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Chipotle Walnut & Vegan Black Bean Burger

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Searching for a great plant-based burger? Then today is your lucky day! I’m going to present one of the best veggie burgers I’ve ever made and tried — the Chipotle Walnut and Vegan Black Bean Burger!

Normally, a burger is a sandwich composed of single or double patties — grilled, pan-fried, smoked, baked, or flame-broiled — that’s made from ground beef and placed in between sliced buns or a bread roll.

But, in this recipe, I’ll use black beans, milled flax seeds, and walnuts as the main ingredients — making the dish rich in dietary fibers, potassium, protein, magnesium, and vitamin C. This bean burger will surely be a vegetarian delight for those on their special diets!

It’s very easy to make this tasty black bean burgers recipe at home. All you need is a food processor, a pan, and the ingredients listed. You can also add your own touches to your patties according to your diet needs.

You can even make patties ahead of time then place it in a container or zip lock then freeze them. Remember to put parchment paper in between burger patties to prevent them from sticking together.

Starting to be a fan of black bean recipes? You may also want to try my own version of Black Bean Brownies. Also, don’t forget to add this bean burgers recipe to your saved files! I’m sure you’ll love them as much as I do! Because who doesn’t love burgers, right?

Feel free to send me an email or drop your comments down below and share your experiences or feedback on this dish! Reading all of it helps me improve my dishes — as well as motivates me to work harder in providing satisfying and nutritious meals while helping you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals.

Have a great day fit foodies!


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Chipotle Walnut & Vegan Black Bean Burger

Ingredients for 4 hearty patties:

* Optional Substitution Note

  • 2 tablespoons milled flax (mixed with 3 tablespoons water)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup onion (red or white)
  • 1/2 cup (~56g) raw walnuts
  • 1 can (15oz) no-salt added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 chipotle peppers with 1 tablespoon adobo sauce
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 cup raw oats
  • sea salt & pepper to taste


Step 1

Mix together the milled flax and water and set aside.

Step 2

Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat.  Once it’s hot, spray with olive oil then add garlic and onion.  Caramelize for 3 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown and somewhat translucent, and be careful not to burn the garlic.

Step 3

Add the onions to a food processor, along with raw walnuts.  Blend for about 1 minute until minced.

Step 4

Then add only HALF of the black beans and then the remaining ingredients – except for the flax egg and oat. Blend for 1 to 2 minutes until well combined.

Step 5

Lightly mash the remaining black beans together in a bowl using a fork to create some texture for the burger.  Then add the bean mixture, flax egg and raw oats.   Mix everything together well, then season to taste with sea salt & pepper.  Cover the bowl with plastic wrap then place in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Step 6

Batter too wet?  add tablespoons of raw oats

Step 7

Batter too “crumbly”?  Add another flax egg (1 tablespoon milled flax set in 1.5 tablespoon water)

Step 8

Form four equal sized patties, then place the patties in the freezer for 20 minutes to set.  This will help them retain their form when cooking.

Step 9

Set a nonstick skillet on medium heat and once hot, generously spray with olive oil.  Add the patties and cook for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, or until the outside edges of the patty turn brown and slightly crispy.

Step 10

Enjoy the patty with a fresh salad or as a delicious postworkout hamburger.

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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!