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Black Bean Burgers

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Black Bean Burgers

Black Bean Burgers

Fiona Haynes
Black bean burgers make a great alternative to regular burgers. Even my hamburger-loving husband thinks these are really good. Perhaps a bit fragile for the grill, these burgers cook very well in a hot oven, or in a nonstick skillet for three or four minutes per side. Serve in a whole grain bun with low-fat sour cream, a slice of avocado, and plenty of salsa.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 15-ounce can low-sodium black beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro


Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a fork or potato masher. Add breadcrumbs, onion, tomato sauce, cumin and cilantro. Blend with a fork. Form into 4 patties.

Bake for 15 minutes. Remove carefully with a spatula

Per Serving: Calories 137, Calories from Fat 8, Total Fat 0.8g (sat 0.2g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 320mg, Carbohydrate 25.9g, Fiber 5.8g, Protein 6.3g

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 5 out of 5
Black Bean Burgers, Member TiLyn

This was absolutely fab! I live in England and could not find any cilantro so used just a bit more cumin. I enhanced it by taking the tops off and deseeding miniture peppers - put them under the grill/broiler for a minute or so on each side to soften them - then stuffed them with cheese with chili flakes - and formed the burger around the pepper. Might have added to the fat content, but the amount of cheese was smaller than a matchbook. My husband absolutely loved this!

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