March 29, 2023
From Veg Kitchen
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These Chipotle black bean burgers are my new favorite vegan burger. They are a meatless burger made with black beans, diced onions, carrots, celery, and seasonings to create the perfect seasoned black bean veggie burger. 

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Toss on a toasted bun and add on your favorite vegan mayo, vegan cheese, and veggies. Then enjoy for a lunch or dinner. These vegetable burgers are made with the perfect spices so they are anything but bland. 

These Chipotle Black Bean Burgers Are..

  • Vegan 
  • Vegetarian 
  • Gluten Free 
  • Made with a variety of spices 
  • Great for lunch or dinners 
  • Freezer friendly 
  • Family friendly recipe 

How to Make Black Bean Burgers 

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Full steps are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. This is a quick walk through on how easy it is to make these burgers. 

  1. Preheat the oven and prep your baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  2. In a pan you will saute the vegetables until they are softened. 
  3. Mash up the beans in a bowl. Then add the vegetables once they are ready, along with the remaining ingredients. 
  4. Mix well and then form into 4 patties. 
  5. Place on the baking sheet and bake as directed. 
  6. Serve hot and straight from oven. 

Tools for Success 

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Baking Dish 

You need to use a baking dish or sheet pan for making your burgers. The goal is to place parchment paper down or a silicone baking mat to create a nonstick surface. 


Reach for a medium to large size skillet to ensure you are going to have room to saute your vegetables. I find that quality skillets will create an even heat and you won’t burn pieces of your veggies on accident. 

Potato Masher 

If you don’t want to use a spoon or fork to mash up your black beans I have found a potato masher is a great item to use. It works quickly to mash up the beans to the perfect texture. 

Tips for Black Bean Burger Recipe 

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Saute Vegetables for Flavor 

When you take the time to saute your vegetables you will release tons of flavor in your veggies. It is going to truly enhance all the flavors of the veggies which will enhance the flavor of your bean burgers. 

Even Sized Burgers 

Make sure you evenly divide the mixture and create similar sized burgers. Otherwise, you can find that some of your burgers can become dry and overcooked while others might be perfectly cooked. 

Variations to Vegan Burger Recipe 

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So I went with a Chipotle flavor for these vegan burgers, but feel free to play around with spices to create a variety in flavor. This is a wonderful base for a burger and if you want to change up the spices go for it. 


Want to use up some produce that is in your produce drawers? Feel free to change up the veggies used in this recipe. Take note that changing the vegetables will alter the flavor. The key is to cut into small pieces for an even flavor on your burgers. Zucchini or peppers would make a great addition. 

Black Bean Vegan Burger FAQs

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What is a chipotle black bean burger?

A chipotle black bean burger is a type of veggie burger made primarily with black beans, vegetables, and other flavorful ingredients. It’s a popular meatless alternative to beef burgers that will offer a good source of protein and flavor. Serve on a bun or in a lettuce wrap. 

How long will black bean burgers last in the fridge?

Black bean burgers can last for up to 3-4 days in the fridge if stored properly. Place in an airtight container and then reheat as you wish. If you don’t plan to eat right away, freeze to extend the shelf life. 

How to freeze black bean burgers?

Wrap each black bean burger tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. This will help prevent freezer burn and keep the burgers fresh. Place the wrapped black bean burgers in a resealable freezer bag. Squeeze out any excess air and seal the bag tightly. Then place the freezer bag in the freezer and freeze the black bean burgers for up to 3 months.

How to reheat black bean burgers from frozen? 

To thaw the black bean burgers, remove them from the freezer and let them thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Once thawed, you can reheat the black bean burgers in the oven, on a grill, or in a skillet.

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Chipotle Black bean Burgers

These Chipotle black bean burgers are made with the perfect spices so they are anything but bland. These will quickly become your new favorite vegan burger.

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Servings: 4 servings

Calories: 286kcal

Author: Veg Kitchen


  • 1 tablespoon
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 carrot finely diced
  • 1 stalk celery minced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 19 oz. can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup Panko
  • 2 tablespoons flax + 3 tablespoons water flax egg
  • 2 tablespoons minced chipotles in adobo
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon
  • Vegan mayo buns, lettuce for serving


  • Preheat oven to 375 F, line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside

  • In a larger pan over medium heat, heat the olive oil, then add the onion, carrot, celery and garlic.

  • Cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are softened.

  • Mash the black beans in a large bowl

  • Then mix in the cooked veggies along with panko, flax egg, chipotles, chili powder and paprika.

  • Mix until fully combined.

  • Form into four large patties and place onto prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, flipping once halfway through.

  • Serve warm on buns with vegan mayo, lettuce, and any other toppings desired


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 678mg | Potassium: 645mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2953IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 4mg

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