1-2 whole chipotle peppers in adobo sauce optional
4 cloves garlic
2 15 ounce cans black beans drained and rinsed
1 cup plain bread crumbs
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 large eggs
Place onion, chipotle, and garlic into a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add in black beans and pulse until the black beans are partially chopped, leaving some whole or partial beans. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
Stir in the bread crumbs, cumin, salt, pepper, and eggs until well combined.
Divide up the mixture to form 8 patties.
When ready to cook choose one of the following options: SKILLET: Heat a lightly oiled skillet to medium-high heat. Cook for 5 minutes on each side.BAKED: Bake in a 400-degree oven for 5 minutes each side.GRILLED: Cook on an outdoor grill for 5 minutes each side.