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Black Bean Chipotle Burger

Black Bean Chipotle Burger

This black bean burger is packed with flavor from spices and chipotle pepper; serve this burger at your 4th of July barbecue on a whole-wheat bun with your favorite vegan toppings!

Makes 4 servings


1/4 red onion, minced
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
1/2 cup cooked oats
2 tablespoons A1 Steak Sauce
6 roasted garlic cloves
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
1 cup cooked black beans
non-stick cooking spray, for sautéing


Sauté the red onion over medium-high heat until it just starts to turn brown.

Mash the beans, chipotle, onion, cilantro, cumin, black pepper, garlic, and steak sauce together until you have a rough paste (there should still be some texture to the beans, but the mixture should mostly be smashed). Add the oats. Stir the bread crumbs into the black bean mix and let it sit for about 5 minutes. Press everything together and add more bread crumbs, if necessary, until you have a tight dough.

Lightly oil your hands so the dough doesn’t stick when you form it into patties. Create palm-size patties. Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Sauté the burgers over medium-high heat until slightly browned on both sides.

Per serving (1/4 of recipe): 265 calories; 5 g fat; 0 g saturated fat; 16% calories from fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 10 g protein; 45 g carbohydrates; 3 g sugar; 6 g fiber; 332 mg sodium; 0 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 0 mg vitamin C; 0 mcg beta-carotene; 0 mg vitamin E

Source: 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart by Neal Barnard, M.D.; Recipe by Jason Wyrick of Vegan Culinary Experience

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