Black Bean Fiesta Burgers

I woke up this morning with a bad sore throat. Perhaps that's why I was in dire need of a nap last night around 7pm? So, I stayed home today to rest up. I'm not very good at resting, but today I did a decent job of laying low, reading, watching the Grey's Anatomy finale (holy intense!) and trying not to do anything strenuous.

Tonight, I was set on making something new for dinna. I settled on black bean fiesta burgers! I used a few different recipes to make mine.

In the mix:
1 can rinsed black beans
1/2 can corn
1/4 chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
1/4 red and green bell pepper
1 egg white
1/4 c dried bread crumbs (1 piece dry bread)
1/4 c or less of shredded cheese
chili powder
garlic powder
salt and pepper

First cook the onions in some olive oil for 5 min, then add the rest to cook for a few more minutes.

Let things cool a bit and transfer it all to a bowl. Here you'll add the egg white or whole egg and the shredded cheese and mix well.

Next, squish the patties together and place them on a greased pan to cook for 4-5 min per side.

Then put them on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 10-15 min for a crisper black bean fiesta burger! And add some sliced sweet potato for your side.

We had ours on Oroweat whole wheat buns w/ tomato, avocado, more cheese, mustard and ketchup inside. This burger has great flavor and packs a punch of protein. It would also be great on top of a bed of rice or lettuce.

This was fun new recipe to try. I'm currently watching The Bachelorette and some of these guys seem ridiculously cheesey. Did anyone else watch it? I just hope Ali doesn't get charmed by one of the duds. Okay, this sickie needs her rest. Off to bed!


Anonymous said…
YUM! Those look so colorful and full of veggies :) Not gonna lie, I made BB burgers the other night and they did Not turn out so well. I think I "smashed" them a little too much, it was a little different to create "patties". Heh, oops. I'll use THIS recipe next time.
I'm about to do something similar to my crockpot full of black bens. I cooked them for last night, but after a strenuous day at work I opted for pizza at a nearby bar with the basketball game on!
Those look really, really good. I love non-traditional burgers like that.

I hope you feel better soon. Sore throats are so annoying!
Anonymous said…
This receipe is a god-send! I'm having some friends over for dinner tonight who are vegetarians and I've been searching and searching for a good main dish to make. This looks just perfect!
Sassy Molassy said…
Just be careful not to put too much corn in the mix. Mine seemed a bit crumbly w/ the amount of corn I put in it. But who knows, perhaps just making this with beans and not using a food processor may be the reason for that.

I also have a "southwest pumpkin burger" recipe I'd like to make sometime. Unfortunately, last night I realized the canned pumpkin i had was spiced for a pie so it wouldn't have been right for the recipe I have.

Gracie-sometimes pizza at the bar is exactly what the Dr. ordered. In fact, I told the manfriend that we need to have regular pizza and movie nights (partially for relaxation factor and partially just so i don't have to cook).
Amanda said…
That looks like a party in your mouth!! Great job!
Run Jess Run said…
Holy crap those look good!!! I'll have to try those! I wonder how they hold up on the grill?
Sassy Molassy said…
Run Jess- On the grill, I would suggest putting them on foil as they fall apart pretty easy. Might stay together more if you mashed the beans in a food processor or added more egg whites??
Anonymous said…
I mushed the beans up a bit with a fork prior to throwing them in the pan. My patties held up pretty darn well.
Anonymous said…
these look amazing! must try them sometime : )

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