Black Bean Recipe

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This black bean recipe is easy, super flavorful and vegetarian to boot. We will be using canned black beans to make this easier.

Black beans burgers are a great alternative to beef. They are full of protein and very low in fat. They also taste great. Although I used canned beans in this recipe you can definitely soak and cook your own if you prefer.

You can go ahead and make a sandwich with these black bean burgers or serve them as I did with a cabbage, tomato, cilantro and lime salad. That will save you some calories. If you decide to make a sandwich go ahead and make it with your preferred condiments, lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickle. Perfect.

Here is what you need for this delicious black bean burger recipe:

Serves six
2 – 15 oz. cans black beans –drained and rinsed
1 large garlic clove
3 TBS mayonnaise
½ tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. dried oregano
1 small chipotle pepper (or ½ a large) – optional
1/3 cup bread crumbs
¼ cup minced red onion
1 TBS chopped cilantro

• Place on of the cans of drained and rinsed beans in the food processor.
• Place the second can into a bowl.
• Add the garlic, mayo, cumin, oregano. Chipotle and bread crumbs to the food processor. Process until beans are mashed and all ingredients are incorporated.
• Add the mashed beans to the bowl of whole beans. Add red onion and cilantro.
• Mix well and form patties.
• Heat a skillet with a little bit of oil. Add the patties and cook until bottom forms a brown crust. Flip burger and cook until second sides browns as well.
• Serve in a sandwich with salsa, sour cream, lettuce, red onion and tomato OR topped with cabbage salad.

1 small green cabbage head – sliced
2 medium tomatoes – chopped
¾ cup chopped cilantro
1 large lime – juiced
Salt to taste
• Mix cabbage, tomatoes and cilantro in a bowl. Add lime juice and season with salt.

Patty no bread or salad – CALORIES 220.75; FAT 4.41 grs (sat 0.48; mono 1.21; poly 2.06); PROTEIN 11.44 grs ; FIBER 12.77 grs; CARBS 42.07 grs; CHOLESTEROL 3.75 mg; IRON 4.11 mg; SODIUM 1702.68 mg; CALCIUM 146.96 mg

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!


  • February 18, 2014

    Rachelle Strachar

    yumm sounds so good. I will be substituting gluten free bread crumbs and making this for dinner!!

  • February 19, 2014


    Hi Rachelle!
    That sounds great! Thank you for stopping by! I hope the black bean burgers came out great for you!
    Mary Ann

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