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chipotle black bean burger on a blue plate with some potato chips on the side

Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

Looking for an amazing vegan black bean burger recipe? This is it! These Chipotle Black Bean Burgers are super easy to make, packed with healthy ingredients, and are gluten-free. Full of protein and flavour, this is the only spicy black bean burger recipe you'll ever need!
Course burgers
Cuisine American
Keyword black bean burger, vegan burger, veggie burger
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 144kcal


  • 3 Tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats use gluten-free oats if you like
  • 3 cups black beans soaked and cooked or canned is fine
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro
  • 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 liquid aminos or tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Use a wooden spoon or your clean hands to mix everything together until well combined.
  • Using your hands, form the mixture into 12 patties - wet hands help make this easier.
  • Place the patties onto the prepared baking sheet, and brush the tops with a bit of olive oil.
  • 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.
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy them hot!


  • Nutrition values are an estimate only.
  • To freeze the veggie burgers cool completely on a wire wrack before transferring to a freezer container or freezer bag. 
  • To grill the burgers reduce baking time by 5 minutes. Brush cooled patties with a bit of oil before grilling.


Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 283mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1875IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.8mg