Black Bean Burger

Black Bean Burger
Contributor
Jane Bruce

This black bean burger is a delicious and hearty alternative for vegetarians.

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5
Servings
167
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3  Tablespoons  chunky salsa, plus more for garnish
  • 2  Teaspoons  chili powder
  • 1/2  Cup  cooked rice
  • salt, to taste
  • 3/4  Cups  cornmeal

Directions

In a medium mixing bowl, mash black beans until they're a thick paste, leaving some beans still whole so the mix has texture. Add all other ingredients and stir until well mixed. If your mixture is too wet, add a little more cornmeal, or if it's a little too dry, add a little more salsa. Form the mix into 1/2-inch-thick patties and place on a plate. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

To cook, grease a small pan and place on low-medium heat. Cook until heated through and brown on the outside, about 4 minutes on each side. Serve on a bun with salsa and greens.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
1g
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
33g
25%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
30µg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
12mg
1%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
18µg
5%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
53mg
17%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
139mg
20%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
125mg
8%
Water
20g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Black Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Black Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.