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Mexican Black Bean Burgers

Total Time

Prep: 20 min.+ chilling Bake: 20 min.


4 servings

My husband's a vegetarian so I love finding meatless recipes we all like. These burgers are not only easy to make, but they freeze well. We sometimes top them with chipotle mayo for a more smoky flavor. They're good with hot sauce, too. —Ellen Finger, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Mexican Black Bean Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 1/2 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 cup dry whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 4 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons salsa


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place chiles, onion, pepper and garlic in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Drain and set aside. In a large bowl, mash beans. Add the onion mixture, egg, chili powder, cumin and bread crumbs; mix well.
  2. Shape into 4 patties; transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Bake until heated through, 8-10 minutes on each side. Serve on buns with sour cream and salsa.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger: 354 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 751mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 12g fiber), 15g protein.

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