|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4g||6%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||4%|
|Total Carbohydrate 53g||19%|
|Dietary Fiber 10g||35%|
|Total Sugars 4g|
|Vitamin C 4mg||19%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
These spicy black bean burgers with cornmeal are made with black beans and salsa for added flavor. The patty is formed by processing beans, cornmeal, salsa, and spices together. Next, just pan fry or grill as you would with a regular burger.
The cornmeal and the whole wheat flour act as binders, so you can avoid those pesky crumbly veggie burgers. Feel free to use another binding method as well. If you've been frustrated with veggie burgers that just fall apart―it's a common issue for a lot of non-meat eaters―check out these tips for how to make the perfect veggie burger.
“This is a great vegetarian burger that holds it’s shape well AND taste good without having lots of ingredients. It’s a fool-proof recipe, very easy to follow and you can add any toppings you want. Cumin gives amazing flavor to this burger. Add some chili flakes to make it even more spicy” —Tara Omidvar
2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup whole wheat, or all-purpose flour
1/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1/2 cup salsa
2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Canola or vegetable oil, for the grill
8 hamburger buns
Gather the ingredients.
Place the beans in food processor and process until they are fairly smooth. Add the flour, cornmeal, salsa, cumin and garlic salt. Process until well combined.
Spoon the mixture into 8 equal size balls on a large plate and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours before cooking.
Prepare a medium (350 F to 375 F) gas or charcoal grill fire. Alternatively, use a stovetop ridged grill pan over medium heat. Coat grill or pan lightly with oil.
Form each ball into a 4-inch wide patty about 1/2-inch thick. Place the patties on the grill. Cook until browned and heated through. This should take about 4 to 5 minutes per side.
Serve your black bean cornmeal patties on hamburger buns with your favorite toppings.
- Don't use raw veggies in the burger. They contain a lot of moisture that, when heated, is released. This can lead to a soggy burger―a big no-no!
- Avoid the crumble. In this spicy black bean burger recipe, we use cornmeal to keep things together and prevent the patty from breaking into pieces. Depending on your diet, adding eggs to a mixture of ground flax and water, oats, breadcrumbs or wheat germ works too.
- Season the burger. Meat is flavorful and quite simply, beans aren't so much. That's why we include spices like the cumin, salsa and garlic salt. Avoid seasoning them with vinegar, Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce, as those can add too much mushy texture to the burger.