5 from 2 votes
black bean burgers
Spicy Southwestern Black Bean Burgers

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.  

Servings: 5 burgers
Author: Chuck Underwood
  • 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 refrigerator for at least 1 hour.  

  6. Grill burgers as usual and garnish with your favorite toppings. 

Recipe Notes

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.