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Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers

I think I just made the best thing I’ve ever made.  I know I say a lot of things are delicious, but this was phenomenal.  I got this recipe from Eat, Live, Run and wow, this is going in my permanent recipe book… for life.

Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers

They were so hearty, garlic-y and had a great kick with the jalapeño .  These black bean burgers are extremely healthy and vegetarian friendly.  The recipe calls for all natural ingredients and I only slightly panfried the patties.  I am not a vegetarian and I promise, even non-vegs will love this!


Here’s what makes these burgers so nutritious:

  • Beans are a great source of protein
  • Beans have a low glycemic index
  • Beans are good for your skin, as they are anti-inflammatories
  • One cooked cup of beans has 12-14g of fiber
  • Garlic has been proven to help your heart and immune system, due to it’s antioxidant content.  It helps to lower your cholesterol and strengthen your immunity cells.
For more bean facts, check out my Superfood Spotlight on Beans.
I was cooking for myself and one of my girlfriends so I only made half the recipe.  I wish I made the whole recipe so I could eat it all week.  Here you go!  (this is the full recipe, with my adjustments)
 
Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers
  • 2 cans of black beans
  • 1 T ground flax and 3 T water
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 T tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup corn
  • Olive oil for pan-frying
Jalapeno
Directions
Ground flaxseed and then add the water to it.  Let it sit for 5 minutes
Seed and chop the jalapeño and roughly chop the garlic.  Throw the garlic and jalapeño into the food processor, pulse until they are minced.
Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers
I got to use the food processor part of my hand blender for the first time!
Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers
This thing makes chopping so much easier

Add one can of the black beans, cumin, salt and flaxseed into the food processor.  Pulse until it resembles a mush.

Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers
Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers
Transfer the bean mush into a separate bowl and stir in the tomato sauce, breadcrumbs and corn.
Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers

Form patties and set aside.

Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers
Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers

Heat up the oil and pan fry them on each side for about 4 minutes.

Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers

 

Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers

I forgot to pick up hamburger buns, so I served it with Trader Joe’s Red Quinoa.  (I love TJ’s so much that I bought this in California, and flew back to Austin with it!)

Quinoa

I sauteed some spinach and mushrooms and served it all together for a complete meal!

Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers

 

Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers

 

Jalapeno Black Bean Burgers

by Kristin Hong

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Keywords: fry entree vegetarian

Ingredients

  • 2 cans of black beans
  • 1 T ground flax and 3 T water
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 T tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup corn
  • Olive oil for pan-frying

Instructions

Grind flaxseed and then add the water to it. Let it sit for 5 minutes

Seed and chop the jalapeño and roughly chop the garlic. Throw the garlic and jalapeño into the food processor, pulse until they are minced.

Add one can of the black beans, cumin, salt and flaxseed into the food processor. Pulse until it resembles a mush.

Transfer the bean mush into a separate bowl and stir in the tomato sauce, breadcrumbs and corn.

Form patties and set aside.

Heat up the oil and pan fry them on each side for about 4 minutes

Serve with a bun or whatever you would like!

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Kathy
    December 11, 2012 at 12:42 am

    I bet those would be really hot with the jalapenos!

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

    • Reply
      Kristin @ thefreshfind
      December 11, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      They surprisingly weren’t too spicy. I took out the seeds, so it just had a good kick. :) Thanks for checking it out, Kathy!

  • Reply
    Reba Cox
    December 13, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    This looks amazing. I take outthe seeds too, that way its spicy but dosen’t make me grab a sip of water after every bite!

    Reba
    http://www.notsoperfectlife.com

    • Reply
      Kristin Hong
      December 17, 2012 at 5:01 am

      Haha, exactly!! Thanks for checking it out Reba!

  • Reply
    Anonymous
    January 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Making this tonight Kristin!

    -Eric

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