Easy Cilantro Lime Black Bean Burgers
These Easy Spicy Black Bean Burgers have just the right amount of spice and a nice hint of lime. Switch up the menu for the BBQ and enjoy this simple delicious vegetarian burger recipe.
- 2 cans black beans
- 1 jalapeño seeds removed for less spice
- ¼ of small red onion
- ½ cup corn kernels
- 2 garlic cloves
- ⅓ cup cilantro
- 1 - 2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ -½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Juice of ½ lime
- ⅔ cup bread crumbs (more if mixture is too thin) whole wheat or gluten free, panko crumbs will work as well
- 1 egg or flax egg
- ½ teaspoon cracked pepper
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
In a food processor, process the jalapeño, onion, and garlic until finely ground. (You can finely dice them instead if desired!)
Add in one can or two cups of black beans, cilantro, lime juice and spices. Pulse until combined (there should still be chunks of black beans.)
Transfer the mixture to a medium sized mixing bowl.
Add in the rest of the black beans, egg or flax egg, bread crumbs, and corn and stir until combined.
Form into burger sized patties. (Sometimes I freeze this for about 15 minutes or so to help them form better into burgers.)
Grill over medium heat for about 4 minutes on each side.
You can also cook these in a frying pan over medium heat until browned on each side. Refrigerate leftovers for 5 days or freeze for about 2 months.
- The biggest issue with any veggie burger is getting them to really hold together. I have found that sometimes the mixture seems a touch too thin so adding more bread crumbs is a great solve. But my FAVORITE thing to do is to pop the mixture in the freezer for 20 minutes or so and then form them into burgers. This has made a huge difference!
- Spice level--take it where you like it! I play around with the amount of heat in these spicy bean burgers based on who is joining us for dinner. I have added a bit of siracha or hot sauce, or upped the red pepper for more spice.
- Don't overcook these spicy black bean burgers--please! If you over cook them, then they will be dry. And no one wants a dry burger.
- Depending on the size of the patties, this will make about 6-8 burgers.
Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 484mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 261IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 4mg