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Black Bean Chipotle Burgers with Summer Corn Relish

Hello Veggie
If you have a weakness for over-the-top veggie burgers, these are for you.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Burgers
Servings 6 burgers


For the burgers:

  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup dry quinoa cooked according to package directions
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced chipotle in adobo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 egg lightly beaten

For the relish:

  • 2 ears corn kernels removed
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch of salt

For assembling:

  • 6 burger buns
  • 6 slices of cheese optional (I like Whole Foods' Hickory Smoked Cheddar)
  • Sliced tomatoes crema or sour cream, guacamole, lettuce, sliced avocado, cilantro, red onion slices, and/or anything else you like on a burger


To make the burgers:

  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Use a fork to smash the black beans in a large bowl. You can leave some intact, but you want about half of them to be mashed because this helps the burgers stay together.
  • Stir in the quinoa, panko, garlic, chipotle, onion powder, and cumin. Mix well, taste, and season with as much salt as needed, then fold in the egg.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Divide the burger mixture into 6 equal parts and shape each one into a bun-sized patty on the parchment. Spray the tops with oil or cooking spray.
  • Bake the burgers for 10 minutes; flip carefully, spray again, and cook for 10-15 minutes more, or until slightly crisp and beginning to brown on the edges. (If you're using cheese, you can put slices on the patties in the last 3 minutes of cooking time.)

To make the relish:

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a small non-reactive saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

To assemble:

  • Put the patties on the buns and spoon the relish over the cheese. Top with anything else you like.


The relish can be made up to 3 days in advance.
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