This blog is dedicated to high fiber black bean burgers! One of the most underrated super foods in my opinion is the black bean. First let’s look into the nutrition content of black beans.

One cup of cooked black beans packs in:

  • 15 grams protein
  • 15 grams fiber
  • Over half your daily needs of folate
  • Almost half your daily needs of copper, manganese, thiamine
  • A significant source of magnesium, phosphorus and iron

The nutrients in beans help…

  • Improve digestion and overall circulation.
  • Aid in heart health.
  • Fight inflammation.
  • Stabilize blood sugar.
  • Increase satiation (the feeling of being full).

How you can include black beans into your diet?

The next question is how do I include these nutritious beans into my meals? One of my favorite ways to incorporate beans into my diet is through black bean burgers! They’re basically just mashed up beans seasoned just as you would meat, and cooked any way you prefer. 

Did you know that is black bean burger recipe is in our cookbook? Take a look at this link for more information.


Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

Add more plants into your diet by swapping out your regular burger for a delicious chipotle black bean burger! Full of plant protein and fiber, it is a heart healthy option that is also super satisfying.
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: Fiber, Make ahead, Meal prep, Vegan
Cooking Method: Oven, Stove Top
Condition: Dairy Free, Diabetes, Nut Free, PCOS, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 burgers
Cost: $11.14


  • 1 15.5 oz can black beans low sodium
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1/2 onion small
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder if no chipotle chili powder, use 2 tsp chili powder, and 1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne, depending on spice preference
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 4 burger buns


  • Place at least half of the black beans (rinsed and dried thoroughly with a paper towel) in a bowl and mash well with a fork. Leave up to half of the remaining beans intact if you desire a little more texture.
  • Put the garlic and onion into a food processor until well chopped. Wrap the garlic and onion mixture in paper towels and squeeze out excess moisture. Remove as much water as possible or the burgers won't stick together.
  • Add the drained garlic and onion mixture to the bowl with the black beans. Stir in the chili powder, chipotle chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  • Add beaten egg to the bowl and combine. Stir in bread crumbs. Form mixture into 4 patties.
  • To grill, place burgers on a well-greased grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side. Or bake patties at 375° F on a lightly oiled baking sheet, for 10 minutes on each side. Or cook on the stovetop in an oiled grill pan, cook for 4-5 minutes on each side.


Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 627mg | Potassium: 608mg


Don’t forget your toppings!

Now for mine, I personally like to make a homemade chipotle mayo but you can always buy your own or add different preferred toppings.

Wanting more beans?  The next step is to check out some of our favorite black bean recipes:

Join us on our next Facebook Live episode coming up on 2/2/19 at 11am featuring this Black Bean Burger recipe with Registered Dietitians Klara and Kaitlin will be whipping up a batch of these black bean burgers!

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Because we love these so much, here is Kaitlin at her home making a meal with Black Bean Burgers:

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Looking for more recipes ideas and how to meal plan for you and your family?  Reach out to us at 301-474-2499 or at to set up an appointment with on of our Registered Dietitians!

Blog contributions by Rachael May, dietetic intern.

Klara Knezevic is a registered dietitian nutritionist based in Maryland. She has over a decade of experience in the nutrition field and currently serves as the CEO and co-owner of Rebecca Bitzer and Associates, one of the largest nutrition private practices in the country. Klara is passionate about sharing practical nutrition tips to help you feel confident in the choices that you make. Coauthor ofCooking with Food Sensitivities Survival GuideandNourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating.