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Healthy, Homemade Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Spice

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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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.


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