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Black Bean Veggie Burgers with Chipotle Honey Mustard

Black Bean Veggie Burgers with Chipotle Honey Mustard

These smoky chipotle Black Bean Veggie Burgers are bold and full of flavor! Loaded with veggies and topped with an irresistible homemade chipotle honey mustard sauce, they'll impress vegetarians and meat-eaters alike!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Black Bean Veggie Burgers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 247 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin - Peas and Crayons

Ingredients

CHIPOTLE HONEY MUSTARD:

  • 3 TBSP yellow mustard
  • 3 TBSP dijon mustard
  • 3 TBSP quality or homemade mayo
  • 3 TBSP honey
  • 1-2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 tsp adobo sauce extra to taste
  • pinch of salt to taste

EXTRAS:

  • Burger buns or lettuce wraps
  • Cheddar or Pepper Jack cheese optional
  • arugula or lettuce
  • sliced ripe tomato
  • sliced or mashed avocado
  • PLUS all your favorite veggie burger add-ons!

Instructions

  1. Whisk together 1 TBSP ground flax with 3 TBSP water and pop it in the fridge to set.
  2. Skip the above step if using an egg instead of a flax egg.
  3. Next coarsely fork-mash 1 cup of black beans in a large bowl.
  4. Add 1/4 cup of whole black beans to the mix (it gives the burgers great texture) + set aside.
  5. Next saute onion, bell pepper, jalapeño, and half the zucchini in olive oil until tender, adding the garlic towards the end to prevent burning. This should only take a few minutes.
  6. Season the veggies with cumin, garlic powder, salt, and cayenne pepper, then stir to coat.
  7. Add the freshly sauteed veggies to your beans along with your chipotle pepper.
  8. Add 1 cup of oats to a food processor and blend until it resembles a coarse powder. This step is 100% optional, though I feel like blending the oats helps the burgers stay together a bit better. This is totally up to you since it's delicious both ways!
  9. Add the oats and the remainder of your zucchini to the bowl.
  10. Remove your flax egg from the fridge, add it to the burger mixture and stir.
  11. If the mixture seems too wet, feel free to add another 2-4 TBSP of oats as needed
  12. Stir to fully incorporate and roll mixture into four balls.
  13. For optimal burger shape, cup each ball in your hands and squeeze tightly, rotating as you gently, but firmly, press it into a disc.
  14. Place your burgers onto a plate, cover with foil or cling wrap and refrigerate as you prep your buns [or lettuce wraps!] and toppings. This will give them a little while to set. You can even leave them overnight and cook them up the following day. I often make one after about 30 minutes of chill time and cook up the rest the following day. Cooked burgers can absolutely be frozen and reheated. Score!
  15. READY TO EAT? Pour a tablespoon or two of your favorite healthy oil in a skillet and heat to medium-high, so the burgers sizzle when you add them to the pan!
  16. Cook for a few minutes on each side until you're left with a golden crust. and a warm center. Repeat for each burger, or cook two at once if you have a big enough pan! I'd skip crowding all four together just because they're a pain to flip when all up in eachother's business. A tip for perfectly shaped veggie burgers? While sizzling away in the skillet, I use my spatula to nudge the sides of each patty. This gently helps form the sides into a perfect disc. Works like a charm!

FOR THE SAUCE:

  1. Using a blender, food processor, or immersion blender, combine ingredients and blend until smooth. Alternatively you may mince the chipotle, smash into a paste, and whisk together with the remaining ingredients to make your sauce. Since they're super bold (and slightly spicy to some), feel free to ease your way into it and start with half of a chipotle pepper and then add more as desired, tasting as you go. Feeling saucy? Double the recipe and try it on EVERYTHING!

Recipe Notes

The burger itself is naturally vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free, so choose your favorite toppings and have fun with it!

FREEZER INSTRUCTIONS

Simply cook the burgers per instructions above, allow to cool a bit, and then freeze [spaced] on a plate or cookie sheet. Once they've had a chance to partially freeze you can wrap them individually and pile them in baggies or your favorite airtight container for fast food without the freaky ingredients. To re-heat, simply pop on a baking sheet in the oven for about 18-20 minutes at 400 F. Enjoy!

Nutrition facts below are an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Values are for the veggie burger patties; choose your toppings and extras then adjust as needed.
Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Veggie Burgers with Chipotle Honey Mustard
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 471mg20%
Potassium 504mg14%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 815IU16%
Vitamin C 40.6mg49%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.