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Black Bean Nacho Burgers

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Makes: 4 servings
Yield: 4 burgers Prep 25 mins Chill 30 mins Cook 12 mins View Nutrition Facts


  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup  finely crushed tortilla chips (preferably blue corn)
  • 1/3 cup  salsa plus additional for serving
  • 1/2 cup  50% reduced-fat grated cheddar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 scallion, white and green part, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon  black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 2 teaspoons  vegetable oil
  • 4 butter lettuce leaves (optional)


1. Use a food processor or a potato masher to smash beans until chunky, leaving some partly whole. Stir in crushed chips, salsa, cheddar, egg, scallion and black pepper. Set mixture aside 10 minutes, then shape into 4 patties.

2. Place patties on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight.

3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place buns on a baking sheet and heat in oven until warm to the touch, 4 to 6 minutes.

4. Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add patties to pan and cook until golden brown on one side, 4 to 5 minutes. Add remaining oil, flip patties and cook until underside is golden, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve topped with salsa and lettuce, if desired, on buns.


  • This flavor-packed burger has about half the fat of the fast-food version -- even with the cheddar and chips! Recipe adapted from Ten Dollar Dinners by Melissa d'Arabian (Clarkson Potter, $25)
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cmbitting wrote:

I thought these were great!!! I would definitely let them sit in the fridge overnight...I think that is what kept mine from falling apart when I cooked them. Will be making these again!

8/21/2013 07:43:21 AM Report Abuse
mbartles2 wrote:

I made these the other night for my daughter and myself when the guys wanted regular beef burgers. They were so good! The recipe made rather large burgers so in the future the only change I will make is to break them up in to 6 patties instead of just 4. Loved them!!!

10/28/2012 09:19:47 AM Report Abuse
katherineutc wrote:

These tasted great, but I had a real bad problem with them falling apart while cooking in the skillet, it was kind of a mess.

9/5/2012 10:54:55 PM Report Abuse
thegetoutgirl wrote:

These were awesome! Made them for a party with some vegetarians in attendance, but even the non-veggies were interested. Used shredded rice cheese with cheddar flavor and soy lectithin free tortilla chips to accommodate another diet. Now to work on the egg substitute to make them vegan :)

8/27/2012 10:44:40 AM Report Abuse
michelledamian1 wrote:

After getting some news about watching what my husband eats to get his cholestorol in check, I made this for dinner and it was a hit! I was worried he wouldn't like it and would just figure eating healthy was not for him, but I'm happy that it wasn't the case! Thanks for delivering great tasting healthy recipes to my mailbox!

8/19/2012 01:35:45 PM Report Abuse

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