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Healthy, Homemade Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Spice
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Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

These Chipotle Black Bean Burgers are the absolute BEST homemade veggie burgers. Filled with peppers, onions, adobe sauce, and spices, they're a healthy vegetarian option the whole family will love. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 233kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 (15-oz.) cans black beans, rinsed, drained, and patted dry
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs (sub almond meal if making gluten-free)
  • 2 Tbsp. tahini or creamy almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp. adobe sauce (from a can of chipotle peppers)
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 6 buns, lightly toasted (I use Brioche)
  • Optional toppings: guacamole, caramelized onions, hummus, lettuce, tomato, etc.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium. Add onions and bell peppers; cook 6 to 8 minutes, until softened. Set aside to slightly cool.
  • Place black beans in a large bowl. Using a potato masher or the bottom of a measuring cup, mash about two-thirds of beans; leave the remaining whole. Add the peppers, onions and remaining burger ingredients (eggs through black pepper) to the bowl; stir to combine. If mixture feels too wet to shape, add 2 to 3 Tbsp. more breadcrumbs or almond meal. Shape into 6 burger patties, and place on a parchment or foil-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 375°F for 25 to 28 minutes, gently flipping once halfway through, until lightly golden and crisp.
  • Place one burger patty on each bun, and add toppings/condiments of choice.

Notes

To freeze:
Let the cooked burgers cool completely. Individually wrap each burger in foil and place them in an air-tight container. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 233kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 880mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g