Black Bean Burgers are a great way to change up burger night, especially when you have vegetarian fans in the house like I do.

To add some extra oomph to these burgers, I’m adding a chipotle aioli and topping with some guac, that really makes me not even miss the meat!

Black Bean Burgers are a great way to change up burger night, especially when you have vegetarian fans.

Black bean burgers might be intimidating to make at first. But after you learn a few tricks, they’re really not hard at all

I have a similar recipe I’ve made with quinoa. While its delicious, after testing this vegetarian burger alternative recipe out, I’m set on this method.

Black Bean Burgers are a great way to change up burger night, especially when you have vegetarian fans.

I’ve found the trick is two fold: drying out your beans in the oven for about 15-20 minutes at 300, then using egg as a binder.

And for a little extra flavor, don’t be afraid to add some sauteed chilis, onion and garlic!

Black Bean Burgers are a great way to change up burger night, especially when you have vegetarian fans.

Is it easier than making a traditional burger? Probably not. But man does it taste good!

Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Aioli

Course: Dinner
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 burgers
Calories: 818kcal
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Ingredients

FOR THE CHIPOTLE AIOLI

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

FOR THE BLACK BEAN BURGERS

  • 30 oz canned black beans rinsed
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped hatch chiles canned
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

GARNISHES

  • 6 leaves lettuce
  • 1/2 red onion sliced (optional)
  • 6 slices white cheddar
  • 6 slices tomatoes
  • 2 cups guacamole
  • 6 buns

Instructions

FOR THE CHIPOTLE AIOLI

  • In a food processor or blender, puree mayonnaise, lemon juice and chipotle peppers in adobe. Set aside in the fridge.

FOR THE BURGERS

  • Rinse black beans and pat dry with a paper towel. Lay out on parchment paper in a baking sheet. Bake at 325F until slightly dried out.
  • While beans are cooking, saute chopped onion, garlic and canned hatch chiles in 2 tbsp olive oil until transparent. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine beans, onion and pepper mix, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, Worcestershire sauce, egg and bread crumbs. Mix with a fork until smooth.
  • hand form mixture into burger patties. Fry on a skillet, or on your grill until internal temperature is 165F. Top with Cheese.
  • Add chipotle aioli to bun, then top with garnishes and black bean burger. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 818kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1738mg | Potassium: 892mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 847IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 303mg | Iron: 15mg
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