Chipotle Black Bean Mushroom Burgers

view of black bean mushroom burger


Chipotle Black Bean Mushroom Burgers

Chipotle Black Bean Mushroom Burgers are naturally vegan and totally delicious. The rich flavour of the beans combined with the earthiness of the mushrooms means that even meat eaters feel satisfied after eating one of these. Best of all they’re a doddle to make. 

If you are like me, and trying to follow a more plant based diet a couple of times a week, add this recipe to your repertoire. These Chipotle Black Bean Mushroom Burgers even look like beef!


What’s in these burgers?

These black bean mushroom burgers are made with just one can of black beans, so this dish is very economical to make. I’ve also used plain white mushrooms but you could add extra flavour by using shiitake mushrooms or other varieties. 

The rest of the ingredients in this dish are half an onion, finely chopped, a clove of garlic and a good handful of chopped coriander.

For flavour I’ve used chipotle paste, which give these burgers a wonderfully smokey taste with a bit of heat. If you can’t get hold of the paste use a teaspoon of chilli powder and half a teaspoon of smoked paprika. I’ve also added half a teaspoon of black pepper but no salt. I find that canned beans often have salt added when they are processed.

For binding, I use  two tablespoons of flour but you could use fresh breadcrumbs. These burgers are delicate so you could add an egg, if you are not vegan, but this will add to the moisture content so you will need to up the flour or breadcrumb amount.

picture of four black bean mushroom burgers in a frying panMaking the chipotle black bean mushroom burgers.

You can make these burgers by hand or b using  a food processor. Either way, it is important to rinse the canned beans in plenty of cold water to start in a colander. Next, take a few sheets of kitchen paper and pat dry the beans to remove as much moisture as possible. You may prefer to line a baking sheet with  kitchen paper  and lay them out in a single layer then cover them with another layer. Please don’t miss this bit out or you will find the burgers difficult to work with.

By hand

Put the black beans in a large bowl with the pepper and chipotle paste. Use a fork or potato masher to break the beans up. You are not aiming for a puree as it’s nice to have some texture.

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. If the mixture seems too wet add another tablespoon of flour or breadcrumbs. Divide the mixture into four patties and lay on a tray of grease proof paper.  I used crumpet moulds for ease but it’s easy to get a round shape. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to give them a chance to firm up.

Using a food processor

Simply put all of the ingredients into the food processor, after the beans have bean dried, and pulse three times before dividing into patties. 

view of black bean mushroom burger

Cooking and serving the burgers.

When you are ready to cook, heat a tablespoon of oil in  a frying pan over a medium heat and cook for 4 minutes before carefully turning over for a further 4 minutes. 

Fill  a toasted bun with your favourite accompaniments, some spicy relish or mayonnaise and enjoy.

I guarantee that even confirmed meat eaters will enjoy these burgers!

Similar recipes.

If you like these Chipotle Balck Bean Mushroom Burgers you will love my Vegan Falafel Burgers with Coriander Pesto.

pile of vegan falafel burgers

If you eat fish why not try these Thai Fish Burgers

side view of Thai fish burgers

And, if chicken is your thing try this; Chicken Caesar Burgers.

side view of black bean burger

Chipotle Black Bean Mushroom Burger

Easy to make burgers spiced with chipotle paste, canned black beans, onion, coriander and mushrooms.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
chilling: 30 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black bean, burger, chipotle, mushroom
Servings: 4
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Amanda Wren-Grimwood


  • 235 g black beans canned, pre drained weight 400g
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chipotle paste
  • 10 g coriander chopped
  • 100 g mushrooms rough chopped
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tbsp oil for frying


  • Rinse the canned beans well in cold water then use kitchen paper to pat them dry.
  • Put all of the ingredients and the black beans into a food processor and pulse 3 times.
  • Divide the mixture into 4 patties and place on grease proof paper in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to firm up.
  • Heat the oil over a medium heat and fry for 4 minutes a side.


Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 420mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 15.9mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2.6mg
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22 thoughts on “Chipotle Black Bean Mushroom Burgers

  1. 5 stars
    I’m not a vegetarian but these MUST be on my meal plan this week! Can’t wait to try them! The addition of chipotle sounds great!

  2. 5 stars
    I love that you added mushrooms to your black bean burger recipe. So much flavor in this! Love it.

  3. Thanks Fiorenza. The only thing I find that is mushrooms do give off a lot of water when cooked. This can really have an impact on the burger texture so if it feels wet add a little more flour or breadcrumbs. Failing that use a dried porcini mushroom soaked in hot water then chopped. This will give you extra flavour without the water content.

  4. 5 stars
    Yes I’m like you, Amanda, I also want to eat at least twice a week following a more vegetarian diet and I literally loved your recipe, it was a true taste experience.
    I’ve used Portobello mushrooms, do you think I could use also champignon?

  5. Thanks Pam. My family is the same as we just want to eat less meat. We still need plenty of flavour and filling up and this dish works really well.

  6. 5 stars
    I made these for my husband and son and truthfully, I was a bit worried but they loved them! I love the kick from the chipotle! Can’t wait to make them again!

  7. I never made nor try black bean burgers before but now I definitely must make this for me and my family. This recipe sounds super easy and looks delicious. I bet we gonna love it.

  8. 5 stars
    While I’m not vegan or vegetarian I have been adding more plant-based foods into my diet, so this comes at a perfect time for me!

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