Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

  • Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

Start the Chipotle Black Bean Burgers by assembling zee ingredients:

  • Canned black beans

  • Red onion

  • Canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (available in the ethnic foods aisle!)

  • Garlic cloves

  • Cumin

  • Canned corn (or fresh or frozen)

  • Chunky salsa

  • Panko bread crumbs

  • Egg white


Begin by draining then rinsing 1 can black beans, then placing half the can into a food processor.

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To the beans add 1/4 small red onion that’s been roughly chopped, and 1 Chipotle Pepper in Adobo Sauce plus 2 teaspoons of the Adobo sauce. CPAS are smoked jalapenos that are wonderfully smoky, and not super spicy. They come in a can and the leftovers can be frozen like tomato paste, or used in dishes like the Chipotle-Mango BBQ Chicken Salad I made a few weeks ago!

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Next add 2 garlic cloves, plus 1/2 teaspoon cumin and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

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Process the ingredients until they’re fairly smooth, scraping the sides a couple of times if you need to. PS you could totally use a potato masher to smash the beans, and finely mince the onion, chipotle pepper, and garlic if you don’t have a food processor!

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Scoop the bean mixture into a big bowl, then add the other half of the can of beans on top.

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Next add 3/4 cup corn kernels, 1/4 cup chunky salsa3/4 cups panko bread crumbs, and 1 egg white.

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Shape the black bean mixture, which will be wet, don’t be scared, into 4 patties while you heat a large skillet over medium heat.

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Spray the skillet generously with non-stick spray, then slap the patties on and let them cook for 5-6 minutes a side, or until they’re firm on the inside, and golden brown on the outside.

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Resist the urge to flip or remove the patties at the first sight of browning. They need a good 5-6 minutes on each side to not only cook the egg, but also to make sure the patties don’t fall apart.

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While the patties are doin’ their thang, smash up 1 avocado, garlic powder, salt & pepperin a small bowl with a potato masher.

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Place the cooked burgers on a toasted bun (I used a Thin Bun,) then slather with mashed avocado and salsa, if you please!

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