Chipotle Bean Burgers

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by jkworth

The chipotle peppers add a smoky flavor that goes well with the pinto beans.

Top Review by HeCooksSheEats

The deep chipotle flavor in this is amazing. I expected it to be spicy (never had chipotle peppers before), but instead the flavor has a great smokey warmth. This is a vegan burger recipe even meat-eaters will love. Leftover patties freeze well for quick future meals.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and salt, and cook, stirring often, 7 to 10 minutes, or until softened.
  3. Add garlic, chipotle chile, cumin and oregano.
  4. Cook, stirring often, 1 minute.
  5. Add a third of the beans and 1/3 cup water (or bean cooking liquid), and, using potato masher or fork, mash beans.
  6. When liquid is absorbed, add another third of beans and 1/3 cup liquid, and mash until mixture is chunky.
  7. Stir in last third of beans, and mash lightly.
  8. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is very thick and mostly dry.
  9. Transfer beans to mixing bowl to cool, about 15 minutes.
  10. Stir in 1/4 cup breadcrumbs. Taste, and add more salt if needed.
  11. Spread remaining breadcrumbs on plate.
  12. Using spoon, drop bean mixture by one-sixths into breadcrumbs.
  13. Sprinkle tops with breadcrumbs, and form into 6 patties of equal size.
  14. Place patties on clean plate.
  15. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or until firm.
  16. Heat remaining 1 Tbs. oil in nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  17. Add patties, and cook until golden, about 3 minutes per side.

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