These five-ingredient burgers are so easy to make. Paired with a tahini lime sauce, these are melt-in-your-mouth, let's-have-these-every-night kind of delicious. Make extra sauce and put it on everything. Better yet, make extra burgers, crumble them into salads, pasta ... everything! This is a versatile recipe that will become one of your staples that everyone will love.

5-Ingredient Garlic Onion Black Bean Burgers [Vegan, Gluten-Free]



Cooking Time




For the Burgers:

  • 1 15-ounce can of black beans
  • 1/4 cup chopped and caramelized onion
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free oats
  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Pinch salt and pepper, optional

For the Tahini Lime Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons natural runny Tahini
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

For Serving:

  • Buns (gluten-free if needed)
  • Avocado
  • Lettuce
  • Pickles
  • Anything else you'd like


  1. Make quinoa and let cool.
  2. Put oats in food processor and pulse until textured flour is formed, add to large bowl for mixing.
  3. Drain and rinse black beans, pulse in food processor until broken up and mashed looking, add to bowl.
  4. Roughly chop and measure onion, place in food processor with the garlic, and pulse until minced. Add to skillet for 5 minutes to caramelize and then add to the bowl.
  5. Add quinoa to bowl.
  6. Using spoon or hands, mix the ingredients up really well and form large burger patties.
  7. Using a non-stick pan or sprayed pan, heat it to medium heat and place the burgers in the skillet. let cook until golden brown and crispy (5-10 minutes) and then carefully flip and cook the other side.
  8. Serve with suggestions listed.


Pre-cook these burgers and store in the freezer up to 3 months, re-heat in microwave.