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Black Bean and Mushroom Sliders

Photo: Brian Woodcock; Styling: Claire Spollen

Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 30 mins

Serves 4 (serving size: 2 sliders and about 1/3 cup salad)

Fiber-packed pinto beans are slightly sweeter than black beans but will also work well with the flavors in this burger.


  • 8 whole-wheat slider buns
  • 12 ounces cremini mushrooms, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 3 green onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 (15-ounce) can unsalted black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 4 tablespoons canola mayonnaise
  • 1 avocado, peeled and diced
  • 3 oranges, cut into sections
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Nutrition Information

  • calories 469
  • fat 17.8 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 8.8 g
  • polyfat 3 g
  • protein 19 g
  • carbohydrate 66 g
  • fiber 12 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 4 mg
  • sodium 619 mg
  • calcium 185 mg

How to Make It

  1. Hollow out top halves of buns, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick shell. Place the torn bread in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Place crumbs in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook 3 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently. Cool completely.

  2. Place half of mushrooms on a microwave-safe plate; microwave at HIGH for 5 minutes, stirring mushrooms once. Repeat procedure with remaining mushroom slices.

  3. Coarsely chop onions, and place in food processor. Add garlic; process until finely chopped. Add mushrooms and black beans; pulse 4 to 5 times. Transfer mixture to a large bowl; stir in reserved breadcrumbs, lemon juice, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper, and egg white. Divide bean mixture into 8 equal portions (about 1/3 cup each), shaping each into a 3/4-inch-thick patty.

  4. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil; swirl to coat. Add 4 patties; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned and thoroughly heated. Repeat with remaining oil and remaining patties. Place sliders on buns; spread evenly with mayonnaise.

  5. Combine avocado, orange sections, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Serve with sliders.

Cook's Notes

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