Bean Burgers with Adobo Mayonnaise

These hearty, well-seasoned sandwiches, enhanced with a creamy, savory spread, will win you over.


Makes 8 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 250
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 7.9 g
Satfat 1.4 g
Monofat 2.2 g
Polyfat 1.1 g
Protein 8.8 g
Carbohydrate 37 g
Fiber 6.4 g
Cholesterol 4 mg
Iron 3.5 mg
Sodium 659 mg
Calcium 87 mg


1 small onion, chopped
1 carrot, grated
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup salsa
2 tablespoons self-rising cornmeal mix
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Vegetable cooking spray
8 whole-grain buns
Tomato slices


Sauté first 4 ingredients in hot olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 8 minutes or until onion is tender.

Mash black beans and pinto beans in a large bowl; stir in onion mixture, salsa, and next 4 ingredients. Cover and chill 30 minutes.

Shape mixture into 8 patties. Place on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Coat patties evenly with cooking spray. Chill 30 minutes.

Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until browned and thoroughly heated.

Spread Adobo Mayonnaise on bottom halves of buns. Top with lettuce, tomato, patties, salsa, and top halves of buns.


September 2002