Biona Black Bean and Sweetcorn Burger with wholemeal bun on blue napkin

Biona Black Bean and Sweetcorn Burger

September 11, 2020

If you're looking for a veggie burger recipe you can use again and again, this one comes up trumps.

This Biona Black Bean and Sweetcorn Burger is packed full of nutrients (there's black beans and quinoa in there) and flavour and can be enjoyed for both lunch or dinner. It's a great one for BBQ season if you've a group of friends coming over or is a dinner you'll look forward to any night of the week. Check out the full recipe for this tasty Black Bean and Sweetcorn Burger below.

Looking for more Biona recipes? Check out their Hot & Smoky Beans on Toast recipe here!


  • 110g quinoa
  • 1 tsp Biona Organic Olive Oil
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Fine sea salt
  • 2 x 400g can Black Beans
  • 2 tbsp Biona Organic Tomato Puree
  • 1 large egg or flax egg (to make this vegan)
  • 1 can Biona Organic Sweetcorn
  • 15g chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 220g rolled oats, ground into crumbs



Place the quinoa in a small saucepan along with 1 cup of water. Bring the water to a boil then reduce heat to medium low and cover the pan. Cook for 10-15 minutes until the water is absorbed and quinoa is cooked. Remove from heat.


Heat the oil in a small sauté pan over medium heat and add the onion and garlic. Sauté until onions are softened, 5-6 minutes. Place the mixture in a large bowl. Add approximately 1½ cans of black beans to the bowl and using a potato masher or fork, mash all of the ingredients together until a pasty mixture forms.


Stir in the remaining beans along with the tomato paste, egg, corn, coriander, cumin and a pinch of salt. Stir in the cooked quinoa and ground oats until evenly distributed.


Form the mixture into 8 equal patties, compacting them well with your hands as you form them. Place the patties on a baking sheet, cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.


When ready to eat, preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray and place the patties on the sheet. Cook 10-12 minutes until the patties are golden brown and crispy, then carefully flip the over and cook another 10 minutes. Alternatively, you can pan fry the patties in a frying pan with a little olive oil. Serve the patties on wholegrain burger buns, lightly toasted and toppings of your choice.