Salsa Bean Burgers

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 10 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 02, 2022
I created these based on a turkey burger recipe and wanted to make them even better for you. Use a favorite salsa with just the heat you like to make it your own. —Jenny Leighty, West Salem, Ohio


  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup salsa, divided
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split


  1. In a large bowl, mash beans. Mix in bread crumbs, 1/2 cup salsa, egg, cilantro and garlic. Shape bean mixture into 4 patties; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Cook burgers 3-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Serve on buns with remaining salsa.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger: 299 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 696mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 8g fiber), 12g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 lean meat, 1/2 fat.