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black bean burger

Chipotle Black Bean Burger

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 23 minutes
  • Yield: 4 burgers 1x
  • Category: Burger
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan
  • Diet: Vegan


These chipotle black bean burgers are filled with poblano peppers and adobo sauce for a meatless burger that packs plenty of flavor!



For the Burger

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 scallion, finely chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 small poblano pepper, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 2 tablespoon chipotle mayo (recipe below)

Chipotle Mayo

  • 1/4 cup vegan mayo (I like “Just” mayo)
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce (if desired for extra spice)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a cast-iron skillet, over medium heat.
  2. Add the scallion, onion, pepper, and black beans and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add the garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Allow the mixture to cool slightly, then transfer to a food processor.
  5. Add the oats and 2 tablespoons of chipotle mayo to the bean mixture and pulse 4-5 times until the mixture is combined, but chunky. Do not overblend.
  6. Shape the mixture into 4 equal patties. Flatten so the burgers are approximately 1″ thick.
  7. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the cast iron skillet.
  8. Cook the burgers for 2 minutes on each side, or until the outside is crisp.
  9. Place each burger on a bun and top with chipotle mayo and any other desired burger toppings.