California Black Bean Burgers

Enjoy these meatless black bean burgers topped with the works.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

1
can (15 ounces) black beans with cumin and chili spices, undrained
1
can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, undrained
1
cup plain dry bread crumbs
1
egg, beaten
1/4
cup yellow cornmeal
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
5
hamburger buns, toasted
1
tablespoon mayonnaise or salad dressing
1 1/4
cups shredded lettuce
3
tablespoons thick-and-chunky salsa
  • 1 Place beans in food processor or blender. Cover and process until slightly mashed; remove from food processor. Mix beans, chilies, bread crumbs and egg. Shape mixture into 5 patties, each about 1/2 inch thick. Coat each patty with cornmeal.
  • 2 Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook patties in oil 10 to 15 minutes, turning once, until crisp and thoroughly cooked on both sides.
  • 3 Spread bottom halves of buns with mayonnaise. Top with lettuce, patties, salsa and tops of buns.

Expert Tips

Coating the patties with cornmeal gives them a delicious crispy coating. If the seasoned black beans aren't available, use unseasoned black beans and add one teaspoon chili powder.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
385
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
940mg
940%;
Total Carbohydrate
67g
67%
(Dietary Fiber
9g
9%
),
Protein
16g
16%
;
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.