuts, onion, coriander, cumin, garlic and oregano.  Pulse until just combined. Add black beans and a green chilli pepper and again, pulse until just combines.

2. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir in eggs, bread crumbs, and seasoning. Using damp hands, shape mixture into 6 thick patties. Place patties on a baking sheet, cover, and chill until ready to cook.

corn salsa ingredients

3. For the salsa, in a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients. Cover and chill until needed.

Grillable Veggie Burgers - Sweet Simple Vegan

4. For charcoal grill, place patties on the grill rack directly over medium coals. Grill, uncovered, for 12 to 14 minutes or until done, turning once halfway through grilling. Toast English muffins on the grill.  Alternatively use the grill in your oven for a similar amount of time.

black bean burgers with sweet corn salsa

5. Serve burgers between English muffin halves with salsa and enjoy!


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