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black bean burgers

Spicy Southwestern Black Bean Burgers

  • Author: Brand New Vegan
  • Prep Time: 80 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 5 burgers 1x
  • Category: Grill, BBQ, Picnic
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


These Black Bean Burgers are a spicy blend of black beans, kidney beans, chipotle chiles, and salsa that makes not only a tasty burger, but also one that won't fall apart on the grill.


  • 1 can Black Beans ((low sodium))
  • 1 can Kidney Beans ((low sodium))
  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/4 cup Cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup Salsa
  • 1 Chipotle Chile Pepper with Adobo
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Using a food processor, grind oatmeal into a powder (flour) if possible and set aside.
  3. Drain beans into a colander and rinse well.  Spread beans onto a cookie sheet and dry them as best you can.  Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 20 minutes.
  4. Add beans, oats, cornmeal, salsa, chipotle pepper, and all remaining spices together in a food processor and process until smooth., scraping down sides as necessary.
  5. Form into 5 burger-shaped patties and allow to set in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
  6. Grill burgers as usual and garnish with your favorite toppings.
  7. These burgers can probably be baked or pan-fried if grilling is not an option (although I have not tried these methods myself).  A George Forman indoor grill would also work well.

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