First Published: June 11,2008… Last Updated: June 20, 2020
Spicy Black Bean Burgers are made with mashed black beans, a blend of herbs and spices, peppers, and corn kernels. They are shaped and dusted with a little flour to create a crust on the burger, then fried in a skillet with a little oil.
These are excellent for slider sized sandwiches. They can be enjoyed piled with your favorite toppings, but I personally love these on a toasted slider roll with a pile of homemade garlic dill pickles!
How I came upon this Black Bean Burger Recipe
I used belong to a cooking forum that was a group of friends I had made online that loved to make and share recipes. One of those members shared this Black Bean Burger Recipe and after I tried it, I knew I had to blog it.
I asked if I could publish her recipe here and was given permission. However, over the years I developed the recipe to lean include more of the flavors that we love. This black bean burger is so delicious with just the right amount of spice to it and has become a family favorite that we all enjoy often.
In a large skillet over medium high heat, saute the onion, garlic, oregano, red bell pepper, and jalapeno in 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil for 3 minutes, or until vegetables begin to soften and become translucent. Add the corn and cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the fresh oregano and cilantro and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mash the black beans. Stir in the pepper mixtures. Add the breadcrumbs, chili powder, cumin, and salt. Shape 1/4 cup of bean mixture into patties.
Heat the remaining oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Lightly coat the black bean burgers with a dusting of flour. Place the burger patty in the hot skillet and cook for 3 minutes on each side, or until patties have browned and have heated through.
Tips and Substitutions
Drain and rinse the black beans before using
Use a potato masher to mash the black beans. Mash them enough to allow them to start breaking down, but not into a paste
Use 1 teaspoon dried oregano for the fresh oregano
If you want to keep it lower fat, use cooking spray in place of the olive oil
Substitute fresh corn kernels for the frozen corn.
Make your own flavored mayonnaise to serve over top of these Spicy Black Bean Burgers. Mix 1/4 mayonnaise to 1-2 teaspoons horseradish for a creamy horseradish mayonnaise.
Serve like you would a regular burger topped with pickles, lettuce, tomato, and ketchup.
Use the Black Bean Burger as a base for a spicy eggs benedict.
Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
Welcome! I'm Shelby, author of Grumpy's Honeybunch. I have been sharing family favorite recipes since 2007. I started the Keto Diet in October 2017 and since then I have been creating Keto ... read more
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