Black Bean Burgers (Mexican Style)

  • Author: Katie Kimball


  • 2 c. cooked black beans
  • 1 1/2 c. cooked lentils
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 jalapenos or 2-3 tsp. cayenne (to taste!)
  • 1/4 c. cilantro (or 2 tsp. dry)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt (Use the code kitchenstewardship for 15% off of your first purchase)
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1+ c. bread crumbs


  1. Allow legumes to cool if you just cooked them.
  2. Whiz them in a food processor along with vegetables and cilantro.
  3. When mostly smooth, add salt and pepper, eggs and a cup of bread crumbs, then more bread crumbs bit by bit until a firm consistency is reached.
  4. Roll into balls slightly larger than a golf ball, then flatten with the heel of your hand into patties.
  5. Cook in a greased skillet (preferably cast iron) about 5-8 minutes, turning at least once to keep even doneness.


This is too spicy for kids.
Adapted from True Adventures in Money Hacking