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Grilled Black Bean and Pineapple Burgers Recipe

Grilled Black Bean and Pineapple Burgers Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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