Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

Meatless Monday! By total accident.

Chipotle Black Bean Burger / Bev Cooks

Before we begin, I’d like to point out my jankidy jank pregnant woman avocado slices. Rugged, jagged, burning rebels in their own form. I didn’t even care to make them pretty. But you know what? My feet and legs and back and pancreas hurts, so we get James Dean avocado slices. And I’m okay with that.

Speaking of, we bought a new car! A super fly 2014 Subaru Outback. It’s sooo pimp. Has a moonroof (do you know the difference between a sunroof and a moonroof? I got learnt this weekend), that rear view camera thing that lets you see how close you are hitting a squirrel and scoring 50 points, a nice stereo system, and all kinds of other dudely things that I can’t describe. Or pronounce. It’s freaking sweet. And I’m totally nervous to drive it. Sadly the first trip I’m taking in it today is to the vet with my sick dog. But that’s another story.

Gah, this post is all over the place.

Black bean burgers!

What makes these extra spreshull is the dollop or 40 of chipotle spread I added. Nothing I made from scratch, just a jar of sandwich spread I add to little things here and there for pizazz and jazz hands. Pijazz hands?

Chipotle Black Bean Burger / Bev Cooks  Chipotle Black Bean Burger / Bev Cooks

Oh gosh how did that get there? Oops. My apologies.

Chipotle Black Bean Burger / Bev Cooks

Another bonus, these are baked. Baked in the oven with melty pepper jack cheese all over the place.

AND, I didn’t even talk about the corn, the SMOKED chopped almonds and the cee-lan-tro. Hot diggidy  . . . burger.

Chipotle Black Bean Burger / Bev Cooks

James Dean burgers. I can do this.

Chipotle Black Bean Burgers:

What it took for 4 burgers:

* 1 (14.5 oz) can of black beans, drained and rinsed
* 2 Tbs. minced white onion
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 1/4 cup smoked chopped almonds
* 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
* 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
* 4 Tbs. jarred chipotle spread, divided
* 1 egg
* 4 sliced pepper jack cheese
* 4 onion buns, split and lightly toasted
* mixed greens
* sliced avocado
* coarse salt, to taste
* lime wedges, for serving

Preheat oven to 425.

In a large bowl, add the beans and lightly mash with a fork. Add the onions, garlic, almonds, corn, cilantro, 2 Tbs. chipotle spread, egg and a small pinch of coarse salt. Mix to combine.

Using your hands, equally form the mixture into 4 patties. Arrange on a lightly oiled baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Carefully flip, add the cheese and bake for 8 to 10 more.

Spread the remaining chipotle spread on the bottom of each toasted bun and serve with greens, avocado slices and fresh lime wedges!

Chipotle Black Bean Burger / Bev Cooks

Saddle up.

94 Responses to Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

  1. Kevin @ Closet Cooking November 4, 2013 at 8:05 am #
    These sound so good!
    • Ankita February 10, 2015 at 10:42 pm #
      Lemme just say these burgers are worth a review. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
  2. Ali @ Inspiralized November 4, 2013 at 8:07 am #
    These look like the best black bean burgers ever. Sometimes they're too dry, but these clearly look juicy and amazing! Love the additional of the cheese, too. Yum!
  3. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl November 4, 2013 at 8:21 am #
    This is going to be one perfect dinner!
  4. Tieghan November 4, 2013 at 8:31 am #
    Freaking love these!! And you! Perfect burger!
  5. Liz (@Leave a happy plate) November 4, 2013 at 9:02 am #
    Bev, those look sooooo good! Can't wait to try 'em!
  6. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar November 4, 2013 at 9:45 am #
    Dang, girl, this looks fab!! I love a good, thick, burger!
  7. Marie @ Little Kitchie November 4, 2013 at 10:02 am #
    These look totally incredible!! I'm a huge black bean burger fan, and this one sounds MAJOR.
  8. Meagan November 4, 2013 at 10:47 am #
    These do look like EVERYTHING. Majorly perfect for a meatless Monday. Hope your doggie is feeling better, Bev!
  9. Megan {country cleaver} November 4, 2013 at 12:46 pm #
    I'm still patiently awaiting the name of the new Subbie! Remember, Huuubbie is taken!! I'll wait don't worry - just give me one of these to hold me over until you think of one....
  10. JulieD November 4, 2013 at 2:56 pm #
    I love black bean burgers...these sound and look amazing!
  11. Ruthy @ Omeletta November 4, 2013 at 3:21 pm #
    The greatest photo is the one of your belly and the burgers underneath. Loved it.
  12. Anna November 4, 2013 at 6:44 pm #
    What is the name of the chipotle spread you use? Thanks
    • Bev Weidner November 5, 2013 at 7:12 am #
      It's Hidden Valley - just says Spicy Chipotle Pepper sandwich spread on the jar!
  13. Erin L November 5, 2013 at 6:19 am #
    So sorry to hear that your dog is sick!! It's hard to think about anything else when your first born isn't well. Good luck to you & her.
  14. Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion November 5, 2013 at 7:20 am #
    I have wanted to try a meatless burger since, forever. This one looks like a good place to start!
  15. Kari@Loaves n Dishes November 5, 2013 at 8:39 pm #
    A burger should be rugged, if it's pretty I'm suspicious. These look perfect, and I love the smoked almonds!
  16. DeLallo Foods November 6, 2013 at 10:04 am #
    These look delicious!
  17. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain November 6, 2013 at 2:17 pm #
    You are so flipping adorable! Love these burgers, Bev!
  18. Aggie November 7, 2013 at 3:17 am #
    Gosh these really look great. I'm so glad you baked them, I always mess up bean burgers on grill or skillet, these look more "stable" - and totally delicious! Love the baby bump photo bomb!! Hope you're feeling good!
  19. ATasteOfMadness November 9, 2013 at 3:12 pm #
    These burgers sound SO good! Anything chipotle gets my attention, yum!
  20. Sarah | The Cyclist's Wife November 11, 2013 at 5:16 pm #
    Congrats on the Outback! We got one last year to replace our old one. It is sweet! Don't be scurred. If you parallel park like me you will feel awesome with your back up camera assistance!
  21. Nutmeg Nanny November 11, 2013 at 9:51 pm #
    Oh man, these burgers look incredible :) I really enjoy a good black bean burger, and these look full of flavor!
  22. Andrea Stamm November 12, 2013 at 6:17 pm #
    This were so good! And so adaptable too! I made a double batch and froze some of the patties for quick weeknight dinners.
    • Heather February 6, 2014 at 6:09 am #
      Did you freeze before or after baking?
  23. Priti November 13, 2013 at 1:58 pm #
    Love all your veggie recipes so much and can't wait to try this one! Quick question... I know that the chipotle spread is key but would there be any substitute? Or perhaps I could include various spices instead? Love that this is less in sodium with no bread crumbs too!
    • Bev Weidner November 13, 2013 at 5:25 pm #
      Hi, Priti! Good question. If you want to mix together a little mayo with some cayenne pepper, that would be a good sub! The spread acts as a binder, and I really like the heat and flavor. So yes, try the mayo/caynenne mix and let me know how it goes!
  24. Kristin November 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm #
    Beautiful! Pinned! K-
  25. Jill January 20, 2014 at 5:18 pm #
    Have you tried freezing them?? wondering how they would hold up!
  26. Leigha @ Minougirl February 7, 2014 at 8:57 pm #
    Based my black bean burgers off of these - FABULOUS! Here is what I made! :)
  27. Priya February 17, 2014 at 9:07 pm #
    These were amazing. I used naan pockets instead of buns, that helped keep the bean burgers together for me :)
    • Deb April 2, 2018 at 11:32 am #
      Great idea
  28. nIKKI March 7, 2014 at 11:28 am #
    Do you have the nutrition facts for these?!
  29. June B. April 2, 2014 at 2:35 pm #
    These are great....modified the recipe a little and used: black beans, a banana, onion, red pepper, chopped up almonds, chopped oats, spinach, a teeny bit of lime, siracha, crushed red pepper, one egg, parmesan
    • Anonymous February 26, 2019 at 10:25 am #
      Not modifying that’s changing
  30. Sandhya August 14, 2014 at 9:17 am #
    These burgers look great! I am going to definitely make them tonight! Sandhya at Indfused
  31. Amanda Clarke September 11, 2014 at 12:40 pm #
    I want to make these so bad for my mother-in-law but she is allergic to almonds!!! Will they still work without them or can I substitute for something else?
  32. beth October 8, 2014 at 9:56 am #
    Could I leave the almonds out or is there a non nut substitute I could use do you think? Thank you!
    • Bev Weidner October 8, 2014 at 1:32 pm #
      You could leave them out all together if you're allergic to nuts. It will be just fine!
  33. donna October 19, 2014 at 9:10 pm #
    I made these and they were yummy, but I couldn't find chipotle spread, so I used chipotle peppers and they were very crumbly. Any suggestions to keep them together better? Thanks!
    • Bev Weidner October 20, 2014 at 10:43 am #
      Oh shoot! I think what I would do next time is to puree the chipotle peppers with either mayo or yogurt to make a spread. That should help keep it all together!
      • donna October 21, 2014 at 10:23 pm #
        Thanks. I will try that next time. They were delicious :)
  34. Kirstan April 27, 2015 at 3:10 pm #
    What are the calories in these, as well as the grams of fat, protein, and carbs? These look so good!
    • Bev Weidner April 27, 2015 at 3:53 pm #
      I'm not sure! I know there are calculators out there that figure out all that info. Sorry I'm not more help!
  35. Liz May 4, 2015 at 6:37 pm #
    I don't eat too much healthy stuff, so I'm trying to find ways to incorporate better foods into my diet and enjoy it - these burgers help! They're really tasty, and super easy to make. I used a chipotle hummus for the spread (accidentally, but it worked out well). I also don't like almonds much, so I added chickpeas as a substitute, which tasted good.
  36. Lisa August 4, 2015 at 12:48 pm #
    Can you opt out of the almonds and substitute it for something else?
    • Bev Weidner August 5, 2015 at 9:40 am #
      Sure! Are you allergic to nuts? If not, peanuts or walnuts would be just fine! If nuts are a no, them just leave them out, and you'll be good!
  37. Kelsey February 20, 2016 at 7:50 pm #
    I came across your recipe a few months ago and these black bean burgers have since been a staple in my house! We typically serve them without the bun and with a side salad. So good!
  38. Susan M Grimes January 28, 2017 at 5:51 pm #
    These are amazing! I make them at least once a week!Thank you So much!
  39. Stacie Barton July 16, 2018 at 5:47 pm #
    Any tips on flipping these?? I totally destroyed mine once it came time to flip.
  40. Amanda July 17, 2018 at 8:05 pm #
    I've made these numerous times over the past 4+ years and loooove them - they are definitely in the regular rotation, especially in summer where I just feel like they hit the spot! I make the chipotle spread using the recipe below b/c it's easy (pretty much always have mayo and the necessary spices on hand, and it makes one less thing to buy!) One thing I would say is that these don't really stick together in a patty. You have to be really careful when flipping them, and there's no point in trying to form them in a patty by hand before putting on the baking sheet. I just scoop some out with a spoon and mush it with the spoon into a patty shape. Chipotle spread recipe:
  41. Mary K Ceverha August 22, 2018 at 1:02 pm #
    What is chipotle spread??? Thanks!
  42. Kara Mathys @Wellnessgrit March 13, 2019 at 11:14 am #
    These chipotle black bean burgers look so zesty and tasty! Absolutely love your creative idea! Thanks for sharing!
  43. Rimmy August 5, 2019 at 9:05 pm #
    look so delisous!!!! I will try it.
  44. Susan Dubose August 25, 2019 at 8:32 pm #
    Chipotle and black beans are such a match made in heaven!
  45. Richard Tunner August 25, 2019 at 9:17 pm #
    I made these for the first time this morning! They were very, very moist but very tasty!!
  46. Mike September 3, 2019 at 12:08 pm #
    The chipotles are a great touch to my black bean burgers.
  47. Anthony Allen September 5, 2019 at 8:54 pm #
    I made the Black Bean Burgers last night for dinner. They taste wonderful and my son enjoyed them very much. I will make this dish again.
  48. Whits@amusebouche October 30, 2019 at 8:13 pm #
    Mmmmm what a wonderful combo black beans with ground chipotle. I could eat these burgers every day!!
  49. Sophie Anderson November 11, 2019 at 8:08 pm #
    I made these for the first time this morning! They were very, very moist but very tasty!!
  50. Malissa November 12, 2019 at 7:44 pm #
    Mmmmm what a wonderful combo black beans with ground chipotle. I could eat these burgers every day!!
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    Hi Bev, Making your CHIPOTLE BLACK BEAN BURGERS looks like require not a lot of ingredients but will help someone making a mouthwatering delicious burger.
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