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Black Bean Burger

You won't even miss meat
Black Bean Burger
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These delicious vegetarian black bean burger patties get a nice smoky flavor (even if you can’t cook them outdoors on a charcoal grill) thanks to the ground chipotle powder. 

Ready in
15 m
5 m
(prepare time)
10 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans seasoned black beans
  • 1 Cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ small onion, diced very small
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ Cup corn kernels
  • ½ Teaspoon chipotle powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 egg
  • Canola oil, for grilling
  • 4 slices jack cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted
  • Lettuce, for serving
  • Sliced tomato, for serving
  • Sliced red onion, for serving


Step 1: Drain 2 cans of seasoned beans but do not rinse them. Add 1 cup bread crumbs, 1/2 diced onion, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1/2 cup corn, 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder, salt and pepper to taste, and 1 egg to the beans and then mix with your hands, squishing some of the beans as you go to form a chunky paste.

Step 2: Form the black bean mixture into 4 burger patties.

Step 3: Heat your grill to medium heat and brush each of the black bean burger patties with canola oil to prevent sticking. Cook the patties until heated through, about 5 minutes per side.

Step 4: Then, place 1 slice of cheese onto each patty and cook for 2 minutes more, or until the cheese is melted.

Step 5: Serve the black bean burgers on the toasted buns, topped with lettuce, tomato, and red onion, to taste.