Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise

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One bite of this Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise served with creamy avocado and you won’t miss the meat!

One bite of this spicy black bean burger with spicy chipotle mayo and creamy avocado and you won't miss the meat! Yes, these were good enough to please even the adult carnivore's in my home (a bit too spicy for my kids).

Yes, these were good enough to please even the adult carnivore’s in my home (a bit too spicy for my kids).

Make no mistake, I love meat, but I also think it’s good to give it up at least once a week, so why give Meatless Mondays a shot? Pretty inexpensive to make and really not hard to make. The hardest part is forming them into patties, and even that isn’t so bad.

How To Make Black Bean Burgers

These cook best if frozen so plan to make them ahead and cook as needed. You can even double the batch to keep them on hand whenever you need them.

How To Freeze

To store them in your freezer, freeze them on wax paper until they set, about 2 hours, then transfer them into containers. Labeling them with a name and date keeps them organized.


One bite of this spicy black bean burger with spicy chipotle mayo and creamy avocado and you won't miss the meat! Yes, these were good enough to please even the adult carnivore's in my home (a bit too spicy for my kids).
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Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise

362.5 Cals 18 Protein 50 Carbs 14 Fats
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 40 mins
Yield: 4 servings
CUISINE: American
One bite of this spicy black bean burger with spicy chipotle mayo and creamy avocado and you won't miss the meat! Yes, these were good enough to please even the adult carnivore's in my home (a bit too spicy for my kids).


For the Spicy Chipotle Mayo:

  • 3 1/2 tbsp light mayonnaise, Hellman's
  • 1 tbsp canned chipotle in adobo sauce

For the Black Bean Burgers:

  • 16 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 3 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 jumbo egg
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup quick oats, use gf oats for gluten free
  • 4 whole wheat 100 calorie buns, Martin's*
  • 1 small hass avocado, sliced thin


  • Combine mayonnaise and chipotle, set aside.
  • Dry the beans well after washing, extra moisture will keep the burgers from sticking.
  • In a medium bowl, mash beans with a fork until thick and pasty.
  • In a food processor, finely chop bell pepper, cilantro, onion, and garlic, then add oats, then eggs and spices.
  • Then stir into mashed beans.
  • Divide mixture into four patties (using slightly oiled hands helps) and place them onto a flat surface covered with wax paper. (If it's too wet, chill the mixture 30 minutes in the refrigerator or add another tablespoon of oats)
  • Freeze at least 2 hours before cooking or keep frozen until ready to cook.
  • Heat a lightly sprayed skillet to medium heat and cook frozen burgers about 7 minutes on each side.
  • If grilling, preheat grill over medium heat, and lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil; grill 7-8 minutes on each side or you can bake in the oven at 375° on a lightly oiled baking sheet.


adapted from All Recipes


Serving: 1burger w/ mayo, bun + avocado, Calories: 362.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 50g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 14g, Sodium: 786.5mg, Fiber: 15g, Sugar: 7g
WW Points Plus: 9
Keywords: best black bean burger, black bean burger, black bean burger recipe, black bean burgers

*Nutritional value will vary slightly depending on buns. Look for low calorie whole wheat buns. For gluten free buns look for Udi’s or Three Baker’s brand. Points will increase.

As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, I received Glad FreezerWare Containers to review. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Loved these! Any chance you could include nutrition facts for just the burger without the rest?

  2. Can you please tell me how many cups of beans it ends in up being after rinsing, because our cans in Canada are different sizes, (smaller or larger than 16 oz) and are shown in mLs rather than ounces. Makes it difficult to measure with the liquid in the cans….thanks!

  3. I made these tonight, and I’m sooooo happy I did. These were delicious! Has a Mexican flavor with the cumin and cilantro, and the chipotle mayo is a nice addition. They had nice chew, and my husband even said they felt like he was eating a real burger. I’m planning to make more to keep in the freezer. I’ll def be eating these on a regular basis!

  4. I made these tonight, and I’m sorry happy I did. These were delicious! Has a Mexican flavor with the cumin and cilantro, and the chipotle mayo is a nice addition. They had nice chew, and my husband even said they felt like he was eating a real burger. I’m planning to make more to keep in the freezer. I’ll def be eating these on a regular basis!

  5. I wish I owned a food processor.  I know I would love these burgers.

    • I used my vitamix (blender) – I definitely needed to refrigerate them before forming, but once they were frozen, they cooked up perfectly. They are so yummy!

  6. How many calories are they without the buns and mayo?

  7. what can you swap for cilantro? not a huge fan 

  8. These have sooo much flavor! And they don’t fall apart like other black bean burgers I have made, and they don’t dry out. They will definitely become a go-to meal for me when we want to go meatless for the week. I made them in the pan but I’m hoping to try them in the air fryer at some point.

  9. These were AWESOME! The flavors were amazing and just the right amount of spice! These will definitely be on our regular rotation!

  10. Do you know how many WWs points would be for just the black bean burger…no bun or mayo?

  11. This was amazing! I think I like it better than a cheeseburger!

  12. Absolutely fabulous. The chipotle mayo + avocado are a must.

  13. These are amazing . I make a double batch and freeze so that I always have them on hand for a quick meal. Don’t skip the chipotle Mayo and avocado. I add lettuce tomato and onion sometimes as well.
    I have found that they stay together and cook beautifully when prepared from frozen on a George Foreman type grill, or a panini press .  As with all bean burgers , the  less they’re handled , the better they stay together . A two sided grill cooks them quickly with a nice crispy exterior and no need to flip. When they stop sizzling , they’re done ! 

  14. Hi Gina! Looks delicious. I love your recipes. I make your taco boats all the time. What would the nutritional info and WW points be for just each the burger and the sauce (separately) without the bun? Thanks!

  15. Can you put the nutritional information and WW points for just the burger or for each the burger and the spread (separately) but without the bun? I’m planning on having mine on top of greens. Thanks so much love your recipes.

  16. My fault for not reading recipe through and got to step 8 of freeze… Guess this is next day’s meal, not tonight’s dinner. Next day took out of freezer and were all stuck to wax paper, pieces of wax paper stuck in burgers.. then it was like trying to grill soup. What a mess.

  17. Fantastic! I think the last time I made them, they were mushy on the inside. I rinsed the beans first and laid them out on paper towels while prepping the rest. Using a potato masher worked great to mash them. I think the big difference was cooking them slow on the grill. I would say I cooked them for at least 30min at about 300-350 deg. They were solid all the way through and delicious. My husband said, “There’s really no meat in these?” And, he doesn’t like beans! We topped with the chipotle sauce and tomato. Thank you, Gina!

  18. These were awesome. Loaded with flavor. Next time I think I will put the beans in the food processor just to cut them down a bit. My mashing skills left many whole and it fell apart while eating. Will definitely make again.

  19. My very picky 9 year old son ate the whole burger!!!! Of course, I put cheese on his, but I was so happy. Thank you!!

  20. These were really good.  Spice mixture was on point.  We used old fashioned oats because that’s what we had in the pantry.  I let the mixture rest for a few minutes before making the patties to ensure the oats could soak up some moisture.  No issues with being too wet for me.  My meat-loving, Texan husband said he would like to try more vegetarian meals after eating these.  I felt like they could use more texture differentiation., so we topped with avocado and crispy butter crunch lettuce.  Will definitely make again,

  21. I just prepared these and my mix was wet. Put in fridge it firmed just a bit so I added a tablespoon of oats as directed. Has anyone else had this issue? Hoping the mixture firms up a bit more in a few hours.

  22. Please include the amount of beans along with the can size — cuz who buys canned beans when we have an instant pot!

  23. Do you think these black bean burgers could be cooked in the air fryer? I just bought one and am trying to use it as much as possible. Thanks!!

  24. I love all skinnytaste recipes. I have been making similar black bean recipe for years as small sliders. I make about 48 at a time, put in freezer. When ready to use, I defrost, saute in a little bit of olive oil and serve them over a salad with avacado/tomato/cucumbers and red onion. I don’t use the mayonnaise and instead put the adobe sauce into the black bean mixture to give the burgers the chipotle flavor. These are always a hit.

  25. I find that if you bake the beans spread out on a cookie sheet on 350 for 15 minutes helps with the falling apart issue. Try it sometime! 

  26. Love these! My produce delivery had no peppers, so I am thinking about subbing yellow squash. Do you think that would work?

  27. Thank you for this recipe. I have made these for years now and I absolutely love them! They are so so so much better than store-bought veggie burgers. A lot of my non-vegan relatives have tried them and Have absolutely love them. To go without the mayonnaise sometimes I will put the chipotle pepper straight into the bean mixture.The avocado on top is absolutely essential. I love it with or without the chipotle mayonnaise. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. It is a staple for our family.

  28. Made these today. They fell apart in the pan but are delicious. Going to try baking them in the oven next time instead of in a pan and see if they hold up any differently. Also, I used the chipotle mayo, added a splash of lime juice, and tossed it with coleslaw mix to put on the burgers in addition to the avocado. Very tasty.

  29. Love making these and I always double the recipe.  I was short on some ingredientsdue to the lockdown and swapped the scallions with shallots and  replaced cilantro with tarragon.   Cooked them in the air fryer and they turned out great!   Thanks for another great recipe.  

  30. how many large eggs if I don’t have jumbo size? 2? thanks!

    • I would just use the size egg you have. Most people buy large rather than jumbo. If you’re worried you could probably use less oatmeal to compensate.

  31. Can I use regular old-fashioned oats? I never eat quick oats for breakfast.

  32. I started making this recipe as suggested, then I started doubling, and now I’m about to triple it – so yummy! This is a great recipe to make ahead and freeze. I substitute the egg for egg whites and it works just fine. Thanks for a great meal!!

  33. These were delicious!  I will double the batch next time! 

  34. These came out a little messy, but the black bean burger + spicy mayo combo was divine.

  35. I made the burgers and mayo as written. Came out delicious! 

  36. We absolutely LOVE this recipe. I tell everyone about it. It came out perfectly. I use a cast iron grill pan.

  37. The best black bean burger recipe yet. Came out perfect. I doubled the recipe and added 1/2 extra oats. After chilling, I used a greased 1/2 cup dry ingredient measuring cup to scope out burgers., turned them out on a lined cookie sheet and use my finder tips to flate and even out edges.. Then into the freezer. Very easy. Enjoyed the chipolte mayo sauce. Definitely a keeper.

  38. These completely fell apart to mush when I tried to cook them on the stove. I followed the recipe exactly and used steel cut quick oats. Is that why? It didn’t specify rolled vs steel cut so I assumed it didn’t matter. Thank you. 

    • Absolutely. If she doesn’t say “steel cut” just assume she means regular rolled oats. Try them again but with said rolled oats. 

  39. These were delicious… My meat eating boyfriend and son ate two… That’s when you know its good.

  40. These black bean burgers were ~ fabulous! A ‘lil messy and a bit of a learning curve to make them more ‘solid’ .. my freezer is narrow so I could not put the dish that I put the formed patties on into the freezer (grrr), so transferred to the fridge. All worked out well and I will make again – for sure!!!

    Also, I used one of those silicone egg ring molds to form the patties – worked great and the burgers were the perfect size for Oroweat sandwich thin buns 🙂

  41. This recipe knocked it out of the park! My daughter asked that I put these is regular rotation. She said that she liked it better than a regular burger.

  42. Can these be cooked in the air fryer? 

  43. When adding adobo sauce to the mayonnaise, do you add the chili pepper or just the sauce from the can?  Can’t wait to try these ????????????

  44. Any idea what the nutritional information is WITHOUT the bun?

  45. Can these go directly on the grill after freezing? Or will they fall apart?

  46. This was amazing!!!! Thank you 🙂 Your recipes are always fabulous!

  47. My kids have an allergy to eggs. Would an egg substitute work? 

  48. Made these last night.  Holy cow amazing!  I love black bean burgers but have
    been unable to eat my favorite ones from Costco as they contain soy.  
    Definitely cook them frozen and they do firm up once they are fully cooked. 
    I made them on the grill as suggested on lightly oiled aluminum foil but next time
    will try on a cast iron pan.  

  49. I made these yesterday, fried one up today, and was very pleased ! Followed the recipe exactly, but added two extra tablespoons of oats. I didn’t have waxed paper, so I used parchment sprayed with a little vegetable oil. Forming patties wasn’t really an option, I just sort of plopped them into four circle shapes and put them in the freezer. Once frozen, however, they stayed together well in the frying pan. I didn’t make the chipotle mayo, but will try that another day. I topped the burger with my homemade tzatziki sauce., some iceberg lettuce, cheese, and a pickle. DELISH! I’ll be making these again!

  50. How many freestyle points is this recipe?

  51. How can I reduce the sodium in this recipe? 

  52. Very good flavor on these but the texture turned out a little soft for me. I used a large egg, instead of jumbo bc that’s what I had. Maybe I’ll add a little more oat, or some bread crumbs next time. My recipe builder also showed 1 point on freestyle smart points for the burger itself.

  53. Been looking for a tasty black bean burger, thank you so much!

  54. Just made these again, because I love them so much… I double checked the points and i think with the new freestyle program the patty only is 1 point now. 

  55. How long in the oven ???? And do they have to be frozen if I am going to bake them ???

  56. Gina – I love all your recipes. Your cookbooks and your website are my go to.
    One question – do you cook the oats first, or put them in raw??

  57. These black bean burgers are not only easy to make but ABSOLUTELY delicious!!!!!!! Easily the BEST bean/veggie burger I’ve ever had anywhere – even in a restaurant – still so shocked I made them myself & they were THAT good!  My husband and I legit YUMMMmmED through the whole meal!! I doubled the recipe so I could freeze some patties for a quick go to meal & I’m so happy I did because these are KILLER! I chopped all the veggies because I didnt have a food processor on hand & I added some additional spice (cumin, smoked paprika, Black pepper, adobo) also used fresh flat leaf parsley instead of cilantro because I’m just not a cilantro fan. Big fan of these! Will definitely make them again! And already send the recipe out to friends and family! HIGHLY Recommend! 

  58. Hi!! I love these burgers. Can you update the freestyle points? Thank you!

  59. Hi Gina! Above the pictures in this recipe, it says that the patty only is 4 points. I calculated them in my WW app as 1 point per patty. Could it be that this part of the recipe wasn’t updated when WW made the switch to Freestyle? Thanks! 🙂

  60. Will old fashioned oats work or do they have to be quick cook?

  61. These were so delicious! I’m curious, how long do you think they’ll last in the freezer? Would love to make a big batch and cook when necessary! Thanks!

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  63. Tried these burgers loved the flavour but found the texture was mushy. I realized I used rolled oats instead of quick oats, could that have been what the issue was? Love everything in your cool books:) 

  64. Could the scallions and cilantro be left out or replaced with different herbs? Don’t like the taste of either. 

  65. Can you cook these and then freeze them to be heated up quickly in the microwave?

  66. How many calories just per patty please, without the bun and dressing?

  67. Is there anything I can sub the oats with? 

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  69. Made these over this Memorial  Day Weekend…had all ingredients in house.  Sounded easy..though I did find a bit of a process….YUMMY YUMMY…still have 2 in freezer…..will do again in future and double the batch and freeze for future use

  70. What brand of hot sauce do you use?

  71. 50g of carbs is really a lot…does this include the buns? If so, how many carbs without the buns?
    Thank you!


  73. First let me say – I absolutely love your recipes, and recommend Skinnytaste to EVERYONE I discuss recipes with (even my nutritionist)!

    Question:  Do you think quinoa instead of oatmeal would work? 

  74. Do you put oats through food processor? Was unsure on this point, Thanks!

  75. Super love this recipe! Just made a new batch! Do you know the calorie count for just the party itself?

  76. Love, love, love! Added some leftover green onion and cilantro to the mayo for extra herb goodness and to help use it all up, great decision!

  77. Excellent recipe. I was using a different black bean recipe prior to this that always fell apart (even when frozen prior to cooking). Absolutely love this recipe and it will now be replacing my old one! Thank you!!

  78. Just made a batch of these. They are amazing! So easy, so tasty, so healthy! I’ve definitely found a new fav topping for my work lunch salads 😉

  79. What ca you use instead of eggs.  My daughter is allergic.  Thanks for your reply

    • Try a “flax egg” 1 Tablespoon of flax meal mixed in 2.5 Tablespoons of water and let sit for five minutes. 

  80. Hi, Gina,

    I made these this week, and they were FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for the great recipe!


  81. Bought a food processor just for this recipe and guess what? WORTH IT!!!
    They’re in the freezer right now for a rainy day but they were definitely tasty in the creation process.

  82. I haven’t tried these yet. I’m just commenting to say that in general your website is awesome!! I love that you always add such helpful tips and along with the recipes. It’s a little more encouraging to try new, healthy things if I got the recipe from your site. I’ve tried many recipes and it’s rare that I don’t like them. (And I’m a picky eater so that’s saying a lot!) Thanks again and keep up the good work .

  83. Loved this recipe. Subbed tomato for red pepper as I didn’t have any on hand & it tasted great. Burgers held their shape well, cooked easily, tasted great. Next time I will add more Sriracha for more heat. My picky meat-eater boyfriend loved these as well, big hit!

  84. Love – Love – Love these !!! They are on the weekly rotation.  I always double the recipe and send half over to my parents. 

    Q: Mine do not hold shape when they cook – I just put them on the bun – more like a sloppy joe… any suggestions? 
    Thank you! 

  85. Can you tell me about how many smart pts the Chipotle mayo is?

  86. One of my favorite recipes- these are so flavorful and easy to make! 

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  88. I look forward to making these this week!  I noticed that with your new website (which I LOVE), you can no longer delete parts of the recipe that you don’t want to print….that makes this a 3 page printed recipe.  Is there a possibility that you add that feature to your new site?  Thanks!!

    • No, it was a different program. Did you use the print-friendly button? It should all print out on 1 page.

  89. Two questions I did not see answered at this time:
    1) How long do you bake, if you choose that option
    2) What can you substitute for the oats? Will uncooked rice / rice flour work for folks with grain issues?
    Thanks for all this work!!!

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  91. I made these as part of my 30 Before 30 project, to cook 300 Pinterest recipes in a year and a half. They were perfect, thank you so much!

  92. I made these last night and just wanted to stop by and say how incredible they turned out! My husband was going crazy over how much he loved these. Thank you!

  93. For the patty alone, do you know the Smart Points value? 🙂

  94. just made them FULL of flavor! And just purchased your cook book today! My boyfriend (pescetarian) LOVED them.

    I kept adding more oatmeal (unmeasured) and while tasty they were pretty dense. Next time less oatmeal? What is too much?

  95. Very tasty! I try them and whole family like them!

  96. I have these in firming up in the freezer as we speak, but upon reading over the comments, I fear I might have done something wrong. The black beans do not go into the food processor, correct? The mixture of everything else in the food processor is simply stirred into the bowl of black beans? That's the way I did it, and they turned out perfect (to me). Not too sticky. I didn't even have to oil my hands. And they were not runny at all. They formed nice, thick patties that smelled delicious. I can't wait to try them!

  97. Would love the nutrition on just the patties since I put them in a salad!

  98. There is a place called Burger21 that does this delicious black bean burger with a spicy mayo. This was DEF my replacement for that now. I made this and served it over a bed of mixed greens. Literally took me 5 minutes to prep. 1 can made 5 patties for me. I use Wegmans Organic black beans they have the lowest sodium and still rinsed them. SO EASY!!! Love it! Thank you 🙂

  99. I just shared the link for this recipe on my blog today, in my weekly post of Fabulous Finds. I am making these for dinner tomorrow – and can't wait to taste them!

  100. Once again, Gina, you have scored a home-run recipe with these Black Bean Burgers. My husband was hesitant, to be polite, about these. One bite in and he proclaimed them “excellent,” because they are.

    Recently PBS’s America Test Kitchen (Cooks Illustrated) rated canned beans better that dried in taste and texture; I used Goya – ATK’s #1 rated selection.

    You have been my wing-woman, Gina, as I have steadily lost weight. Thank you for all you do for those of us who desire healthy food from a sage coach.

  101. I find that I can get 5 patties out of this recipe rather than 4. (Especially with the 100 cal Martin buns which are a bit small. My recipe counter for the pattys only (*with this recipe making 5, not 4*) is as follows:

    120 calories, 21 carbs, 2 grams of fat, 8 grams of protein, 455mg of sodium.

    *Note* I always have large eggs on hand so this calorie count is for 1 large egg, rather than 1 jumbo egg.

  102. I've been looking for a black bean recipe! I know you said not to change a thing, but I really do not like bell pepper. If I were to substitute the bell pepper, is there another pepper you would recommend? Pablano, perhaps?

  103. Can you use regular rolled oats?

  104. These made a great breakfast too. Topped a cooked burger with a little avocado and a poached egg. Kind of like a naked mexican eggs Benedict!

  105. I just purchased your cook book and this was the first dinner I made for myself last night and brought one to work for lunch today. I am by no means a vegetarian but this burger is delicious! Such great consistency and flavor, and a very straight forward recipe. Will probably double next time so I can fill my freezer!

  106. These burgers were absolutely amazing. My husband and i loved them- a winner!! I will be making these all the time.

  107. I made these tonight and absolutely loved them! They had the perfect amount of spice and flavor. I would honestly eat them over a burger any night–something I've never said for a veggie burger. I couldn't find scallions at the store today, so used onion instead and it was still delicious. I had to cook mine for a tiny bit longer than 7 minutes on each side (maybe more like 8 minutes). Mine did fall apart a TINY bit while flipping. However, I think that's because I didn't dry the beans after rinsing–my mistake. This was incredible and I know that it will now be a staple in my kitchen! Thank you Gina!

  108. Just made these (again!) and blogged about them. Thanks for coming to the rescue on a weeknight!

  109. Loved the taste of these burger. I cooked them for 7 minutes per side. Are they still supposed to me somewhat mussy on the inside? Thanks

  110. I just wanted to comment to say these were great, even with a few changes. I accidentally ate the bell pepper I bought for this recipe earlier in the week, so I used half of a red onion instead. I also had no patience for measuring only 3 TB of cilantro so I probably put in about 1/3 of a cup. They were awesome. Thank you, Gina!

  111. I've made so many of your recipes and this one is one of my new favorites!! I love having the burger over greens and swapping the mayo out for light ranch but still mixed with the chipotle 🙂 They are especially fabulous because I can just keep them in the freezer until ready to eat! Thanks so much for all of the great recipes!!

  112. These are awesome, amazing, fantastic, wonderful. Thank you so much for the recipe!!!

  113. I had to comment on these…I must admit I was skeptical at first… but I said to myself…Gina hasn't failed me yet…haha…so I tried them! I was shocked at how much I LOVED them! Thank you so much!

  114. I used a half a cup of breadcrumbs (actually pulverized croutons – I had to improvise) instead of oats and red onion instead of scallions. I also didn't bother freezing them before hand because I couldn't wait 2 hours and they turned out very tasty!

  115. Yum! Now THAT's a tasty black bean burger. So easy and so delicious. Thank you.

  116. A friend brought these over as a new baby dinner — and it changed our house forever. We were introduced to your website, which really inspired my husband to participate in changing our eating habits. He lost 30 pounds and was a great support in helping me lose the baby weight too. This is still one of our favorite recipes and your website is now our go to place to answer the question, what to eat for dinner!

  117. I made these tonight and they were delicious! I added in 1/2 cup of white corn and put 4 of the chipotle peppers into the burger mix (added in some extra oats to compensate for the extra moisture). I never ever eat burgers without cheese, but I forgot to put it on and didn't miss it at all. I'm not a fan of mayo, so I made chipotle ranch for my spread instead. It was amazing, I might start putting it on my salads. 🙂

    • Oh my gosh I forgot cheese too! Didn't really need it I guess! I bet they'd be extra tasty with a thin slice of pepperjack though.

  118. Hi,I want to make these for my DD's birthday party and can I cook these patties a day before the party and then heat that just before serving, can I do that???

  119. I made them on Sunday–super easy to do, and froze them. I actually got 5 patties. Cooked them for dinner tonight and I am in love! I have never had black beans before, but just knew I had to try these. I am so glad I did!

  120. I haven't made these in a while, but I am going to again this week. They are sooo delicious. I try a lot of your recipes (and other healthy bloggers) and this is one of the best recipes, in my opinion. I just came across a recipe for parsnip fries with horseradish/rosemary mayo that I think I'll make along with these. Yum Yum!

  121. these were so so good! doubled the recipe so I could have some at anytime. no more processed veggie burgers for me!!!

  122. My boyfriend is just learning how to cook, and I had an extremely busy day on Monday, so he made these burgers. They didn't look as pretty as yours do in the pictures, but they tasted fantastic. They have quite a kick to them, so I added extra avocado on top to balance it out. Love! Thank you for sharing!

  123. I'm allergic to oats. Think I can substitute (cooked) quinoa in for the oats?

  124. I always have the hardest time keeping my vegetarian patties to stick together. Now I know why, thank you!!!!

  125. Can I use chili powder instead of cumin?… Totally didn't realize I'm all out of cumin! Ugh!

  126. These are FANTASTIC.
    I have made them twice. Second time I doubled the recipe.
    Everyone LOVES them. I do freeze them as soon as I form the patties.
    Wonder if a patty stacker would make a better shaped burger? Does anyone use one of those?
    Haven't used the barbecue for fear of them falling through, so do them on my inside grill/griddle. I doubled the recipe the second time I made them and it seems we still went through them very quickly. They are my new favourite staple to keep in the freezer, if only I could keep them there! My girls will choose them over a meat burger any day.
    Wonderful recipe!
    Thank you 🙂

  127. This was a fail for us. Did everything you said to do in the instructions and after we flipped them on the grill pan they turned to mush. Never have had a successful attempt at veggie burgers! Any reason why this could have failed?

    • Not sure if you changed anything but they really need to be frozen before grilling or they won't work.

  128. Does that really mean a tablespoon of cumin? Or is it supposed to be a tsp? That sounds like a lot!

  129. this is one of my favorites on here. I modify it by using canned chopped green chiles since I'm not a fan of bell peppers. sooooo good!

  130. These are the BEST black bean burgers I've ever had. I made a double batch and was short on time so I only froze the two I was going to cook for 15 minutes and they came out fabulous, with a nice crispy crust.
    For anyone that's looking for a mayo substitute, I spread a Laughing Cow Queso Fresco wedge on my burger and it was delish!

  131. I made these following the recipe exactly, and will mix it up in the future. These were good, but all I could taste was cumin. I'll cut back on cumin, and add in some other spices, maybe some other veggies. Mine were really runny, even after adding some extra oats. I had to use a cup to put them on the wax paper. We only froze them for two hours. When I went to flip the burgers, they seemed like they would end up being more sloppy joe-like than burger-like, but they stayed together on the bun. The only thing was that they were so thick, they squished off the bun when taking a bite. Next time I'll still use a total of I think I'll make six patties next time, they were very thick – which some might really like, so that's just a personal preference. How did you get yours so thin and perfectly shaped?

  132. I am really looking forward to trying this recipe!

  133. Do you have to use quick oats or can you just use old fashioned?

  134. These black bean burgers were absolutely amazing!! My husband kept saying, "These are off the chain!!" I didn't have any chipotle peppers, so I found a chipotle seasoning mix online and mixed it with the mayonnaise. It was amazing also!!! I served the burger with homemade sweet potato fries and we dipped them in the chipotle mayonnaise – equally amazing!! We were in Hawaii last summer for the birth of our first grandchild. We ate at a locally owned, organic restaurant almost everyday. They had a black bean tofu burger that was really good, but this one was even better. Thanks for some great recipes!!

  135. I have made these several times and LOVE them! My husband, a meat lover and bean hater even loves them!!! So yummy!! 😀 Thanks so much for the recipe.

    And for those who are getting a mixture that's too wet, use a salad spinner to drain as much liquid off the beans as possible. Works like a charm! 🙂

  136. I just made these burgers tonight and they were so delicious! The only thing I did differently is use chia egg instead of a real one. Worked perfectly! Topped with spicy guacamole and sautéed onions! Thank you!

  137. Made the burgers this morning and cooked one for myself tonight. I had mine with mini 50 calorie pita. Turned out great! Thank you for the recipe!

  138. DELICIOUS! I love this recipe. One of my favorites.

  139. Just made these last night for dinner, and my boyfriend and I both LOVED them! He requested that I make a bunch of them to keep in the freezer. This recipe is easy and perfect as is – I omitted the cilantro because I personally don't care for it; next time I might try adding a little roasted corn to the mix. We ate the leftover burgers for breakfast this morning with a fried egg on top–delicious. I will never go back to processed black bean burgers again! Thank you!!!

  140. I wonder if these would work well as a meatless meatloaf? I have been looking for a non-breadcrumb filled meatless meatloaf recipe…

  141. Made these tonight, so good! I will definitely be keeping the freezer stocked with these. Thanks for all the awesome recipes!

  142. YUM YUM YUM! I'll be making this tonight!

  143. Was worried about the consistency before freezing but I just put them on a cookie sheet with wax paper and they cooked perfectly! We also added cooked mushrooms and onions to give us even more to eat with no added points. Just spiced them up to match the flavors. Delicious!

  144. delicious!I used a half cup for each burger ,the mixture is a little wet to work with but if you wet your hands slightly it helps you shape the burgers more easily.They remind me of Burger King's spicy bean burgers in the UK, which are of course a crazy point value. Thanks Gina, your recipes rock!

  145. delicious!I used a half cup for each burger ,the mixture is a little wet to work with but if you wet your hands slightly it helps you shape the burgers more easily.They remind me of Burger King's spicy bean burgers in the UK, which are of course a crazy point value. Thanks Gina, your recipes rock!

  146. Can you substitute the oats with anything else?

  147. This was so good and full of flavor! A nice change of pace! Thanks for the recipe…. All of your recipes! They are amazing. As a weight watcher, the PP values are invaluable! Keep up the great work!

  148. I tried these and loved them, especially with the chipolte mayo on top. Does anyone happen to know of a good egg substitute that can be used in this recipe? I'm trying to make something for some of my vegan friends.

  149. I tried these and loved them, especially with the chipolte mayo on top. Does anyone happen to know of a good egg substitute that can be used in this recipe? I'm trying to make something for some of my vegan friends.

    • I found this recipe in a cookbook that is vegan cooking for carnivores. It has the same sauce but they use a vegan mayo.

  150. i hate these

  151. I love these! Do you have the nutritionals for just the bean patties alone?

    • These smell amazing! In the freezer now…does anyone know if you can cook and then reheat throughout the week? I made them for meal prep for lunches this week. 

  152. I'm a college student and these are SUPER EASY to make! I may also add that I am not a great cook but I absolutely LOVE this recipe!!! I like that it is idiot proof haha (I can handle an organic chemistry lab but not a kitchen… go figure) I just discovered this blog today but I have a feeling that I will be visiting on a daily basis 😉 I've already started filling my own recipe box! Thank you!!!!!!!!!

  153. AWESOME! Thank you!

  154. I just had to throw in my 2 cents on these burgers. These are very tasty and the convenience factor just puts them over the top. I was cooking something else in the crockpot and had extra time so I made these for another night. I love that I can make these ahead of time and freeze until I need them. That means I can have them for lunch or dinner on short notice. The process of making them was pretty easy (even though I only have a little tiny food processor-I still manage to get all the ingredients in at once which made me really happy). I also didn't have a hard time getting the mixture into patties like some have who have commented. I did make sure I rinsed and dried the beans very well. I used my salad spinner and then blotted them with a paper towel. I also couldn't find jumbo eggs so I just used a large egg instead. I served mine with homemade sweet potato chips which were a HUGE flop. But I'll try them again and adjust the recipe so it will work because the flavor was good they just didn't cook right for the time suggested. Anyway, my DH actually said that he would eat the patties again (he's NOT a fan of veggie burger-or rather anything veggie!), but he didn't like the avocado and the mayo. He doesn't like mayo on his burgers and he doesn't care for avocado either. So for him, I will have to just let him use regular burger toppings while I enjoy the delicious chipotle mayo and avocado toppings. These (along with several other of your recipes) will be recurring meals in my kitchen.
    My only question is how long will the chipotle mayo last in the fridge? I was thinking about just making a big batch of the mayo to try on different variations of sandwiches/wraps and what not, but it's not worth it if it won't last very long. I'm hoping that it would last about as long as my regular jar of mayo. Any ideas on that anyone?

  155. These are great. I just put the beans right in the food processor and pulsed a few times. I've had problems with other black bean burger recipes falling apart but these were perfect! I've made them on the grill and inside and both times I was able to keep the patties perfectly intact. And they stayed intact while they were in the bun! I tried them with all the traditional burger toppings and then with just the chipotle mayo and avocado. Much better with just the chipotle mayo and avocado! I'm making these again today and doubling the recipe since they were such a hit! Thank you!

  156. These were very good! I think I processed ingredients too much and they were a little mushy, so next time I will leave them with a chunkier consistency before cooking.

  157. My husband and I absolutely love these! The chipotle mayo and avocado make them even better, plus, the mayo goes great with baked sweet potato fries. I wouldn't change a thing… Thank you, Gina!

  158. I mom always buys her bean burgers, but I made these for her yesterday and she LOVED it! She's a very picky eater, so when she had a second one i knew it was good.

  159. I always buy Boca burgers, it never dawned on me to actually make these myself. I can't wait to try them!

    • Unfortunately, most veggie burgers in stores are made with GMO filled soy protein. I am switching over to homemade to get away from the bad stuff.

  160. Does anybody know the old points for just the burger patty?

  161. Made these tonight with a few modifications and they are awesome. Will never buy frozen black bean burgers again and they were so easy to make. I did add more spices and will try to make them next time with dried beans. Thanks Gina!

  162. These burgers are so good! I like that I have something in the freezer to pull out when I don't feel like cooking. Thanks for the recipe!

  163. DeLicious! Made this tonight and will now be a staple. Thank you.

  164. Dinner tonight — Can't WAIT to try this recipe!

  165. Finally got round to making these today, I did not have any scallions so I put chives in mine. They were really good but not spicy, I think next time I will add more hot sauce and/or chilies instead of the bell pepper or a mixture of bell pepper & chili pepper.

  166. Just made these tonight and loved them!! I was hesitant at first but I should have known better. I cook off of your blog almost every night of the week. Awesome, delicious, and nutritious foods everyone in the family loves!!

  167. I made these yesterday for our bbq last night. I also made the turkey burgers and then just regular plain beef burgers. These burgers were a hit! I had a vegan friend so I made it without egg and used the cornstarch/water substitute. Everyone liked them including my husband! (though he refused to call it a burger. He called it a sandwich…).
    I skipped the avocado on mine and put on cheese, tomato, onion & pickles and the Chipotle mayo. Unfortunately the turkey burgers weren't all eaten up… but that's ok b/c I've had those before and LOVED them! So I have a lot of pre-formed turkey burgers in my freezer now for a quick meal!

    • since I served these on Saturday I've had 2 people call me and ask for the recipe! LOL, I've sent them the link straight to you!

      I took a leftover burger crumbled it up and put it on lettuce w/ salsa & a little sour cream. YUMMY! So good that way as well.

    • Awesome!!

  168. it's in the latin/mexican food isle with the taco shells, canned green chilis, salsa, etc. Even our Wal-Mart here carries it and they never carry anything off the wall.

  169. Made these tonight for dinner! Delish! Little spicy kick too, I used Siracha as my hot sauce and added closer to 1Tbs instead of 1 Tsp 🙂 YUM!

  170. Someone wanted a substitute for the egg. 1/4 cup mashed avocado for each egg works well in baking. It does make a cooked product have a ting of green, but I doubt that you would notice it in this recipe!

  171. Do you think these would be ok to microwave??

  172. These are really good! Except I couldn't find canned chipotle in adobo sauce, where did you get it at?

  173. I had one for dinner last night, on a 100 cal Eng Muffin, topped with salsa & lettuce. It was a delicious hearty burger. I think I'll add more oats next time as it was a bit more mushy than I'm used to, but I plan to eat the other 3 I made, mushy or not!

    And the next one I have I'll try it with the avocado, Mmmm…

  174. Looks amazing!! What are the calories for the burger only? Thank you!!

  175. Just made these tonight and they were pretty darn good. I used a sandwich thin from oroweat and added cheese and tomato but left out the avocado. Mine came out to only 7 points. I did think there was too much cumin so next time I'll leave it out. I'll keep this in my recipe box!

  176. Can these be microwaved? I didn't even think about it, but now I'm wondering because my husband wants to be able to take these to work for lunches-just pop them in the mic and eat (like you would the Morning Star ones). Would that work with the raw eggs in it?

    • I would say freeze the patties per the recipe, then cook them and freeze the cooked patties to send to work with hubby and he can nuke the cooked patties.

  177. I am making these right now. They look amazing, even for my husband and I, who are eternal meat eaters. Quick question…when grilling them, did anyone put them directly on the grill, or cook them on top of the aluminum foil on the grill??

  178. So good! I didn't have any scallions so I used red onions instead and they came out delicious. Made them with your baked season fries, and my boyfriend and I loved the meal.

  179. When you say 1 tbsp. canned chipotle in adobo sauce…do you mean JUST the sauce? Or the sauce and one pepper cut up? Sorry, I got confused. 🙂

  180. I'm making these right now, and they are so tasty! I was a bit lazy and skipped the freezing step. Instead, I just carefully formed the patties on a skillet. They're turning out really nicely.

  181. My husband and my two year old both loved these! Thanks so much for the great recipe!

  182. What can I substitute for the egg to make these vegan?

    • If you read previous replies, this topic was covered in depth with lots of suggestions.

  183. Loved these, as did my "meat eater" husband . . . so good! One question, does baking them give them more of a crunch or crispy outside? Thanks again for all of your amazing recipes . . . just started WW again and they are a life saver 🙂

  184. Hi I'm in the middle of making this and just wanted to point out two quick things. In your ingredient list you omitted onion but it was listed in the instructions. Luckily I had an onion and just winged it. Also the scallions are ommited from the instructions but included in the ingredient list. Again I figured it out but I figured I would let you know to avoid confusion.

    • I think she was referring to the scallions when she said onions, as they are often called "green onions".

  185. Loved These! My two year old daughter loved it as well…my three year old, well he can't be fooled with 'fake meat'. LOL.

    I did have to do a lot of tweaking though, I doubled the recipe and it had the consistency of soup. I knew even after the oats absorbed some moisture and it chilled in freezer it would be a disaster. So I added an extra can of beans and some more oats and nearly 45 minutes in the freezer it was finally 'meatloaf' consistency so I could handle it.

    The chipotle mayo was great, and the avocado makes this dish.

    5 recipes down from here so far, and all have been a hit!

  186. I made these last night and doubled the recipe. I LOVE THEM! Way to go, Gina!

  187. I prepared these last night before bed and just had one for lunch! Yummy!! LOVED them. Next time will definitely make extra to have on hand. Also, I used half a tsp of chulula chipotle hot sauce and the other half tapatio. haha, my two favorites nothing fancy. ALSO, someone said they don't want to use canned black beans cos of the sodium, i watch mine as well and I happened to find no salt added black beans by sun vista. Thanks, Gina. I LOVE your recipes!

  188. What kind of hot sauce did everyone use?

  189. Made these for my husband last night who has never had a black bean burger (he is a big carnivore) and he loved them! He has already asked me to make a ton of them to keep on hand in the freezer. Thanks!

  190. Made it tonight, wasn't a big hit for my family. Too bad!

  191. I'm a college student (with limited funds) and I got everything I needed for about 8 dollars! It was also my first meatless burger and I absolutely loved it! Thanks so much for the healthy (affordable) recipes! I'm making this again tonight!

  192. Just made these tonight. I did not plan ahead so I added extra oats (4 tbs) instead of freezing to keep them together. I also baked them and they came out delish!

  193. I made these and thought that they were great! Even my meat-loving husband liked them! I used a jalapeno instead of hot sauce in the burgers. I love that they are kept in the freezer – makes for an easy, healthy meal on a hectic weeknight. I plan to make a big batch to freeze.

  194. To be honest, I was a little skeptical making these the other night as I prefer beef in my burgers. I was so wrong. The flavor & consistency were fantastic. Do yourself a favor and try them.

  195. These were fantastic! My husband won't stop talking about them. I followed the recipe exactly and would not change a thing!

  196. I made these on Monday and ate them tonight. Soooo delicous!! This is definitely a keeper!!

  197. Oh, man, I forgot to share my cool tip. After mashing the beans with a fork for awhile and working on my biceps…I thought, "there has to be a better way"…Pastry cutter…I busted that baby out and the beans were mashed up in no time!!!

  198. So I fed these to my entire family tonight. The burgers and spicy mayo to hubby and I. And the burgers with a slice of cheddar and regular mayo for my kids (ages 2 and 6). Hubby said that I need to keep this recipe, it's a winner. Even from a guy that would most likely rather be eating meat, heck, I would rather be eating meat too, but we both LOVED this!! Will definitely be making these again.
    The kids were a bit so-so on it, but they usually mildly protest most of whatever I put on the table. They ate it, with minor complaints, so that makes this mama happy!!!

  199. I made these last night and I still can't believe how tasty they were! I accidentally opened a can of kidney beans (oops!) and they still turned out great! Even my meat eater boyfriend said he would eat them again. I have 4 left in the freezer and I'm wondering if pulling them out today would be too soon 🙂

  200. These were so good! Thanks!

  201. making this for today's meatless monday. yum can't wait!

  202. I made these today and had trouble with how wet the burgers were. I added some oats to the mixture and it was still too runny. I then made another batch and left the egg out mixing the 2 together in hopes it would stick together better. It is a little better but still seems runny, should i just try to make patties and freeze them?

    • Mine was really pretty runny too, kind of the consistency of a thick pancake batter. I just poured them out onto the wax paper and put them in the freezer. It worked great, they peeled right off and went straight into the skillet!!

    • Had this issue too–luckily, it seems to be about 2 cups even b/c i just used a half cup measuring cup and poured out four patties–pretty much like pancakes.

    • p.s. a whole tbsp of cumin seemed like a bit much, could only bring myself to do half. That being said, this looks like a great recipe and i'll be so happy if I can finally do away with the boxed/processed black bean burgers 🙂

  203. I made these over the weekend and kept them frozen until last night. They're delicious. Instead of using chipotle mayo (too spicy for some in my house as well) I did a cumin/chili powder/teeny bit of sofrito mayo. It came out great!

  204. Do you know the calorie count without the bun, mayo etc? Just the patty?

  205. Tried this recipe tonight and it was a big hit, thank you for sharing your recipes and knowledge, also love the Points+ listed, really helps!

  206. I'm new at this, so this may be a stupid question (not to mention I've never used a food processor, but intend to in order to make these!). I got confused when the recipe got to the part about adding the oats, then eggs and spices – do I add them by stirring with a spoon or do they need to be "food processed" as well?

    • These are processed together into a paste. See the picture where she folds the veggie/egg paste into the mashed black beans. I just made this and loved it.

  207. I have been wanting to try black bean burger and this is certainly the way to do it with the chipotle may and avocado!

  208. This is not gluten free recipe Gina, since you have used wheat buns.

  209. I did the prep for these last night (made and froze the burgers) and I made the chipotle mayo and sliced the avocado today. I was a little nervous, as mine came out a little thinner than the picture, and I had to add a bit more oats than specified to make it all come together. They were SOOOOO yummy!! I will definitely be making these often!

  210. I can't wait any more after seeing this post! How Many Calories Counter

  211. This may be a sad sad ending to my night… I made the burgers but didn't have wax paper. I didn't want to go back to the store again so I used aluminum foil. Currently all 4 patties are frozen together 🙁 Hoping they will defrost just a bit so I can get them apart. I shouldve known better with the foil. I wasn't thinking. Hoping I can try them tonight. If not I am definitely making them again tomorrow. here's hoping!

  212. I never ever cook but want to start and tried this. I loved them. The avocado and chipotle mayo add so much too!

  213. How long do you put the patties in the oven for?

    • Did you put them in for 7-8 mins? I think that's what it means? I am making them now and might bake them…

  214. I made these last night and they were awesome! Tip for the black beans: use your salad spinner! They get really dry really fast.

    I make 90% of my meals from your site. Thank you for helping people continue with their weight loss in such a delicious way. 🙂

  215. These are amazing! The combination of flavors is perfection. Thank you for the recipe.

  216. Mmm… I love a good black bean burger! The chipotle mayo with the creamy avocado sounds amazing on top! I love that you can freeze them too, how long do last in there?

  217. Hi Gina,

    My son and I made these for dinner last night. We really enjoyed them. The chipotle mayo with the avocado made the burger. Even my picky husband enjoyed the bite he tried. I'm going to make them for everyone next time.


  218. Made these last night and ate them tonight. They were delicious – much better tasting than I had expected and the texture was perfect. Not too dry, not too moist. I used a deli flat instead of a hamburger bun (because it was all I had) and it was still QUITE delicious. To be honest, I think I prefer it to a "regular" burger. (don't tell, though) 🙂

  219. You are amazing Gina!! Thank you for coming up with this recipe. We've recently went from vegetarian to vegan as a family of going on 9. I usually sub ground chia seed gel for eggs do you think it would work in these burgers?


  220. I can't wait to make these. My 11 mo old LOVES black beans. So glad these are freezer-ready too. Thanks!

  221. Yum I put chipotle mayo on everything! I use half fat free Greek yogurt and half light mayo, with the chipotle peppers in adobo and a little bit of chipotle chili powder. I love!

  222. Thank you so much for this recipe. The frozen bean burgers are getting very expensive. Homemade ones are better and far less expensive..

  223. I keep batches of sofrito in the freezer – I wonder if I can just used that instead of chopping the peppers, garlic, etc, since all of that stuff is in the sofrito already?

  224. I love it, i'll make them soon. Have a nice day! 😀

  225. Hi Gina, I was curious how you think these would hold up on an actual grill?


  226. you have really outdone yourself with this one, love it!

  227. We just had these tonight. A few bites in I realized they reminded me of falafel. I love falafel, so this wasn't a bad thing.

    • I was actually wondering what I would have to do to make it more like falafel…use chickpeas, bulgar (but I'm ok with oats, too), parsley…oh! I need to look into this. Or, hey, Gina!!! How about a falafel recipe?

      My burger mix is chilling in the freezer. Can't wait to try them tonight!

  228. I love trying any variation of a black bean burger I can and the addition of the chipotle sauce is perfect!!

  229. I just finished eating one of these burgers. OMG! I absolutely love this burger. I crumbled it up into a bed of lettuce and topped it with some reduced fat cheese, salsa and some organic corn chips. What a great meal!! I am so excited about these burgers and will continue to make them. Thanks so much!!!

  230. These are delicious! My 11 month loved them too…minus the chipotle…I like how fresh they are, too…my son loves the veggie burgers, but never felt great about giving him morning star or garden burgers. Thanks for the base recipe…will definitely experiment with other ingredients!

  231. Oooo… I love the Morningstar Chipotle Black Bean Burgers from Costco. Now I can make my own! Thank you!!!

  232. This might be a dumb question, but is there any reason why you mash the beans and not throw them in the food processor with the other ingredients? Would it not have the right texture or not stick together as well? Just wondering if I can make it even easier. 🙂

    • I like to make things easier too! When I made burgers similar to this recipe, I used the food processor on the veggies first to get them cut up, then added the oats, beans, and egg, and mixed it up a bit more with the food processor and it worked fine. Just make sure you don't over process it, or they will get too mushy

  233. Yum! I've tried black bean burgers before but have failed. I'll have to try this recipe.

  234. Made these tonight for my hubby to throw on the grill with his regular burgers. It was fantastic!! I did add some jalapeno to the bell pepper/oat mix (I love hot) and it was just the perfect amount of heat. I didn't use a bun, but wrapped in lettuce instead! Will be added to my weekly "meatless" day! Thanks again!

  235. Hi can u tell me how many calories in the burger and is there anything I could use instead of the chipotle I live in Australia and don't think this product is available here. Really enjoy you great recipes.

  236. Conversation over black bean burgers tonight involved how the heack you don't have your own cooking show?! Made these with a side salad with your basil balsamic vinagrette from your grilled chicken salad recipe. Freakin' AMAZING!!!

  237. Making these tonight!! and extra for later this month 😀

  238. Making these tonight!! We love B3's in this house 🙂 Can't wait to test this recipe out!

  239. Delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  240. Are you able to post the nutritional info for just the patty – no bun/no mayo/no avocado?

  241. I just finished making these burgers. I used organic black beans and I also added re-constitued chipolte peppers. ( I like it really spicy.). When I went to form the patties, I used my hamburger form and I put plastic wrap on the bottom of the form, used my ice-cream scoop, and scooped the mixture into the form. I then placed more plastic wrap on top of the mixture, made my pattie and it lifted right out nice and neatly. I then put all my patties (in plastic wrap) on a cookie sheet and plopped them into the freezer!

  242. Soaking chia seeds in water forms a gel-like substance. May hold the vegan ones together. Chia is better for you than flax and doesn't have to be ground to get the health benefits……Look up chia seeds if you don't know about them. You can add it to a lot of things.

  243. 15 grams of fiber!?! That's awesome – especially for a burger. I'm definitely adding this to my meal plan for the week.

  244. I feel like you read my mind with this. Literally yesterday I was thinking about making veggie burgers – I love black beans…. and here you are with this post! Excellent. They look lovely- not so obviously vegetarian, I bet I could even trick my family with this one!

  245. Not sure, I tested it with brown rice and they fell apart when cooked. The oats stuck better.

  246. I have a fav Blackbean burger from Morningstar that are ALWAYS in the freezer. I can't wait to try these!! Yum!

  247. hey gina..
    love your site…i love chipotle mayo too. i make it all the time. i put a squeeze of lemon juice in it to cut the heaviness.
    just sayin'..

  248. Thank you Gina for taking my suggestion and making it happen! I can't wait to try the recipe!

  249. Black bean burgers are also delicious with a slice of orange and topped with light mayo blended with orange zest and a bit of garlic powder.

    • I love this orange & garlic suggestion! Thanks! (I'm sorry Gina… I'm not a chipotle fan, so I'm always trying to make substitutions on your fabulous recipes. Thanks so much for your wonderful work!)

  250. Gina — do you think quinoa would be an adequate substitute for the oats in this recipe? Thanks!

  251. These look great. Thanks for sharing!

  252. I do not like peppers, can I leave them out? If not, what can I substitute it with?

  253. I made these for dinner tonight with a few modifications and served them with oven fired pickles (based on your recipe too), and they were both a huge hit! Thanks.

  254. Love black bean burgers. Especially now that summer is here and we are always grilling something. It can be a nice change of pace from the regular beef burger. I have never seen them with oats though – I will definately be giving this version a try!

  255. Where do you find your gorgeous avocados??? Every time you photograph something with avocado in it, they're so pretty.

  256. Looove this! And the toppings on this really make the burger go from great to awesome!

  257. I've tried black bean burgers before and they were a complete fail! This recipe looks so much better than the one I tried though. I bet their great! I haven't found a skinnytaste recipe yet that hasn't turned out wonderfully so, I have no doubt these would too. Love your site Gina! 🙂

  258. I don't really like black bean burgers, but loving the Chipotle Mayonnaise idea! And I have a can of Chipotle in Adobe in my pantry right now!

  259. What would happen if you used a lighter bean instead of Black Beans – my family isn't a huge fan of them.

    • I was also wondering if I can use cannellini perhaps? Your recipes are wonderful! Thank you so much!

    • I'm sure any bean would work. I was planning on trying it with others.

    • Gina, thank you for making the kitchen an exciting place for me again! I love your site! I am so ready to try this out, but am curious about two things–does it HAVE to be *canned* beans or will it turn out just as well doing the ol' soak and boil kind? I'm trying to cut back on sodium. And assuming that using dry beans is ok, how much difference would it make, if any, in the overall outcome of the recipe….best guess?

  260. Great photos – bean burgers are so versatile!

  261. Looks Delicious! I love all your recipes. Every single one I try is amaze!

  262. These look great!!

    *Must buy food processor*

    • If you don't want or have room for a large food processor you can buy a smaller one and I find they work well for most small recipes.

  263. This look awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  264. Think I could microwave these bad boys or would that be a total disaster?

    This looks delsih. Thanks!

  265. This looks delish…I wonder if my husband would notice that it's meatless if I made it…hmmmm 🙂 Can't wait to try it!!

    • Yes, I think he would, LOL But he might like it?

    • I've been shocked at the number of meatless recipes on this website that my husband has not only liked but asked for me to make it again! Gina is a genius!

      We have quite a few meatless meals a week now, when before that was unheard of! (unless if it was just regular spaghetti).

  266. This looks like a great recipe to try for my daughter who has quite a dislike for red meat. It's also nice to get away from having meat everyday and try something different. I'm definitely going to try to make these.

  267. So excited to try this!! Great job!!

  268. This looks SO good! Yum!

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  269. My kind of burger! Pinning it now!

  270. I am wondering how you got these so perfectly formed into patties? any tips? they look so yummy!

  271. How many calories are in just the patty?


    • My calorie counter has the patties at about 180 calories, 28 carbs, 3 fat, and 9 protein. Hope that helps 🙂

  272. What can I do to make this vegan?

  273. How many calories/fat/sodium/fiber without the avocado?

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  275. YUM~!!!Thanks for being a great recipe creator! You have a gift!

  276. Just wanted to let you know that I absolutely LOVE your blog. I've pinned and reblogged and tried several of your recipes and they're all SO yummy! Thanks so much for sharing. You're definitely livening up our summer food.

  277. Is there any substitution for the egg? My bf is vegan but I would really like to find a way to make this for him!

    • Don't know if this egg sub. will work for this recipe, but I use it all the time in baking and it makes the best cakes, cornbread: In. place of one egg bring 3 tablespoons of water to a boil, add 1 tablespoon of flaxseed and cook on medium low heat for 2 minutes….that's it!

    • I can make them again, and see it they work without the egg?

    • I've never used it, but maybe try Ener-G Egg Replacer?

    • You might want to try replacing the egg with chia gel. Search for instructions on using it as an egg substitute.

    • You can also replace an egg by using 2 tbsp of cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp of water.

    • I used ground flax seed (as mentioned above) and it worked great in this recipe. I just cooked one for lunch and it held together great. For 1 egg, mix 1tbsp of ground flax with 2 tbsp of water in a small bowl, stir well, then let sit a few minutes until it's goopy like an egg.

    • you can use half a block of tofu, pressed of the liquid. i put it in a blender (no processor with the other ingredients. Got that tip from a Mark Bittman article

    • Wow thanks for all the egg replacement advice. My husband has an egg allergy so I usually skip over recipes with egg or eliminate it all together.

  278. I have been scouring the internet for WW-friendly black bean burgers for months. I absolutely love the Spicy Black Bean Burgers from Morningstar, but haven't had one since moving to Germany 2 years ago. I think I'll make these a lot this summer!

    Thanks so much for this recipe and this site. 80% of my meals are based on your recipes!1

  279. I don't eat much meat (seafood mostly these days) but I love your recipes so I'm really happy when I see vegetarian recipes. I can't wait to try this!

  280. Thank you so much for another great recipe. Your recipes never disappoint. I am a vegetarian and with summer here, it will be great to have a go to "burger" recipe. I very much dislike the taste of store purchased "fake meat" and most are full of sodium and overly processed. This looks like a healthy and tasty "burger” that happens to be vegetarian.

  281. Perfection! I love black bean burgers, and this recipe looks fantastic. 🙂

  282. This looks amazing. I can't wait to make it. Thanks so much for sharing.

  283. Light buns average 3 PP each.

  284. What are the points for just the burger patty? And just the mayo? Thanks!

  285. Meatless Mondays is a great idea! Freezing your burgers before baking is a good tip. There's nothing worse than a burger that falls apart on the grill.

    • These really need to be frozen or they won't work.

    • We don't eat canned beans, has too much sodium for my husband. So can I use dry beans? We make everything from scratch in our house. Gina everyone in my house really love your recipes. Everything I have made from your site has been a big hit.

    • I cook my own beans (black, white, pinto, etc). Soak about 2 pounds overnight. Drain, rinse, and then cook in plenty of water until just done (about 45 minutes? I don't time it). Let cool, place into ziploc freezer bags 2 cups at a time, and freeze flat. One bag is essentially the equivelant of one can, with no sodium. Hope that helps.

    • Kris,
      Everytime we cook black beans in the pressure cooker ( or any beans for that matter) they always turn into overcooked beans. Everywhere I have looked for directions to cook them it's always the same instructions. Any advice on how to cook them in the pressure without them turning into refired? And thank you for your help. Also, do you freeze with or without liquid?

    • I buy organic black beans and they only have 85 mg of sodium. Check labels, there are often lower sodium options these days for most canned items. However, bagged beans are VERY inexpensive! 🙂

    • Rinsing canned beans also helps to eliminate excess sodium.

    • This works for me just fine when I cook them fresh, weird.

  286. Those look amazing!! Can't wait to try them.