Black Bean Burger

Staff Writer
Black Bean Burger
Emily Jacobs

This is the ultimate vegetarian burger. Hearty black beans are loaded with flavor to deliver a burger that will satisfy the whole family.

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4
Servings
700
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 15 Ounces black beans
  • 5 whole-wheat hamburger buns
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 Cup cilantro leaves, loosely packed
  • 1 Teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoon lime zest
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese
  • For serving: red onion slices, lettuce leaves, pickle spears, mayonnaise, and/or your favorite burger toppings

Directions

In the bowl of a food processor with a blade attachment, grind 1 hamburger bun until finely ground into breadcrumbs. Pour into a small bowl and set aside.

In the same food processor bowl, add in the garlic cloves and cilantro. Pulse a few times until minced. Add in the beans and purée until smooth. Transfer to a mixing bowl and stir in the chili powder, lime zest, and breadcrumbs. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground pepper. Add in the egg and mix until incorporated. Divide mixture into 4 equal pieces and shape into round patties.

In a grill pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Grill the patties on one side, for about 3-4 minutes until brown. Flip over and add cheese. Cook for about another 3-4 minutes, until cheese has melted.

Serve patties on the hamburger buns with you favorite burger toppings.

Black Bean Burger Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Black Bean Burger Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
22g
34%
Sugar
6g
N/A
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Cholesterol
69mg
23%
Protein
37g
73%
Carbs
92g
31%
Vitamin A
115µg
13%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
5.8%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
21.4%
Vitamin C
3mg
6%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
3mg
15%
Vitamin K
23µg
28%
Calcium
389mg
39%
Fiber
19g
77%
Folate (food)
501µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
579µg
100%
Folic acid
46µg
N/A
Iron
8mg
44%
Magnesium
218mg
55%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
23%
Phosphorus
601mg
86%
Polyunsaturated
7g
N/A
Potassium
1750mg
50%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
32.9%
Sodium
497mg
21%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
82%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
6mg
37%

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