chipotle black bean burgers // the muffin myth

chipotle black bean burgers

Make a big batch of these burgers and keep them on hand in your freezer. They're perfect for grilling season, or to fancy up a weekday salad. Cooking up a batch of black bean for this recipe? Cook twice as much as you need and freeze the extras for next time. Recipe adapted from the Oh She Glows Cookbook
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 12
Author Katie Trant


  • 3 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats use gluten-free oats if you like
  • 3 cups cooked black beans
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro or parsley
  • 2 large cloves garlic crushed or finely minced
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce or liquid aminos I use Braggs
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F / 180°C. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat, and brush with olive oil. Set aside.
  2. Combine the ground flax and 1/3 cup water in a small bowl. Set aside for about 10 min while it firms up into a gel.
  3. Place the oats in the bowl of a food processor and process into a flour. Remove the oat flour and place into a large bowl.
  4. Now put 2 cups of the black beans into the food processor, together with the chipotle peppers. Pulse a few times, then run the food processor until they are well combined and the beans have a bit of a paste-like consistency.
  5. Add the remaining 1 cup of black beans, and pulse a few times to combine. You want the beans to be a bit broken up, but still have some texture to them.
  6. Scrape the bean / chipotle mixture into the large bowl with the oat flour, and then add all remaining ingredients together with the gelled flax seed mixture.
  7. Use a wooden spoon or your clean hands to mix everything together until well combined.
  8. Using your hands, form the mixture into 12 patties - wet hands help make this easier.
  9. Place the patties onto the prepared baking sheet, and brush the tops with a bit of olive oil.
  10. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the tray from the oven and very carefully turn the patties over. Bake for an additional 15 - 20minutes, until they are nicely browned.
  11. Remove from the oven and enjoy them hot!
  12. If you want to grill the patties, reduce the 2nd baking time to 10 minutes, and then finish the patties on the grill. You can also reheat cold or thawed patties on the grill.
  13. If you want to freeze the patties, cool them on a wire rack before placing them into a freezer storage bag. You can make a stack and separate the burgers with squares of parchment paper, or you can freeze them in a single layer so they don't stick together.