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 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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These black bean patties are so good because they’re
- Loaded with healthy ingredients
- Are firm and hold together well
- Perfect topped with chipotle sauce
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!
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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!
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.
Other great black bean recipes
- 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.
Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 5
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 446mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 10gSugar: 4gProtein: 11g
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