The flavor of the black bean is so simple yet so delicious! Paired with this Mexican coleslaw, you really have a winner. Spicy, smokey, citrus, tons of texture, and ultimately healthy for you!

Jalapeño Black Bean Patties With Mexican Coleslaw [Vegan, Gluten-Free]







To Make the Patties:

  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 jalapeno, de-seeded, rough chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup oats – pulsed into flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon each of cumin, coriander, and oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt (or to taste)

To Make the Slaw: 

  • 3 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 ears corn or equivalent frozen corn thawed
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup vegan mayo
  • 2-3 tablespoons chipotle adobo sauce (from a can)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin and chili powder
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place jalapeno, red onion, and garlic in a small skillet with 1 tablespoon oil. Cook until the onion begins to turn translucent (about 5 minutes) just to take the edge off of the flavors.
  2. Dump all patty ingredients into a food processor and pulse until mostly smooth. Having some whole beans is totally fine!
  3. Place mixture in a bowl and let set in fridge for about 15 minutes (can prep slaw during this time)
  4. After the mixture has set, divide into 4 patties and place in a lightly greased skillet to sear each side.
  5. Make the dressing: mix the mayo, chipotle adobo sauce, spices, lime, and salt and pepper in a bowl. You can add a tablespoon of water if you want to dilute. Mix well and set aside
  6. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, carrots, red pepper, onion, corn, pumpkin seeds, and cilantro. Top with dressing and mix well! Adjust seasoning as needed.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving Calories: 565 | Carbs: 57 g | Fat: 33 g | Protein: 26 g | Sodium: 586 mg | Sugar: 9 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.