vegetarian black bean burgers recipeEven if you aren’t a vegetarian, you will really enjoy these tasty black bean burgers from Cooking Light. The burgers are savory and the mango salsa adds a sweet touch and some extra nutrients. It’s a pretty simple recipe to prepare because once they’re assembled, they just need to be baked in the oven.

These burgers are nutrient-rich and filling. They pack a whopping 10 grams of fiber and have a decent amount of protein at 13 grams. You can add some chili powder or adobo sauce for some extra spice. Make sure to a good amount of cooking spray on the pan so the burgers don’t stick to it.


2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro, divided
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 medium jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
2 large egg whites
Cooking spray
1 1/4 cups chopped peeled mango (about 1 medium)
3 tablespoons chopped shallots
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 avocado, peeled and chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
6 (2-ounce) whole-wheat hamburger buns, lightly toasted
6 green leaf lettuce leaves

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Place black beans in a medium bowl; mash with a fork. Stir in 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro and the next 7 ingredients (through egg whites). Shape bean mixture into 6 (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Arrange patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes, carefully turning once.

3. Combine remaining 1/4 cup cilantro, mango, and the next 4 ingredients (through minced garlic) in a medium bowl. Place a patty on bottom half of each hamburger bun; top each with 1 lettuce leaf, 1/3 cup salsa, and top half of bun.

Nutritional Information
Calories 320
Fat 11.9 g
Satfat 3.9 g
Monofat 5 g
Polyfat 1.7 g
Protein 13.4 g
Carbohydrate 46.2 g
Fiber 10.1 g
Cholesterol 13 mg
Iron 3.3 mg
Sodium 777 mg
Calcium 201 mg

Source: Cooking Light

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2 thoughts on “Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers and Mango Salsa (recipe)

  • November 30, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Recipe sounds amazing. Plan on making these, this week!

    • November 30, 2014 at 9:03 pm

      I hope you love them!


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