Black Bean Burger

Black Bean Burger

Black Bean Burger

adapted from Gourmet magazine February 2009

serves 4


2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed (or use any beans you like)

1 Tbsp light mayonnaise

1/3 cup of whole grain bread*, cut into cubes

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp cumin

¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

¼ cup cilantro, chopped


  1. Combine one can of beans, mayonnaise, bread, and spices in a food processor. Pulse until a smooth paste is formed.
  2. Mix in second can of beans and chopped cilantro.
  3. Form four patties.
  4. Heat just enough oil to cover a large skillet over medium high heat.
  5. Brown the patties on both sides, about 3 minutes on each side, turning once.
  6. Eat on a whole wheat hamburger bun, or wrapped in a whole grain tortilla with your favorite toppings.

*Note: look for bread with no high-fructose corn syrup


1 burger per serving, 1 serving contains: Calories (kcal) 208, Fat (g) 3

Saturated Fat (g) 0, Cholesterol (mg) 0, Carbohydrates (g) 35

Dietary Fiber (g) 12, Total Sugars (g) 1, Protein (g) 13, Sodium (mg) 64