Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Mayo

Want an easy, healthy, delicious meal to throw together? Put vegetarian black bean burgers on your menu this week. They’re quick to come together, full of vitamins and fiber and trust me, they’re delicious. This time I put them on onion rolls, but choose whatever type of roll or bun you prefer. Also, feel free to add your favorite greens (arugula?) and other burger toppings. Also, feel free to adjust the heat and spices to your own tastes…remember, play with your food and make it your own.

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Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise Recipe

First, make the chipotle mayo, so the flavors have time to come together

  • 2 chipotles in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise with olive oil

Mix ingredients together well in a small dish.

Now, onto the vegetarian black bean burgers:

  • 1 20.5 oz. can low-sodium black beans, rinsed, drained and dried of excess moisture (I drain mine and put them into a paper towel lined dish in the fridge, overnight. If you don’t have that much time, just make sure the beans are patted dry very well)
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced red pepper (I use roasted red peppers, to add a smoky flavor)
  • 1-2 scallions, whites and greens, chopped fine (mine from the garden were huge, so I only used one this time)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs

Preheat oven to 350º

Place the black beans in a medium-size bowl and, using a potato masher or fork, roughly mash the beans up. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

Form mixture into patties, then place on a pan that’s been lightly greased with olive oil. This batch I made just 3 huge burgers with but it will depend on how big you want them for the buns you’re using. These also make great sliders if you have the mini-buns.

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Bake for 12 minutes and then flip the burgers over and cook for another 12 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before placing on a bun with chipotle mayo and serve.

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Yes, those are some of my half-sour fermented pickles on the plate! So, if you were wanting a new Meatless Monday recipe to try, this is a great one. Beware the mayo though – it’s definitely got a kick to it.

7 thoughts on “Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Mayo

  1. I like this! I love chipotle, it’s so wonderfully smoky! Are the beans a bit bitter? I’ve recently put up a beet, feta and chipotle fritter recipe…I hope you’ll take a look x

    • Thank you, Deena! I don’t find the beans bitter, but the burgers are definitely “beany” so you have to like beans to begin with. 🙂 I will definitely check out your site – I love beets, feta cheese AND chipotle. :Thanks for stopping by!

    • I bet you can, Meg! They probably won’t fool anyone who doesn’t like beans or prefers meat, but we’re huge fans of these at my house.

    • Thanks, John! The onion rolls called out to me that day at the grocery, so I had to get them. I try to make a good variety of dinners, so that we stay healthy and also don’t get bored. 🙂

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