Black Bean Sliders

Black Bean Sliders

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Salsa & spice give these meatless sliders a BIG kick of flavor.

Salsa & spice add a ton of flavor to these little Black Bean Sliders. Load them up with your favorite toppings, like guacamole and sour cream and you have a fiesta in the making!

Salsa & spice give these Black Bean sliders a BIG kick of flavor. Allergy-friendly

First of all, I must confess that I didn’t get these to you when I intended.  But life gets busy and between 3 kids, being a pastor’s wife, and building 2 businesses, it’s a good day when I put food on the table! If it was just me fending for myself,  I’d be living on fruits & veggies, chia seed bowls, homemade ramen soup and probably SunButter sandwiches.  Alas, I do have a family to cook for, so I need to be more creative but the recipes need to be quick!

How many of you know what I’m talking about?  When the kids are little, you’re just thankful you can take a shower during nap time. Then you think you’ll have more time when they reach school, but then there is drop off & pick-up with a lot of parties & school functions in between.  I haven’t even gotten to sports or activities AFTER school.  But High School will be easier, right?  That’s what I thought but was so very wrong.

Salsa & spice give these Black Bean sliders a BIG kick of flavor. Allergy-friendly

The point in my “overshare” is NOT to compound the feeling of hopelessness, but to let you know that all those things happen so quickly and honestly in a blink, your kid will be graduating high school (May 11th y’all!!!!!).  So, let’s enjoy the time we do have with them, let’s take some stress out of meal-time and make it easy! That’s what these Black Bean Sliders are….EASY PEASY 🙂

Salsa & spice give these Black Bean sliders a BIG kick of flavor. Allergy-friendly

These black bean sliders are my new favorite burger.  The bean patty itself if loaded with 2 types of beans (black & navy), spicy salsa then bound together with flax meal and gluten-free crushed tortillas. Then, we topped off these babies with sliced tomatoes, red onion, guacamole, sour cream and lettuce.  Throw on some jalapeno and cheese and it’s a fiesta in your mouth!

I’ve made similar black bean patties before, but never as a slider!  Boy, was I missing out!  A batch of these are perfect for family dinner, birthday parties, get-togethers and game-day.   The leftovers (if you have any) keep really well in the refrigerator, and pack perfectly for next day lunches, or as a quick snack.

Salsa & spice give these Black Bean sliders a BIG kick of flavor. Allergy-friendly

So do you need an easy dinner to add to the weekday mix?  Are you tired of rushing home and trying to figure out what to make that’s delicious and won’t take hours to put together?


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Salsa & spice give these meatless sliders a BIG kick of flavor.

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Black Bean Sliders




Yield 10-12 sliders

Salsa & Spice give these meatless sliders a ton of flavor which make it the perfect addition to your next dinner or get-together.


1/2 cup spicy salsa (as hot as you can handle)

1- 15oz cans of black beans, drained

1- 15oz can of navy beans, liquid reserved for aquafaba recipes

1 cup crushed gluten-free tortilla chips

1/2 cup red onion, finely diced

1 flax egg (1.5 TB flax meal + 3 TB liquid from salsa)

3 tablespoon vegan mayo (Vegenaise or Just Mayo)

4 teaspoon chili powder

3 teaspoons cumin

3/4 teaspoon sea salt

3 tablespoon olive oil

mini slider buns

Topping Options:


sour cream

mustard, ketchup

tomato slices

lettuce or spinach leaves

sliced onion



Place fine mesh strainer over a small bowl.  Pour salsa inside strainer and gently push down to remove extra liquid.  Place salsa in a larger bowl.

Make your flax egg using the liquid from salsa.  If you need any additional liquid, just make up the difference with water. Set aside.

Add beans to salsa and mash until no whole beans remain (or toss in processor and pulse a few times).  Toss in tortilla chips, onion, mayo, chili, cumin, salt, and flax egg.  Mix until incorporated and let stand 5-10 minutes as you get your griddle hot.

Drizzle griddle or non-stick skillet with oil and heat on medium high. Reduce to medium. Form bean mix into small burgers using an ice cream scoop, place on heated griddle then gently press down to form burger shape.  Cook 3-4 minutes per side, until lightly browned and heather through.

Repeat until all burgers are done.

Serve on small slider buns and top with guacamole, sliced tomatoes, greens, onions and sour cream.


  • The recipe itself if GF, however, be sure to use GF buns to keep it safe. 
  • Keep those broken pieces from the bottom of your tortilla chips in a little baggie. Crush them and use those for the crumbs. 

Courses Dinner

Cuisine vegan, nut-free, gf option

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  • Agness of Run Agness Run
    Posted at 11:02h, 08 February Reply

    This sounds like a perfect recipe for my next burger, Nicole. Can’t wait to taste it!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 22:36h, 08 February Reply

      Thanks so much. This beats any frozen vegan burger or dry restaurant burger. Hope you get to try it soon.

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    Posted at 13:12h, 08 February Reply

    Homemade veggies burgers are such a staple!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 22:36h, 08 February Reply

      They really are, although weeks go by and I forget to make them. Gotta change that 🙂

  • Kortney
    Posted at 13:18h, 08 February Reply

    Love a good to go bean burger! These look like an absolute staple for weeknight meals.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 22:37h, 08 February Reply

      Oh yes! They are also adorable for the littles or any type of large get-together.

  • Hauke Fox
    Posted at 13:50h, 08 February Reply

    Excellent photo with the three burgers in the boat, Nicole! Makes me wanna eat all three of them. Even better that black bean burgers have been on my list for ages!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 22:31h, 08 February Reply

      Aww, thanks Haute! I must confess that I did eat all 3 of them, so you wouldn’t be alone, lol.

  • Becky Striepe
    Posted at 14:47h, 08 February Reply

    Oh these look so good!!

  • Alexa @ Flo & Grace
    Posted at 15:19h, 08 February Reply

    Nicole, this recipe is dynamite! I will take corn chips in anything and love the use of them in this recipe. Can you believe I have never made a bean burger?! I think you’ve convinced me!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 22:28h, 08 February Reply

      Really? Never made a black bean burger? Oh, well I’m glad I convinced you! And if you love corn chips (I could eat them all the time too) then you’d totally love this burger.

  • Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    Posted at 15:21h, 08 February Reply

    Oh, I love a good black bean burger. These look super flavorful!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 22:26h, 08 February Reply

      They really are! If you like them spicier, then use HOT salsa. I actually mixed spicy red & a green verde together in 1 batch and that still turned out awesome. So versatile.

  • Dianne's Vegan Kitchen
    Posted at 16:03h, 08 February Reply

    These little burgers are so cute! And they look so yummy!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 22:24h, 08 February Reply

      Almost too cute to eat….nah! I’d eat them all 🙂

  • Mary Ellen @ VNutrition
    Posted at 16:11h, 08 February Reply

    These look so tasty! I love that you added tortilla chips! Totally trying these soon!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 22:24h, 08 February Reply

      Everytime someone goes to throw the broken pieces away, I feel like a hoarder (lol) but it’s totally worth it so you don’t have to buy crumbs.

  • Jenn
    Posted at 19:31h, 08 February Reply

    Girl, I totally hear ya on the life is busy stuff! Dinner that isn’t leftovers is a total win! 🙂 I make Black Bean Salsa Burgers too, so I know I would love these! A family fave!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 22:23h, 08 February Reply

      Glad I’m not the only one! Crazy that we blog about food and yet still have a hard time getting it on the table at times 🙂 But yes, I am all about easy and I’d love to hear how you make your burgers, bet they are fabulous.

  • Lindsay Cotter
    Posted at 07:09h, 09 February Reply

    I am ready for this party of flavors to happen in my mouth! These black bean sliders look ahhmazing!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 14:21h, 12 February Reply

      Thank you Lindsay! I hope you enjoy the party ;0

  • Sharon @What The Fork
    Posted at 15:00h, 09 February Reply

    Bean burgers are the best! My husband would definitely go for this recipe so I’ll be sharing ASAP!!

  • Dreena
    Posted at 18:16h, 10 February Reply

    ooooh, these look spectacular, Nicole! and yep, 3 kiddos = madness! I too can eat much more simply than the fam. Who knew we’d have to feed ’em so much?? 😉

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 14:18h, 12 February Reply

      Yes, they do require a TON of food (lol) so I love having some easy, inexpensive & yummy recipes like this one. Every night can’t be “cereal night” 😉

  • Linda @ Veganosity
    Posted at 09:07h, 11 February Reply

    How do you do it all, and when do you sleep?! Amazing! I love a good bean burger, and these cute sliders look delicious.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 14:11h, 12 February Reply

      I could totally say the same, especially with all the running and training you do. But I actually have to set a timer on my phone to go to sleep or else, I stay up way too late 😉

  • Alisa Fleming
    Posted at 10:45h, 11 February Reply

    Those do look DELISH! I love that you used tortilla chips in them. I forget that as an option for breadcrumbs – so easy, inexpensive, and something my husband can eat!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 14:10h, 12 February Reply

      My husband always wants to throw out the crumbs but I don’t think he realized how I use them until he saw me making this recipe. They do work perfect for recipes that you need to add bread crumbs for sure.

  • Ceara
    Posted at 11:51h, 11 February Reply

    These black bean sliders sound terrific! Such a family friendly meal.

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 14:06h, 12 February Reply

      Oh yes! Hubby & kids all love them, so it’s a perfect option for putting a quick and tasty meal together.

  • The Vegan 8
    Posted at 13:26h, 11 February Reply

    I LOVE black bean burgers and as sliders, these look amazing! So perfect to entertain with! I make mine with salsa as well, so good!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 14:05h, 12 February Reply

      Oh awesome! What type of salsa do you use? I could seriously use the hottest one I found, but I don’t think the kids would like that 🙂

  • Manju | Cooking Curries
    Posted at 04:39h, 13 February Reply

    I love black bean in everything, especially burgers! Looks very very delicious.

  • Vegan Heaven
    Posted at 10:06h, 13 February Reply

    Yummy! These look so delicious, Nicole! I absolutely LOVE black bean burgers. 🙂

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 10:48h, 15 February Reply

      Thanks Sina. Who needs beef when there are black beans, right?

  • Uma Srinivas
    Posted at 11:47h, 13 February Reply

    Black beans are super food. Your burger looks delicious:)

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 10:46h, 15 February Reply

      Yes, I love black beans! They just are so good .

  • Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite
    Posted at 00:34h, 14 February Reply

    Well, it’s quite clear I like burgers. And black bean is one of my faves! I love your little signs. SO cute!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 10:37h, 15 February Reply

      Thank you Sophia! Yes, you have some awesome burgers on your blog for sure! I always know where to go when I want change it up

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