Chipotle chile powder adds a smoky Southwestern note.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
1/4 cup canned whole-kernel yellow corn, drained
1/4 cup prechopped onion
1 large egg
1/3 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
4 (2-ounce) Kaiser rolls or hamburger buns
4 lettuce leaves (optional)
4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato (optional)
How to Make It
To prepare burgers, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Combine kidney beans and black beans in a large bowl; partially mash with a fork. Add breadcrumbs, corn, onion, and egg; stir until well blended. Form bean mixture into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Add patties to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until crisp and beginning to brown.
To prepare ketchup, combine ketchup, honey, lime juice, chile powder, and cumin, stirring with a whisk.
Spread 1 tablespoon ketchup on bottom half of each bun; top each serving with a patty, 1 lettuce leaf and 1 tomato slice (if desired), and top half of bun.
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Just as I was about to start forming the patties, I realized that I had added no seasoning to the bean mixture (CL is notorious for underseasoning vegetarian dishes.) I added a dash of salt since I used low-sodium beans as well as some chili powder and some turmeric but that was the only revision to the recipe. My patties didn't fall apart but I cooked them as crisp as possible. The ketchup was good with the burger. I will probably make again.
This recipe was simple and delicious!! The patties didn't fall apart at all. And I was also able to make 5 nice sized patties. I made them with sweet potato fries and it was a nice combo with the sauce. Very happy :-)
What a JOKE! The mix wouldn't stick together with superglue!I accidentally dumped more Chipotle pepper ( which I bought for $7.99 at Harris Teeter) than cumin, and STILL taste more cumin. Now I basically have a bean frittata (sans eggs) to goop up onto a bun. Thanks for wasting my time and money. Doesn't ANYONE FROM THE EDITORIAL STAFF SCREEN THESE BEFORE THEY ARE POSTED?
Loved these burgers. I added more bread crumbs to keep them together. I didn't even end up really making patties, just plopped a ball of the bean mixture into the pan and flattened it out a little bit. Also used three cups of black beans rather than the two-bean combo. The ketchup really "makes" this recipe. Pretty spicy stuff! Next time, I would increase the spices in the burger mixture a little bit. Makes a very filling meal. I served with the Shoestring Sweet Potato Fries. I give it five stars because I would make this again!
Just tried this recipe for the first time, and it was fantastic! Super easy, the patties didn't fall to pieces, and it tasted delicious with the spicy ketchup. Thank you! Kim Coventry
I make these bean burgers often. I mash them pretty good. They cook perfectly, never fall apart. The ketchup is the best, I always double because my husband loves to slather it on!! Its really high in calories so I usually have over a salad.
Made these last night. They were not as good as I thought they could be. Definitely need a lot more flavor. Not sure what I could have added to make these better. If I made again I would only use black beans.
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