Heart Healthy Cookbook Black Bean Burgers

Heart Healthy Cookbook Black Bean Burgers

Dinner ready in just 30 minutes! These California- style, hearty black bean burgers are made easily in a skillet.


  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans with cumin and chili spices, undrained
  • 1 can (4.5 ounces) Old El Paso® chopped green chilies, undrained
  • 1 cup Progresso® plain dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 tablespoons canola or soybean oil
  • 5 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat mayonnaise or salad dressing
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3 tablespoons Old El Paso® chunky-style salsa


  1. Place beans in food processor or blender. Cover and process until slightly mashed; remove from food processor. Mix beans, chilies, bread crumbs and egg in medium bowl. Shape mixture into 5 patties, about 1/2 inch thick. Coat each patty with cornmeal.
  2. Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook patties in oil 10 to 15 minutes, turning once, until crisp and thoroughly cooked on both sides.
  3. Spread bottom halves of buns with mayonnaise. Top with lettuce, patties, salsa and top halves of buns.

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