Chipotle Black Bean Patties | Vegan

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These Chipotle Black Bean Patties are a delicious, filling, and healthy vegan main dish that pairs well with so many side dishes like green salad, pasta salad, and even mashed potatoes.

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 I knew there would be very limited plant-based options for me and my husband to eat. These black bean patties ended up being a hit!

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!

vegan chipotle sauce in black bowl

Black Bean Burgers

My Black Bean Burger recipe gets some of 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

vegan black bean burger on a bun with lettuce, tomato, and onion

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!

These black bean patties are so good because they’re

  • Loaded with healthy ingredients
  • Are firm and hold together well
  • Hearty
  • Smokey
  • Wholesome
  • Perfect topped with chipotle sauce
vegan chipotle sauce drizzled over air fryer potato wedges

How to make black bean patties

The recipe card at the bottom of the page has the full list of ingredients with measurements and instructions.

Making the patties is so simple and requires only one bowl and a potato masher for mashing the black beans.

mash black beans with a potato masher or fork.
Simply mash black beans with a potato masher or fork.

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.

Kneading black bean patty ingredients
Kneading black bean patty ingredients

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:

vegan chipotle sauce in white scalloped bowl with burger and corn in background

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 chipotle sauce. For the WIN!

Tips for making this recipe

  • 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.

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5 from 5 votes

Vegan Black Bean Chipotle Patties

Author: EatPlant-Based.com
Everyone has heard of black bean burgers, so now we need to talk about these Vegan Black Bean Chipotle Patties and how they are a little different. Made with black beans, whole oats, red bell peppers, onions, and spices, these patties are a delicious addition to any meal!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 5 patties

Ingredients 

  • 1.5 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 tablespoons ketchup more if desired
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce without anchovies or Bragg's Aminos
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dry steak seasoning
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 chipotle minced , (optional)

Instructions

  • 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.

Video

Notes

Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.
Tips for making this recipe
  • 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

Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 446mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 4g

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12 Comments

  1. Hands down, the best black bean burgers recipe. Though I did change the catsup for salsa and I added one clove of garlic. I decided to pan fry with a little olive oil. We topped ours with a little fresh guacamole.
    I cant say how grateful I am for this recipe! Trying to eat more plant based meals with a meat living husband isn’t easy, but he loved this burger and will be a weekly staple. Thank you!!!!

  2. OMG…these are so awesome! Loved the flavor and the sauce! Made a baked sweet potato and drizzled sauce on that too….wow! Thanks

    1. That’s SO wonderful to hear! If you haven’t tried these in a bun as a Black Bean Burger, I highly suggest them too. Thanks so much for the great feedback!

  3. Sounds wonderful! Question: do you drain and rinse the beans, or just use the entire contents of the can?

    1. Oh! Thanks so much for catching that! I’ve added the onions to the ingredient list now. This recipe calls for 1/4 cup diced onions. Great eyes!

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