Black Bean Burgers

Black Bean Burgers

This is a recipe I found in Cooking Light magazine. I served with a mango salsa (mango, cilantro, red onion, lime, garlic), but just as good served with traditional toppings - lettuce, onion, and ketchup.


  • 2 (15 oz) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup (2 oz) shredded cheese (cheddar, mont jack)
  • ¼ cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 egg whites


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mash black beans with a fork in a medium bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Shape mixture into 6 (1/2 inch thick) patties – you can use your hands or scoop out and form with a spoon. Arrange on baking sheet (lined with parchment paper for easier clean up). Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, turning once.
  3. Serve on a whole wheat bun with your favorite toppings.

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