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Build a better veggie burger with these simple Chipotle Pumpkin Black Bean Burgers! @cookinRD |

Chipotle Pumpkin Black Bean Burgers

  • Author: Sara Haas
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


Simple ingredients make a simply delicious burger.  Enjoy a fun, nutritious twist on veggie burgers with these Chipotle Pumpkin Black Bean Burgers.



For the burgers:

  • 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 12 teaspoons ground chipotle chili
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons panko bread crumbs, preferably whole wheat
  • 1/4 cup quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For the Cilantro Cabbage Slaw:

  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves and stems
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 cups shredded cabbage (green, red or both)


For the Burgers

  1. Place the beans in a bowl along with the pumpkin puree, garlic, chili, salt and pepper. Mix and then mash with the back of a fork. Stir in bread crumbs, oats and almonds.
  2. Scoop mixture in slightly packed 1/4 cup portions, then shape into patties.
  3. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium  heat. Add the oil and once hot, add the patties and cook 6 minutes. Flip patties over and cook an additional 6-7 minutes or until golden brown and warm througout.
  4. Place burgers on buns and top with cabbage slaw.

For the Cilantro Slaw

  1. In a blender or bowl of a small food processor, combine the cilantro, olive oil, water, garlic, salt and yogurt. Puree until smooth. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Place the shredded cabbage in the bowl and toss to combine.


Any extra burgers can be frozen in freezer-safe bags or storage containers.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Burgers

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