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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
Healthy Test Kitchen Approved
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 burger equals 357 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 807 mg sodium, 65 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber, 14 g 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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Reviewed May. 17, 2013

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

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."

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

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

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."

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!"

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