Everyone has heard of black bean burgers, so now we need to talk about these vegan Chipotle Black Bean Patties and how they are a little different.
Recently, there was an event that I needed to take a dish to and knew there would be very limited plant-based options for me and my husband to eat.
Making a vegan dinner recipe
We needed a good main course, but this wasn’t a cookout or picnic, so taking veggie burgers wasn’t really a good option. After a little bit of thought, I decided to turn an old familiar recipe into a main dish. All these black bean burger patties needed was a little reshaping.
Everyone else at the family gathering was having rotisserie chicken, so I decided to make my black bean burger recipe. Only this time, I would shape the patties more oblong and add some Creamy Chipotle Ranch Sauce to them for an extra pop!
Black Bean Burgers
My Black Bean Burger recipe gets some of the the highest reviews on this website. People love that the patties are firm and can even be cooked on the grill without falling through. Here are just a couple of comments…
I just made these burgers for the first time. They hold together wonderfully without having tweak the recipe! My husband loved the southwestern favors in the burgers. We give these an A plus!”–Deborah
I love these burgers, I have made them over and over again. I eat them on a Angelica sprouted grain bun, toasted with all the toppings. The next day I break a burger up and put in a salad, love it!”—Linda
Because regular homemade vegan black bean burgers don’t have eggs in them, many fall apart easily or just mush together when eaten in a bun. But, that won’t happen with these. It’s the rolled oats that help them hold together.
That’s perfect for what I wanted to do with this non-cookout main dish. The Chipotle Sauce just pushed it over the top!
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How to make black bean patties
- Making the patties is so simple and requires only one bowl and a potato masher for mashing the black beans.
- Then simply add in whole oats, red bell peppers, onions, chipotles (if desired), and seasonings.
- Next comes the fun part. Now, you can use a spoon to mix these ingredients, but I have found that my hands work much better for this. Kneading the mixture together is much more effective and thorough.
- Form into patties or whatever shape you prefer. For this gathering, I decided to go with an oblong shape, so everyone would not be asking, “Where are the buns?” And it worked!
Chipotle Ranch Sauce
Once cooked, these can be topped with any sauce of your choosing. My favorite is Chipotle Ranch Sauce, but barbecue sauce also works well. The chipotle sauce is made with simple ingredients like:
- Low-Fat Eggless Mayonnaise
- chipotle in adobe sauce
- lime juice
These black bean patties went over extremely well. I made about a dozen or more and came home with an empty plate. One of the runners in the family went on about how good they were and how he loved the mixture of black beans with the chipotle sauce. For tha’ WIN!
Let me make a suggestion. I made about 3 batches while I was at it. Half of the mixture, I made into oblong patties to take to the family event. The other half, I made into regular circular black bean patties so we could have burgers later.
They freeze well, so I knew I could pull them out later and have dinner ready in minutes on one of those nights that I don’t feel like cooking.
Nutrition in Beans
Beans are a nutritious, natural source of fiber. One cup of cooked beans or lentils provides between 17 and 18 g of fiber. Fiber assists the transport of food through your digestive tract, supporting colon health and preventing constipation. Fiber also plays a role in healthy cholesterol levels.
Beans and lentils offer naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, which are better absorbed than nutritional supplements. Beans and lentils offer folate, a B vitamin important to red blood cell functioning and the prevention of specific neural tube birth defects. Beans are also a source of the minerals potassium, iron and magnesium.
Potassium helps regulate muscle function, including your heart, by keeping your body’s fluid and mineral levels in balance. Iron is essential to energy as it assists your red blood cells transport oxygen throughout your body. Magnesium supports bone health, organ function and energy production.–LiveStrong
Other great black bean recipes
Plant-Based Vegan Starter Kits $27
- 1-1/2 cups cooked black beans, drained and rinsed, 15 oz can
- 1 cup old fashion oats
- 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
- 1/4 cup onions, diced
- 3 Tbsp ketchup, more if desired
- 1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce without anchovies, or Bragg's Aminos
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp dry steak seasoning
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 chipotle, minced , (optional)
- Drain and rinse the black beans.
- In large bowl, mash black beans with a potato masher.
- Dice onion and red pepper. Mince chipotle pepper if using.
- Add all ingredients to bowl with black beans.
- Mix thoroughly. I use my hands to knead them well.
- Form into patties. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
- Drizzle with your favorite sauce. My favorite happens to be Chipotle Ranch Sauce but barbecue sauce also works great. Serve warm.
Wizard's Organic Vegan Worcestershire Sauce 5oz
OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Potato Masher with Cushioned Handle
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 5
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 446mg Carbohydrates: 37g Fiber: 10g Sugar: 4g Protein: 11g