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Cilantro Bean Burgers Recipe

Cilantro Bean Burgers Recipe

Seasoned with cilantro and cumin, bean patties make a tempting alternative to beef burgers. Jazz them up with a little salsa or guacamole. —Dorothy Andrews, Grafton, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1/2 cup canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons egg substitute
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornmeal
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • Salsa, guacamole and tortilla chips, optional


  • 1. In a food processor, combine the first 10 ingredients; cover and pulse until blended. Stir in bread crumbs and egg substitute; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • 2. Shape bean mixture into two patties; sprinkle each side with cornmeal. In a large nonstick skillet, cook patties in oil for 4-5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Serve with salsa, guacamole and tortilla chips if desired. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 patty equals 177 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 432 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 8 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.