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chipotle black bean veggie burger

Chipotle Black Bean Burger

Andrea Toole
This black bean burger recipe is delicious, hearty, and will make you never want to eat frozen veggie patties ever again! 
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 burger patties


  • 1/4 cup small diced yellow onion
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup diced crimini mushrooms
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper, small diced
  • Drizzle olive oil
  • 19 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 egg whisked
  • 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • Pinch salt & pepper
  • 1-3 peppers from a can of chipotles in adobo sauce, diced I used 3, use less if you prefer less spice.
  • 1/3-1/2 cup oat flour (Plus more if needed for consisteny, see notes) Or panko breadcrumbs if not gluten-free.


  • Start by preparing the onion, garlic, bell pepper and mushrooms. Drizzle a medium frying pan with olive oil and cook the veggies over medium heat for 3-4 minutes until softened. Set aside to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • To a medium bowl, add the drained and rinsed black beans, the whisked egg, apple cider vinegar, BBQ sauce, spices, salt & pepper and chopped chipotle peppers. With a potato masher, mash the mixture until the black beans are mostly broken down and mixed with the other ingredients. Alternately, you can blend the mixture in a food processor.
  • Once mashed, mix in the cooled veggies and oat flour. Allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes to thicken up.
  • Scoop approximately 1/3 cup of mixture and form into pucks with your hands. Place it on the parchment lined baking sheet and gently press down on top to flatten them slightly. The mixture will be very wet, but one formed, the patties should hold their shape on the baking pan. If not, add more oatflour as needed to get a thicker consistency.
  • Repeat with the remaining mixture, you should get 6 patties.
  • Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for 15 minutes. Remove and flip the patties and bake for another 10 minutes.
  • They should be slightly golden brown and crispy on the outside. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Serve with burger buns and desired toppings, enjoy!


Adjust the spice level by adding more or less chipotles in adobo. 
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Serve reheated with a burger bun and desired toppings!
Keyword black bean burger, plant based meals, vegetarian burger, veggie burger