Spicy Black Bean Burgers

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 152.6
  • Total Fat: 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 26.6 mg
  • Sodium: 416.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 7.5 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    15 oz can refried black beans
    4 oz can green chiles
    1 cup bread crumbs
    ground cumin
    chili powder
    garlic powder
    onion powder
    red pepper flakes (optional)
    1 egg


Empty refried black beans and chiles into medium-sized bowl. Add bread crumbs and mix well. Do NOT add the egg yet, as you'll need to be able to taste the mixture as you add spices.

Add in cumin, chili powder, garlic, onion and red pepper flakes to taste. I like a really spicy burger so I add LOTS of each spice. Start with about a teaspoon of each and go from there to suit your tastebuds. Finally stir in the egg and mix well.

Take a large spoonful and form into a patty and fry on each side (using a non-stick pan or a little cooking spray) until crispy. Tastes fabulous in a bun or on its own with a flavored dip (I like to use a little mayo, dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar and Worcestershire sauce stirred together).

These are super easy to freeze into patties that you can cook at any time. Here's how I do it: pull off a piece of wax paper about 12 x 12 and put 4 good-sized spoonfuls about 2 inches from each corner. Put another piece of wax paper on top and press down to form patties. Then cut the wax paper in half each way to separate the patties. Once I've made all the patties, I slide them into a large ziplog bag and pop them into the freezer. I can pull out a single patty at any time and cook it up in about 10 mins, from frozen.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SOUTHERNORGANIC.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I especially love the wax paper trick. Smart. Can't wait to give these a try as I love black beans. I'm going to try cooking the beans from dry and then refrying them myself to keep the sodium level down. Hope it works! - 7/25/09

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  • Incredible!
    I loved this recipe thanks for sharing. I didn't have refried black beans so I just processed some from a can and it worked just fine. - 7/27/14

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  • Incredible!
    We really liked these. I used cornmeal on the outseide to help hold their shape. It added a nice crunch. I cooked all of them and froze them that way. - 10/23/10

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  • Incredible!
    I have made a recipe just like this without as much spice. I like to use it to stretch a meat burger. Use 1/2 meat and 1/2 beans. My fave is ground elk, the leanest! - 7/27/09

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  • I want to make these, just wondering ...is the purpose for using refried black beans more for consistency, or taste? I am trying to work out whether I could puree canned black beans to keep the fat content lower? Thanks :) - 7/27/09

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