The New Veganism: Black Bean and Corn Veggie Burgers


All photos by James Ransom for Food52.

In spite of the fact that DC is still nice and warm, the air is drying out, and you can almost smell a whiff of autumn in the breeze. Fall is my favorite season by far, so I always look forward to this transition, even if a small part of me knows that I’ll soon miss berry season and sundresses.

Fortunately, there’s still plenty of time both for grilling and for sweet corn, and those two things meet harmoniously in the veggie burger I’m sharing today in the New Veganism at Food52. This is a black bean and corn burger, and it’s a hit in the Food52 test kitchen.

This is the second vegan burger I’ve shared in the New Veganism; the first was my quinoa and zucchini burger (which I also love). This recipe is a little spicier and a little more grill-friendly. It evolved out of a hurry up vegan recipe I shared–gosh, two (!) summers ago. The flavors work really nicely together, and of course, you can modify the spice mix as desired.


These burgers are great on sprouted grain buns, over salad, or with a grilled veggie plate. Give them a spin–I hope you enjoy them! You can head over to Food52 for the recipe.


I’ll be back tomorrow with a tasty, easy, and portable snack.


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Categories: Vegan Basics
Ingredients: Black Beans
Dietary Preferences: Soy Free, Vegan
Recipe Features: Meal Prep

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  1. Gena – these are GENIUS!! Best veggie burger recipe I’ve come across ever. I made them, and gave some to a vegetarian friend, who declared them ‘too much like the real thing’ !

  2. Thanks so much for the recipe! I made these with red pepper instead of onion and used a version of your mango salsa with avocado as toppings, delicious!

  3. This was awesome… my family of 5 devoured it! Even my super-picky 3 yr old son ate it and then the next day at lunch he asked if there was any more burger like the ones we’d had last night. That is an amazing feat Gena! You’re recipe was truly a hit at our house. Thanks so much. 🙂

  4. This is the perfect burger to eat while grilling out! Which is your favorite veggie burger?

  5. Thank you Gena for your inspiring blog and wonderful recipes.

    I made these burgers last night and grilled them. They were absolutely delicious. I have attempted homemade veggie burgers in the past and they were always a mushy disappointment. These were the best I’ve ever made. Even my veggie burger phobic husband conceded that they smelled really good and might even try one sometime.

    Thanks again!!!

  6. Yum, this seems like fall food to me 🙂 Love the last pic, I can’t wait to try it.

  7. Looks great! I’m thinking about the sauces that could go well with this…because I am addicted to sauces.

  8. It looks delicious and your photos on Food 52 are supergorgeous! Many thanks!

  9. I was just thinking today that I needed a new burger recipe!
    (And I’m also going to miss sundresses so much! Ugh I hate pants.)

  10. Sounds like a really good veggie burger! Really need to try it on the grill before the weather turns really rainy here again (which sadly is already beginning to happen)