Easy 5-Ingredient Veggie Burgers

June 10, 2019


By: Chris Petrellese 

Easy and delicious veggie burgers crafted with just 5 simple ingredients. They’re effortless to prepare and cook in only 30 minutes!

Close up shot of a 5 ingredient veggie burger by sweet simple vegan

Two things that go hand in hand are burgers and summer. While there are plenty of store-bought veggie burger options available for purchase, we always love making them homemade. There is something about using simple and fresh ingredients to make burgers at home that is so much more appealing. Wouldn’t you agree?

Ingredients for a 5 ingredient veggie burger by sweet simple vegan

If you’ve ever made veggie burgers at home, you know first hand that they usually have a ton of ingredients in them. While this isn’t a bad thing, we wanted to simplify things a bit and provide an impressive, flavor-packed recipe, using as few ingredients as possible.

The key to this recipe is the seasoning blend. What typically makes for a long ingredient list, is all of the different spices you need to flavor the burger properly. Instead of doing this, we are just using Old Bay Seasoning, which helps to simplify things. If you’re not a fan of Old Bay, you can also use different seasoning blends like Italian.

5 ingredient veggie burger served with rice and vegetables by sweet simple vegan

You can also skip the bread and serve this veggie burger in a buddha bowl with grains, beans and greens.

If you’re in the market for more veggie burger recipes, we’ve been cooking them up for years now and have a few on the blog that we think you’ll love.

Make sure you tag us on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan if you recreate any of our recipes, we love to see your photos!

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Close up shot of a 5 ingredient veggie burger by sweet simple vegan

Easy 5-Ingredient Veggie Burgers

  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 burgers


Easy and delicious veggie burgers crafted with just 5 simple ingredients. They’re effortless to prepare and cook in only 30 minutes!


  • 1 (15oz.) can of black beans, drained and rinsed (or 1 3/4 cups) (or beans of choice– see notes)
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1 large shallot, roughly chopped (or 1/2 medium onion)
  • 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon old bay seasoning (or seasoning blend of choice– see notes)
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add in all of the ingredients and process for 15 to 20 seconds, or until the mixture begins to come together, scraping the sides as needed. Scrape all of the mixture into a small bowl and place the bowl into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and set aside.
  3. Remove the bowl from the fridge. Scoop out 1/2 cup sized scoops from the mixture and using wet hands, form the mixture into patties. We made 3 patties total. Place the patties onto the prepared baking sheet and place them into the oven for 15 minutes. Flip the patties over and then bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the patties are browned and feel solid.


  • If you would like to speed up the cooking process, you can also cook these burgers on a pan. For this. we suggest heating about 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cooking the patties on each side until browned, about 5 minutes per side.
  • We have tried this recipe with cannellini beans, red beans and pinto beans and all have worked well!
  • If you do not have Old bay, feel free to use a seasoning blend of your choice — just be sure to add salt the blend does not have any.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Entree, Burger
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free

Keywords: Entree, Burger, Oven, Vegan, Gluten-free, 5-Ingredient, 30 Minute

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Disclaimer: The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional’s advice. This page may contain affiliate links, which means that we earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!

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  1. Tracey says:

    Where can I find the dressing recipe pictured in the bowl with the burger?

  2. Yoyo says:

    Hihi, I definitely wanna try this burger with much fewer ingredients than the others. But may I replace the old bay seasoning with the all=purpose seasoning ? Thanks!

  3. Michelle R says:

    This was great! My husbands rule about eating vegan is that it has to taste great and this passed the test. Thank you. It would be great to get other flavored burger recipes with 5 ingredients like this one

  4. maia lee says:

    I can see now why the ingredient list is so short – since I can’t find Old Bay in shops I looked online for a recipe to make my own and I would need about 14 (fourteen!) different ingredients just to make the OB substitute and some of those aren’t available here either. So much for that.

    • If you are unable to use old bay, any spice blend of your choice will work. Just salt it to taste depending on how much salt/if there is salt in the seasoning blend 🙂

  5. Bobbie says:

    Do you think I could make these ahead and grill later ? Thinkin for BBQ’s! Thanks in advance !

    • Hi Bobbie! We have not tested these on a grill so I am not 100% sure but I think these would be best if you made them, froze them, and then reheated them on a grill. If you put the raw patty on the grill, it may fall apart!

  6. Talley says:

    I made this yesterday and they may be the best veggie burgers I’ve ever had! So easy to make and I love to simple ingredients. I doubled the recipe and put the leftovers in the freezer, so I can report back when I eat them again how they held up. So delicious!!

  7. Christina says:

    What can I use if I do not have a food processor?

  8. Michelle says:

    Can I use a blender instead or just chopped everything finely, mash the beans separately and then bring them all together?

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