Homemade Cilantro Bean Burgers Recipe
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Homemade Cilantro Bean Burgers Recipe

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These pantry-friendly bean burgers are a tempting alternative to beef. Cilantro, cumin and lime juice add a lively Latin kick.—Dorothy Andrews, Grafton, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 3 teaspoons cornmeal
  • 3 teaspoons canola oil
  • Salsa, guacamole and tortilla chips, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 patty (calculated without optional ingredients): 242 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 551mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 9g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a food processor, combine the first 10 ingredients; cover and pulse until blended. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in bread crumbs and egg substitute; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Shape bean mixture into four 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: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cilantro Bean Burgers in The Taste of Home Cookbook 2010, p288

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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