Tex-Mex Black Bean Burgers
Tex-Mex Black Bean Burgers

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This Recipe

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Serves: 6
  • Start to Finish: under 1 hour
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving:
Total Calories: 456kcal (23%)
  • 462mg (19%) Sodium
  • 75g Carbs
  • 16g Fiber
  • 8g (13%) Fat
  • 4g (21%) Saturated Fat
  • 1g Sugars
  • 23g Protein
  • 207mg (21%) Calcium
  • 5mg (27%) Iron
456kcal (23%)462mg (19%)75g16g8g (13%)1g23g4g (21%)
Satisfy your burger craving, sans-meat, with these southwestern-style sandwiches.


  • 1 cup instant brown rice
  • 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 4-ounce can chopped green chilies
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce with 1 teaspoon sauce from can
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 ounces shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 6 4-inch whole-wheat pita pockets
  • 8 tablespoons prepared salsa (mild, medium or hot)
  • Cooking spray



1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/4 cups water to a boil. Add rice and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes. 2. Transfer to a food processor. Add next 4 ingredients and process until smooth (you may leave some beans whole, if desired, to add texture). Shape mixture into 6 patties, each about 2 inches thick. 3. Coat a grill pan or large griddle with cooking spray and set pan over medium heat. When pan is hot, add burgers and cook 5 minutes per side, until golden brown on both sides. 4. Top burgers with cheese, cover pan with a lid or foil and cook 1 minute, until cheese melts. Place burgers inside pita pockets and top each burger with 1 1/2 tablespoons salsa.
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