If push came to shove and I was forced to choose my favourite recipe on my blog, this Chipotle Black Bean Burger would be my pick. Really satisfying, fairly healthy, meat free, and just an awesome burger. I have made this for so many people and I get a resounding double thumbs up every time.

I get asked frequently for quick, healthy, weeknight meal recipes. Well here is one of my family’s go-to weeknight meals that we just love. You are gonna wanna give this one a try. Be sure to watch the video to see all of the steps of making this amazing burger.

“I could eat this every day”

— My Brother-in-law, who is a big meat eater.

Chipotle Black Bean Burger

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Ready in 25 minutes
Servings 4 burgers
Course Main Course


Black Bean Burgers

  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 chipotle pepper, chopped + 1 tbsp adobo sauce from can
  • 2 tbsp chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup diced red pepper or shredded carrot
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tbsp rice flour (any flour works)

Chipotle Mayo

  • 1 cup store bought mayo
  • 2 canned chipotle peppers, diced
  • juice of half a lime
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch salt

Add ons

  • 4 burger buns
  • sliced tomatoes
  • sliced red onions
  • boston lettuce


  • This is one of my favourite things to eat. I'm Excited for you! First things first – add the black beans into a bowl and mash with a fork. You don't want to over mash and turn this into a paste, so don't worry if there are full black beans, that adds texture.
  • Next, add in the garlic, onion, red peppers, lime zest, spices, egg, cilantro, green onions, and rice flour. Mix together and then form into burgers. I like to use a circle ring mold, but hand-formed patties work great too. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes to allow to cool slightly.
  • While the burgers are chilling in the fridge, let's kick on to the chipotle mayo. Grab a bowl and toss together the mayo, chipotle peppers, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, and salt. Mix and set aside. This stuff is CRAZY good and will keep in the fridge for 10 days.
  • Place a lightly oiled pan over medium-high heat and when hot place the burgers onto the pan. Sear both sides of the burger until brown and crispy, about 4-5 mins per side.
  • Now it's time to build the burger and enjoy!!!

Andy’s Notes

Chipotle Mayo – Your New Secret Weapon!

This Chipotle mayo is up there in my ‘favourite secret weapon’ things to make. If I want to impress someone, I’ll whip this recipe out – it’s perfect for burgers, tacos, nachos…really anything. The key is to buy canned Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce. Really tasty. Smokey, spicy, just so craveable.
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Keyword black bean burger, burger, chipotle burger, plant based burger, veggie burger
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