Black Bean Chipotle Burger


If you're looking for a flavor-packed black bean burger, you've come to the right recipe. Chipotle peppers, cumin, and garlic add just the right spice, while corn and cooked brown rice make it possibly the most hearty bean burger you'll ever taste.

black bean chipotle burger
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
45 mins
Chill Time:
1 hr
Grill Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 53 mins


  • 2 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 14 ounce can whole kernel corn, drained

  • 2 cup corn chips, finely crushed (about 1 cup crushed)

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice

  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion

  • ½ cup bottled chunky salsa

  • 2 - 3 teaspoon finely chopped canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 8 tostada shells, heated according to package directions

  • Bottled chunky salsa

  • Thinly sliced radishes

  • Finely shredded green cabbage

  • Fresh cilantro leaves

  • Crumbled queso fresco cheese

  • Avocado slices


  1. In a large bowl mash half the beans with a potato masher or pastry blender until well mashed. Add remaining beans, corn, corn chips, rice, onion, the 1/2 cup salsa, the chipotle peppers, cumin, and garlic.

  2. Shape mixture into eight 4-inch patties, about 3/4-inch thick. Place patties on a tray; cover and chill at least 1 hour before grilling.

  3. Brush both sides of patties with olive oil; place patties on a grill pan. For a charcoal grill, place grill pan on the grill rack directly over medium coals for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned, turning once. (For a gas grill, preheat grill. Reduce heat to medium. Add patties on grill pan to grill rack, cover and grill as above.)

  4. Serve burgers on tostada shells. Top with additional salsa, the radishes, cabbage, cilantro, cheese, and avocado. Makes 8 servings.


Patties can be prepared as above through step 2 and frozen for 3 to 4 hours until firm. Place patties in an airtight freezer container and freeze up to 1 month. To serve, brush frozen patties with oil and grill as above for 8 to 10 minutes or until browned, turning once.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

347 Calories
15g Fat
46g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 347
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 699mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 14.8mg 74%
Calcium 212mg 16%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 566mg 12%
Folate, total 44.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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