Easy Grillable Sweet and Spicy Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Mango Habanero Cream

Raise the bar this summer with these easy grillable sweet and spicy vegan black bean burgers! Paired with mango habanero cream for an added burst of flavor.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword spicy burger recipe, vegan burger
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 402 kcal
Author Sophia DeSantis


  • 1/2 cup uncooked farro (makes 1 cup cooked)
  • 1/2 cup cooked black beans (a little less than half a can)
  • 1/4 cup cooked red potato (see note)
  • 1/4 cup Mango Habanero Salsa , I use the La Victoria brand (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons cornmeal , you can also use brown rice flour (see note)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt , optional
  • 4 burger buns (can even use a lettuce wrap if you're watching carbs)

Optional toppings (but highly recommended):

  • Mango Habanero Salsa , I use the La Victoria brand
  • Mango Habanero Cream (recipe below)

Crunchy Avocado Slaw:

  • 2 cups cabbage
  • 1/2 cup avocado
  • sea salt , to taste

Mango Habanero Cream:

  • 1 cup raw cashews (see note)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup Mango Habanero Salsa , I use the La Victoria brand
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
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  1. Make sure beans and potato are cooked. I cooked the potato in the microwave but the oven would work too. Just don’t boil because that brings in too much moisture.

  2. Cook farro according to package directions.
  3. While farro is cooking, make avocado slaw by mashing avocado and mixing well with cabbage and salt.

Make mango habanero cream.

  1. Put all ingredients (except 1/4 cup salsa) into a blender and puree until smooth. Add in the extra 1/4 cup and pulse in for a chunky addition.

  2. Once farro is done cooking, add to food processor and pulse until chopped a bit.
  3. Add beans, potato, salsa, and cornmeal/brown rice flour and pulse again until chunky. You don’t want this too pureed or it will turn into a dip. 

  4. Transfer to a mixing bowl, taste and add salt if needed. Mix salt in using your hands.
  5. Put mixture into the fridge for at least 20 minutes, an hour is best. Making this the night before and letting it sit is even better. This helps all flavors marinate and combine into a more flavorful burger.

  6. Once mixture is ready, shape into 4 patties. Using an indoor or outdoor grill on medium high, grill on each side for 20 minutes. You can also bake these on parchment lined cookie sheet on 375°F (190°C) for 15-20 minutes on each side.

  7. Build burgers with all preferred toppings. All of them are highly recommended for the optimum summer burger!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Easy Grillable Sweet and Spicy Vegan Black Bean Burgers with Mango Habanero Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 402 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 812mg34%
Potassium 538mg15%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 10g40%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Vitamin C 26.4mg32%
Calcium 109mg11%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.