Grilled Black Bean and Pineapple Burgers Recipe
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Grilled Black Bean and Pineapple Burgers Recipe

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This delicious burger weighs in at a whopping 11 g of fiber and only a measly 5 g of fat per serving. The pineapple slices are a perfect topper for this tasty bean burger. Carole Resnick - Cleveland, Ohio
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup crushed baked tortilla chip scoops
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons chopped green onion
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 6 slices unsweetened pineapple
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 357 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 807mg sodium, 65g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 11g fiber), 14g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, mash beans. Add the red onion, eggs, bread crumbs, chips, green pepper, cilantro, cumin, chili powder and pepper sauce. Shape into six patties. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, green onion, mustard, honey, orange juice and soy sauce; refrigerate until serving.
  3. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  4. Grill or broil pineapple slices for 2-3 minutes on each side or until heated through. Place burgers and pineapple on buns; top each with 1 rounded tablespoon of sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Black Bean and Pineapple Burgers in Healthy Cooking August/September 2008, p16

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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[email protected] User ID: 1415883 173915
Reviewed May. 17, 2013

"These burgers are moist and tasty. Even carnivores like them!"

CherylLynn13 User ID: 6664956 88423
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"We love these burgers. My husband is a meat eater and he loves them. I've even made them for company and every time they request the recipe. I use a food processor to chop everything and add black beans last."

adamandliz User ID: 4079788 173914
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"One of my FAVORITES!! I bake them in the oven though. Super yummy!"

rwortham User ID: 5241248 175211
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2010

"Loved it as is! Maybe next time I will try it with crushed pineapple mixed in it instead of sliced on top."

babyjimmie User ID: 3789314 141609
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2009

"These were WONDERFUL!!! The sauce was unique and the grilled pineapple made them extra special. My boys ate 1-1/2 of them and my hubby 2-1/2!!! Very good!"

jenaveeve User ID: 876215 113753
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2008

"I thought these burgers were very easy to make and the sauce that you make with it, gives it much more of a taste. My kids and my husband loved it."

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