Monday, July 1, 2013

blue corn black bean burgers


I consider myself somewhat of a black bean burger connoisseur. If there's one on a menu, I'm probably getting it.

Y'all. These are the BEST black bean burgers!

These are so easy to make, you can prepare them ahead of time, and they're absolutely delicious! The key is the crushed blue corn tortilla chips and lots of sharp cheddar cheese. I mean, how can that be bad?!

This would be fabulous for a Fourth of July cookout if you wanna make them on the grill instead of the stovetop! I'd recommend putting them on a pan on top of the grill, since black bean burgers can sometimes fall apart. That will make them easy to flip and keep them together.

Blue Corn Black Bean Burgers (slightly adapted from Fitness Magazine)
yields 4 burgers

you'll need:
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup finely crushed blue corn tortilla chips (I'm obsessed with the ones from Garden of Eatin')
1/3 cup salsa, plus more for serving
1/2 sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 large egg, beaten
1 scallion, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
olive oil
4 toasted hamburger buns (store-bought or homemade: I used this beloved recipe)
1 avocado, for serving

In a large bowl, use a potato masher or the back of a fork to mash beans until chunky, leaving some partially whole. Stir in crushed chips, salsa, cheese, egg, scallion, salt, and pepper. Allow mixture to sit for at 10 minutes.

Use your hands to form 4 patties. Place them on a plate, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 45 minutes and up to overnight.

Heat a bit of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add patties to pan and cook for 4-5 minutes. Flip and cook the other side for another 4-5 minutes.

Serve burgers on toasted buns topped with slices of avocado and as much salsa as you'd like. Enjoy!

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34 comments:

  1. These sound so healthy and yummy!

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  2. I loooove black bean burgers! These look great and will definitely be going on my menu soon!

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    1. Let me know how you like them! They are definitely a new favorite!

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  3. Oh my gosh, these sound seriously awesome!! I cannot wait to try them :).

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  4. These look great, I think I could even persuade my husband to give up his usual burger for this!

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  5. I love heart and healthy and this looks like a great option!

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  6. i cant wait to try it - i have never had anything crunchy on my burgers before.

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    1. Ohhh I love the crunch! Let me know if you give them a try! :)

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  7. Wow, these look so so delicious! Need to try for sure. Love the addition of blue corn.

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    1. Thanks Rachel! Yes, I love blue corn!!

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  8. Love this idea for a burger. It's much healthier too. Looks delicious!

    Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

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    1. Thanks Anne! Always great to have a healthier option I think :)

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  9. I've always wanted to try making black bean burgers and yours look scrumptious, Marie! Great flavors!

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    1. Thanks Georgia! You should definitely give this a go - they're delicious!

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    1. Thanks Jen! You know all that cheddar can't be bad!

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  11. I'm new to the black bean burgers...I'm learning to love them! Looks awesome...

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    1. Thanks Ashley! It's definitely important to have a good recipe for them - this one is a winner!!

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  12. This looks amazing! I have been looking for a good black bean burger recipe! Is this meaty in texture?

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    1. Thanks Sophia! These are so hearty, you won't miss the meat at all. And the blue corn gives them a nice texture too!

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  13. I've made these--we call them nacho black bean burgers! They're some of our favorites and now I'm craving them :)

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  14. Not a bean lover but the burger does looks lovely and not to forget sounds super healthy!

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  15. I always enjoy a nice black bean burger and these look good!

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  16. These sound yummy! Perfect for today! :)

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    1. Thanks Rach! Hope you had a great 4th!

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