spicy black bean burgers with chipotle mayonnaise

July 24, 2012


These have quickly become a favorite for Michael and I. We have been trying to cut back on meat in our diet for several reasons, but it has been difficult to replace some of our very favorite meals - like a good old summer burger. This recipe was the perfect solution and I think we can both say we were surprised at how delicious they were. They are Vegetarian, High in Fiber, and Gluten Free {if using GF oats (excluding the bun)}. Try them out, I promise you will love them! (not to mention they are healthy)

The following recipe I found on skinnytaste. One of my go to blogs for healthy eating!

Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise
adapted from All Recipes

Servings: 4 • Size: 1 burger w/ mayo bun + avocado • Old Points: 8 pts • Points+: 9 pts
Calories: 362.6 • Fat: 14.0 g • Protein: 18.1 g • Carb: 50 g • Fiber: 15.1 g • Sugar: 7.1 g
Sodium: 786.4 mg (without salt)
Patty alone, no bun, no avocado, no mayo: 4 pts plus  


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 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.


  1. Mm! I'm going to have to try this - we've cut back on red meat too. My body doesn't know how to break it down without making me feel like trash for days. Can't wait to try this!