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Black Bean Burgers

Updated: Jan 22, 2021

Dust off the BBQ if you haven't already for these scrumptious black bean burgers that will have your family saying; "Can we have this tomorrow?"

Black Bean Burgers
Black Bean Burgers

Serves 4


  • 1 (16 ounces) can black beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 2-3 cloves garlic, peeled

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tablespoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon chili paste or 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/2 cup fine or medium cornmeal (you can substitute ground up oats or bread crumbs)


  • In a medium bowl, mash beans with a fork until mushy.

  • Combine jalapeno pepper, onion, and garlic. Then stir into beans.

  • In a separate bowl, stir together egg, spices, and chili paste

  • Stir the egg mixture into the mashed beans. Mix in cornmeal until the mixture is sticky and holds together.

  • Divide into four patties.

  • Serve alongside your favorite veggies

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