Spice up your life with these sizzling Chipotle Black Bean Burgers!

Sultry chipotle leads the charge with a little kick of sriracha that lingers. They’re ideal for meal prep since they freeze and reheat beautifully.

Meat is obsolete when you have such rich flavors and powerful plant protein all in one bite.

Best Whole Grain Burger Buns

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To make these Chipotle Black Bean Burgers totally whole food plant-based, look for 100% whole grain buns instead of white bread.

My favorite are Dave’s Killer Bread 21 Whole Grains & Seeds Buns.

Chipotle Black Bean Burger Toppings

Most all the typical burger toppings are great for plant-based burgers.

Except the cheese and bacon, of course.

I also don’t recommend most vegan cheeses on the market, because they are made with oil which make them not whole food plant-based compliant. If you don’t know why oil isn’t recommended, read this article.

Here are some great burger toppings to load up on:

  • Lettuce, especially dark leafy greens like romaine, spinach, arugula, and kale
  • Tomato
  • Pickles or pickle relish
  • Jalapeno slices
  • Avocado or guacamole (great creamy sub for cheese)
  • Yellow mustard or Dijon mustard
  • Ketchup
  • BBQ sauce
  • Steak sauce

More Plant-Based Summer Cookout Tips

Summer time means parties, BBQs, and cookouts. But that doesn’t mean you have to fall off your healthy plant-based diet.

Here are some tips to help you stay on track:

  • Load up on fruits!
    • Like watermelon, berries, pineapple, mango, and peaches – you can even grill many fruits for a great caramelized flavor
    • You can even freeze fruits for a great cooling snack like frozen grapes!
  • Craving ice cream for a cool down?
    • Make some NICE cream – blend frozen bananas + any frozen fruit like strawberries, cherries, peaches, or even peanut butter with a splash of plant milk for a sweet frozen treat.
  • Get those greens in summer time to!
  • Everyone eating meat burgers and don’t want to be left out?
  • BBQ Baked Beans can be vegan too
  • Vegan can grill, too!
    • Try these Tropical Teriyaki Tofu Skewers on the grill to wow your guests!
    • Or grill things like corn on the cob, pepper & onion skewers, and even potatoes

Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

Spice up your life with these sizzling black bean patties! Sultry chipotle leads the charge with a little kick of sriracha that lingers. They’re ideal for meal prep since they freeze and reheat beautifully. Meat is obsolete when you have such rich flavors and powerful plant protein all in one bite.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Chill Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 burgers
Calories: 186kcal
Author: Hannah Kaminsky



  • In a non-stick skillet over medium heat, add the onion and garlic, sautéing for 5 – 6 minutes, until translucent and aromatic. Add a small splash of water if needed to prevent it from sticking. Incorporate the minced chipotles and adobo sauce, cook for another minute, then remove from the heat.
  • In a large bowl, mash the black beans well, leaving a bit of texture with some whole beans remaining. Add the sautéed onion and garlic, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, cumin, sriracha (if using), and black pepper, stirring well to combine. Mix in the oats last, then season with salt to taste.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Create 8 equal patties, each using about a ⅓ cup of black bean mixture. Use a large ice cream scoop or measuring cup for consistency, then gently pat them out with lightly moistened hands. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Bake in a 375-degree preheated oven for 20 – 30 minutes, flipping halfway through, until browned around the edges. Serve hot, with your favorite toppings.


Serving suggestion: Serve burgers on lightly toasted whole grain or gluten-free buns with your favorite toppings, such as lettuce, tomatoes, avocado slices, and more. Alternately, serve them naked, alongside rice, corn on the cob, and/or roasted vegetables.
Notes: Fully cooked black bean patties will keep for up to 3 days in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer. Store them in an airtight container, separated by layers of parchment paper. Reheat in a nonstick skillet over medium heat for 4 – 6 minutes, or air fry at 370 degrees for 5 minutes, until hot all the way through.
Nutrition Facts only includes the black bean burger patty.


Serving: 1 burger | Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 5mg

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