• Stefanie

    This was really good. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I have also tried your BBQ sandwich and sauce. I am eyeing your cookies next.

    Thanks again and keep up the good work.

  • Claire

    Hi Josh,

    These burgers are really good. Nice and spicy and the texture is perfect. I’ve also made the chocolate brownie cookies and the peanut butter cookies twice, both so good :)

    Thanks for posting such great recipes. You make it easier for the rest of us vegans out there :)

    Take care,

  • Amy

    Can the gluten and the ancho chili powder be left out of the recipe and it will still work? I have problems with gluten and not too fond of very spicy spices.

  • Bridgette

    These look wonderful! I’m going to make them tonight. I’ll let you know how they turn out for me.

    As a relatively new vegetarian trying very hard to go vegan(!), I’m finding I still have a lot to learn. I have done some research on the good and bad of soy, but I still find myself with many questions. So, I’m curious – can you tell me which products you stay away from to avoid isolated soy protein? I’m assuming it’s mostly tempeh and TVP, but not tofu?!?! Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!

  • Gary

    Best meat burger I’ve tasted. However, mine was a little chewy. Should I cooked it longer or cut down on the wheat gluten?

  • http://www.myvegancookbook.com/ My Vegan Cookbook

    The ancho chili powder could be left out. I’m not totally sure about the gluten. It would probably not hold together very well.

  • http://www.myvegancookbook.com/ My Vegan Cookbook

    It’s even difficult for me to find the hidden isolate. I just look on the package to make sure there is nothing that says isolated soy protein, soy protein concentrate or something similar, but even then it could go by a different name. Maybe someone has a list of all the names it goes by? Wiki gives some good info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soy_protein

  • austin

    i made these but they turned out crumbly and didnt cook all the way through and were dry on the top- i know that part of it is probably because they were uneven but i dont know what i did wrong…
    i used vital wheat gluten flour, could that have been part of the problem?

  • Ginger

    Hi Josh,
    I’m just new to your site. Everything looks absolutely wonderful. I’ve tried the sausage patties and the pumpkin pie so far. I’m just trying to find the time to try some of the other ones. But I have one question–have you heard about the controversy over canola oil? Is so, what do you think about it?
    Thanks for all your wonderful work–the pictures are awesome!!

  • http://www.myvegancookbook.com/ My Vegan Cookbook

    Sorry, they didn’t turn out. I’ve made these a dozen times so I know they do work. Did you chop half of the corn and beans? This might of been your problem. The vital wheat gluten flour is the correct ingredient. Also, be sure to keep them covered and to flip them half way through.

  • http://www.myvegancookbook.com/ My Vegan Cookbook

    Yes, I’ve heard a lot of things about canola oil. Lately I’ve been trying to use olive oil most of the time and use canola oil when taste would make a difference.

  • Ginger

    Is wheat gluten and vital wheat gluten the same thing?

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    Yes, they’re the same thing.

  • Ginger

    How about gluten flour, is it the same as vital wheat gluten? And have you ever tried to make vegan hot dogs?

  • http://www.myvegancookbook.com/ My Vegan Cookbook

    I’m not exactly sure. I would only use the vital wheat gluten.

  • Ginger

    I finally found the time to make these. They were delicious. I did cook them longer than the 5 minutes on each side. They just didn’t look like they were done. But they are a “keeper” for sure!

  • Tiffany

    I loved these! Even my husband loved them, which is saying a lot as he usually is biased against any vegan recipes! My kids enjoyed them as well. Thanks for the delicious recipes, keep ‘em coming!

  • molly

    the BEST EVER veggie burgers. I’ve made them a few times now…and have added quinoa. I also have to cook longer than 10 minutes.
    Works better on a stoneware baking sheet too!

  • Tom

    Tofu can be used in place of wheat gluten in recipes as it also has a binding quality. Sarah Kramer talks about it in La Dolce Vegan. I’m eager to try these.

  • Mariella Kruger

    I just made this recipe. I didn’t have the Ancho chili powder or the coriander, but they turned out WONDERFUL! So easy and they formed great, baked great, can’t say anything negative about them. I’m going to make up a big batch and freeze them for a good convenience food. I’m a new vegan, only a week old!, and I wasn’t a vegetarian before that. Oh, and I’m allergic to soy. So this site is a great resource for me. Thanks, Josh!

  • sandra

    omg, this was awesome! I served them with fresh guacamole. Delish. Where has this blog been all my life?

  • Ginger

    What does the balsamic vinegar do? Is there a substitute for it?

  • http://www.lavoro.etsy.com Shelly Hawes-Smith

    I made these this morning. I cut the gluten in half and subbed in whole wheat bread crumbs but only becasue I’m not a fan of how ‘meaty’ gluten can make things so I like to cut back on it. I also added in 1 TBSP of water when I was mixing it to get it to hold together a little better. They are very good.

  • Angela

    Totally tasty, flavor burgers. They just finished cooking and I can’t wait to have my family try them. Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

  • Hemlock Tea

    I wanted to say that this is the best vegan patty I have ever tasted, either homemade or store-bought. I made a double batch (but otherwise made it exactly as directed) and I’ve eaten it every day for a week and a half (I heat it up in a pan and let it cook for several seconds on each side until browned and heated through). I’m about to run to the store to get more black beans to make it again. I’m going to try freezing some. Thanks so much for this recipe!

  • Amy

    This black bean burger recipe is my favorite vegan burger of ALL time! And it’s simple enough to make even for a person like me who is not very talented in the kitchen. I think you should sell this recipe to a restaurant!!!! I’ve sent the link to the recipe to numerous friends, vegan or not, and they all have loved it!!! :) I also like to add fresh chopped jalapeno to add a little kick!