Black Bean Burgers

Just a quick note to let you guys know I posted the recipe for the Cilantro Black Bean Burgers. I’m still working on setting up the recipe tab the way I want it to be, but if you just click recipes the burger recipe is right there. I encourage you to try it and let me know what you think. The measurements I put are pretty exact but feel free to make substitutions or put more or less of certain ingredients. Experiment, have fun.

Please check back soon as I have some super yummy foods recently that I can’t wait to tell ya’ll about. Blueberry muffins  or Fudge Babies anyone?

Also, I still trying to decide if I should switch over to wordpress or stay with blogger. WordPress users feel free to let me know your likes/dislikes with wordpress. I’m also still pondering what I want to rename my blog (even if I stay with blogger I am going to change the name).

Cilantro Black Bean Burgers
* based on a recipe from Fine Cooking Magazine


3 Tbs olive oil
1 small shallot

1 small finely chopped poblano Chile
2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs*
1 large egg (or egg substitute)
1/2 tsp. pure Chile powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
3/4 tsp kosher salt

Heat 1 Tbs of the olive oil in a medium* sized skilled over medium heat. Add the scallions, poblano, and garlic and cook until beginning to soften, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a food processor and add the beans. Pulse 2 or 3 times to roughly chop. Be careful not to over process, the mixture should be chunky.

Transfer the mixture into a large bowl and stir in the cilantro, bread crumbs, Chile powder, cumin and 3/4 tsp salt. Shape the mixture into 4 equal patties, each should be about 3/4-inch thick. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Heat the remaining 2 Tbs. oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the burgers until nicely browned on both sides, flipping carefully, about 5 minutes total. Serve with Tomatillo and Avocado salsa

*I suggest making your own bread crumbs out of your favorite clean bread
*I suggest using a large skillet in the first step so you can reuse that same skillet to cook the burgers in

Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa
1 medium tomatillo, husked, washed and coarsely chopped
1 small shallot (a couple of scallions would work too)
1 small clove garlic
1/2 of a small Serrano Chile; more or less depending on the level of spiciness desired
1 large ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 Tbs. lemon juice
Put the tomatillo, shallot, garlic, and chile in food processor and whirl until finely chopped, about 15 seconds. Add the avocado and lemon juice and pulse until just combined. The salsa should be chunky. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Thanks for reading,
Ann Claire

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7 thoughts on “Black Bean Burgers

  1. wordpress…well I'll tell ya one thing..I don't wanta i'm guessing it's all good to me!! lol..I don't have really any problems with it. a tiny bit slow…but that's more than likely my computer. and i like the 'healthy adventures''s just need something sorta rhymish and catchy….but i'm not sure what…"Adventures in Healthy Teenage Cooking"…."healthy adventures with Ann Claire"..but i don't know if you're looking for something totally different. hope you had a great hump day!!! :)

  2. Hey Ann!Gahh I'll be sure to check that black bean burger recipe ASAP! Sounds delish, thanks! <33And I agree; fresh, ripe fruits are the one of the best things about this season. Hope to hear from u soon! Paola <3

  3. The burgers look really good! Names: eat, drink and be healthy food with thoughtI feel so clever… I'll try to think of some more if you still need help. Your blog is really good :)from lizzy

  4. Pingback: Spiced Up Black Bean Burgers « theflourishingfoodie

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