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Lisa S's Black Bean Burgers with Sofrito and Spicy Mojo Mayo


Lisa S's Black Bean Burgers with Sofrito and Spicy Mojo Mayo

This delicious black bean burger is a must-try recipe for vegetarians and vegans!


Dry Ingredients

  • ¼ cup ground chia seeds ground
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned oatmeal
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground oregano
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Sofrito Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ small sweet onion
  • ¼ green bell pepper
  • 8 sundried tomatoes, not in oil
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 - 15.5 ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • Olive oil for frying burgers (or grill over a medium fire)

Spicy Mojo Mayo Ingredients

  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • (seeds optional)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 small bunch of cilantro (trim off the thick stems)
  • ½ cup vegan mayo or your favorite mayo
  • 18 tsp. ground oregano
  • Pinch of ground cumin



  1. Grind chia seeds in a food processor until the consistency of coarse pepper. Put in a bowl.
  2. Add walnuts, oatmeal, cumin, oregano, sea salt, and pepper to a food processor. Pulse until coarsely ground. Add to bowl with chia seeds.
  3. Pulse all the sofrito ingredients in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Add to bowl with dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  4. Heat skillet over medium-low heat. Pour enough olive oil in a skillet to coat the bottom. Form patties and fry (or grill) for 4-5 minutes on each side.
  5. Make the spicy mayo. In a food processor, pulse jalapeno pepper, garlic clove, and a small bunch of cilantro until coarsely chopped, but not pureed.
  6. Transfer to a small bowl. Stir in the mayo, oregano, and cumin. Serve chilled with burgers.
  7. Serve on a toasted bun or lettuce leaves with your favorite burger toppings.
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