A spicy but sweet bean burger

Chipotle Black Bean Burger

The meaty taste of the black beans, combined with chipotle chile pepper seasoning, makes these burgers a hot Daniel Fast menu item.

Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes (about 1 large sweet potato, peeled)
¼ cup oat flour (see Recipe Notes) or brown rice flour
½ tablespoon dried parsley
¼ teaspoon chipotle chile pepper seasoning
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Preheat oven to broil setting. With a potato masher or fork, mash black beans in a large bowl, leaving about ¼ of the beans whole. Mix in sweet potatoes, oat flour, parsley, chipotle chile pepper seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Scoop out 1/3 cup of bean mixture, and place on an 11 x 17-inch baking sheet that has been rubbed with olive oil. Flatten and shape into a circle with spatula. Repeat with the remaining bean mixture to make 6 burgers.

Broil 4 inches from heat about 7-8 minutes or until golden brown. Flip burgers carefully with spatula. Broil 2-3 more minutes, and serve.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

Recipe Notes

  • Make your own oat flour by placing old-fashioned rolled oats in a food processor or blender and process until fine (1 cup old-fashioned oats will yield about 3/4 cup ground oats).


  1. We tried these for dinner tonight. I thought they were pretty good. The rest of the family wasn’t crazy about them. They were really easy and quick to make.

  2. Thanks for your comment! I liked them, too, but they were “too spicy” for my daughters. More for me! 🙂

  3. I think you meant to say “1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained” … but you said 11 instead of 1. Unless you want a LOT of burgers 🙂

  4. Thank you! I revised the recipe last night and didn’t see the typo. Yes, that would be a LOT! 🙂

  5. I love chipotle. You have such healthy ingredients in this burger recipe. Definitely a must try!

  6. I love chipotle, too. Just last night I added a little to mashed sweet potatoes…yum! Hope you enjoy these bean burgers as much as we do. 🙂

  7. Heidi M says:

    Made these for dinner last night, even the picky husband really liked them. Will be making these again.

  8. Do you serve these on some type of roll or do you just plate them as-is? What about sauces? I’m new to fasting and want to do this right.

  9. I made these last year and they turned out yummy, but were very delicate. I had to be extremely careful flipping them and they were a little too mushy for my taste. I made them again this year and used more oat flour as well as whole wheat bread crumbs (no yeast, no sugar) and I also added some diced red onion into the burgers. They turned out perfect!

  10. Melissa Nevener says:

    Another great recipe! They kept their shape and were easy to flip during cooking. My ten year old said that he “could really get into this kind of eating with food like this!” What an encouragement! I served them with oven fries, green beans with rays of sunshine, and salad. Great meal!

  11. What do you eat these with? By themselves? or is there some type of bread that can go with it?

  12. Thank you! It sounds delicious. I will give it a try. 🙂

  13. Tamika P. says:

    My husband and I tried these burgers a couple of nights ago and as we speak my 13yr. old is helping make another batch. I’ve told all my coworkers about them. They are AWESOME!!! Our fast ends tonight but this will be a regular in our household. Thank you!! You’ve helped us for the last 3yrs and not only my family but my entire church is grateful!!! God bless!!

    • So glad you like the burgers! They one of my favorite Daniel Fast recipes, too. I appreciate your encouragement. May the Lord bless you as you press on to know Him!

  14. I have been looking for new burger recipes for a while, I am a bit bored with the regular beef burgers. This looks like the perfect recipe I was looking for!

  15. Can I make the burgers ahead of time and freeze them?

  16. I’m not a sweet potato fan. can I make them with red skin potatoes?

    • You certainly can, although the taste will be somewhat different. The sweet potato adds a nice sweetness to the recipe. But, if you make these with red potatoes, let me know what you think!

  17. My family and I doing the Daniel Fast this month we really enjoyed the chipotle black bean burgers….these were a hit with my family….I followed the exact recipe.:-)

  18. I have them in the oven right now for dinner tonight. I added cilantro instead of parsley and some cumin. They smell so good! I’m not a huge fan of sweet potatoes so I made some with sweet and some with white. I tasted the bean mixture if both and they are both awesome! This website is such a blessing! Thank you for taking the time to help all if us on our fast!

  19. My hunting husband said “I don’t think we are going to want to go back to eating meat! These are great!” Thank you for your encouragement spiritually and fantastic recipes that have kept us strong physically. You are a blessing to the prayer warriors of our nation. My grandfather always said the military chefs were the most important soldiers and you are one of the best!

    • Thank you for your kind comments. I love success stories! Yes, this recipe is usually a hit with men especially. I’m glad your husband enjoyed it so much! May God bless you as you hunger for Him!

  20. Out of curiosity could you use pinto beans?

  21. Can I buy these already made from chipotle?

  22. Sheila Britt says:

    Tonight is our first expertise with these burgers! As I have post on other items, I cook by sight. After reading other posts, I have made the following additions: flax’ egg’ for a binder, cumin & chopped green onion. I’ll let you know how they turn out 🙂

    • Sheila Britt says:

      They turned out very good! Thanks for another great recipe. I like a little more ‘stiffness’ (not dryness) so next time I’ll use a little more of the oat flour and flax ‘egg’ mixture. Now off to make the Corn Chowder & Cabbage Casserole (Rolls) for football party tomorrow afternoon.

      Thank you for your time! This site has been a blessing to hubby & I this week.

  23. These were yummy (used recipe as an outline). Thought I had black beans – didn’t.
    Used Black Eyed peas and the sweet potato. No chipotle – no matter. Used Cumin, garlic, Ginger, fajita seasoning. They broiled up great. My husband even said we could have these again (he’s not fasting.) Cut the “burger” in half and placed it in a corn tortilla with guac. Yummy!!!

    I also appreciate the oat flour. I used that in a smoothie and to whisk in some almond/coconut milk with a little olive oil to go on some brown rice pasta with mushrooms, onions and tomatoes. Yummy again

    Loving the website.
    Tonight trying to make a vegan, no bake peanut butter, oatmeal cookie (different site)

  24. Wow! That’s good! I tried it like you suggested with the avocados and it was very delicious. I also made one other adjustment. I don’t eat spicy so I left out the chipotle chile pepper seasoning and believe me, it took nothing from the flavor. Also I put the mix in qa bll in my hand and patted it into a flat disc and that worked good. Very easy to flip. Thanks so much for this recipe.

  25. Brandee U says:

    I just made these for lunch today. Although I am no longer on the Daniel Fast, I made them anyway because I liked the flavor. Since I am back to eating bread I had it like a real burger with wheat bun, avocado (used like mayo), lettuce, tomato, pickles, and the patty. But the problem that I ran into is every time I went to take a bite, the patty was oozing out of the bottom of the burger.
    My question is how do I make the burgers to where it would up like a meat patty?

    • Hi, Brandee! Your question is a good one. If you’re no longer on the fast, you can always add one egg to the mixture to hold the burgers together better. Adding more flour can help, too.

  26. This was my first burger recipe, which was cooked perfectly. Liked by my hubby too. Thank you so much, Kristen, for sharing this.

  27. Is it ok for me to use flax meal instead of oat flour or brown rice flour? I only have flax meal.

  28. I added corn to the mixture, and it’s delicious! Thanks for a fabulous recipe!

  29. Michael DeRosa says:

    I am just starting my Daniel fast for this year. I don’t know if you already answered this, but what can I use for a bun, that would be acceptable? Is Ezekiel bread okay to eat? Thank you for this website and all the information!

    • I’m glad to hear you’re doing the Daniel Fast! The only bread that’s allowed is unleavened bread (without yeast). Ezekiel bread is a nutritious choice, but, unfortunately, it’s not Daniel Fast friendly because it does contain yeast. These burgers are great without the bun! I like to top them with guacamole. Sometimes I’ll use a Romaine lettuce leaf for a “bun.”

  30. These burgers were awesome! We topped with some guacamole, tomato and onion and I served with kale chips!!
    Thanks for the great recipes and encouragement!

  31. I have never had a black bean burger before and this was really good (esp once I got the consistency right) Thank you. I can not do spicy so I left the chipotle chile pepper seasoning out and used a variety of other spices along with fresh onions and garlic.
    I also learned how to make my own oat flour! Thank you!

    • Hi, Rose! Thanks so much for your comments. I’m glad you liked the burger. 🙂 It’s one of my favorite Daniel Fast recipes! May God bless you abundantly as you seek Him through prayer and fasting!

  32. Michael D. says:


    I have been following the fast pretty closely, with a few exceptions. I felt really good about it and what God is showing me and what I am praying about. Unfortunately, I had a setback yesterday, which was day 7 for me. I took my 8 year old son out for dinner. He wanted chicken wings at a restaurant near our house. I was just going to drink water, but he really wanted me to have some with him. I told him I would only eat two. Now I feel kind of guilty about it. Maybe I didn’t set a good example. I am still keeping on the fast, but I don’t know if God is trying to show I need to press on, when I make bad decisions or should I start over again and consider today day one? I did this fast three years ago and a similar thing happened, but I did keep rolling and I completed day 21 and still saw some breakthroughs in my life.

    • Hi, Michael! I’m glad you wrote, and I appreciate your honesty so much. I can assure you that you’re definitely not alone. Satan would love nothing more for you feel like a failure and to quit. But the Lord doesn’t condemn you. And, yes, I believe He wants you to press on and to keep fighting in prayer! You might even consider talking with your son about what happened (on his level, of course). It might be a good teaching moment for you to explain how God forgives and helps us when we make mistakes. Either way, I believe God has great things in store for you, so now is not the time to let up. May God fill you with His power and peace as you trust in Him!

      • Michael D. says:

        Thanks Kristen,
        I believe you are right. I did use it as a teaching moment for my son. I saw your video the other day corresponding to day 9. You talked about affliction. The main problem I have been praying about his coming to a head. I have really felt satan afflicting me lately in different ways. Surprisingly though, I sleep very well. I feel a peace. I love the food I am eating. I have made some of your recipes and they taste as good if not better than food I have had at a good restaurant. I am not sure where God is leading me, but I am not afraid. I have been in this place before, where you don’t know how it’s all going to work out, yet I trust that He does and will work it out in His own way and timing. Your website and all the information is such a blessing to me. Thanks again. God bless you.

        • I like what you said: “I am not sure where God is leading me, but I am not afraid.” I pray you will continue to put your trust in the Lord to guide you. He has great plans for you this year!

  33. Made these for our Sunday lunch. They are so good! We had ours with onion, pickles, and tomatoes. Oven-baked sweet potato chips on the side. Delicious meal! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Great! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. This burger is one of my favorite Daniel Fast recipes. Thanks for your feedback! May God bless you abundantly this year as you seek Him!

  34. I have an old stove, and the broiler does not work. Any suggestions?