You won't miss the meat when biting into these filling, flavorful pinto bean burgers. Serve with tender, barbecue-sauced onions and a tangy slaw for a budget-friendly meal your friends and family will request again and again. (Serves 4)

Southwest Pinto Bean Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise

Credit: Randy Mayor

Stewed onions Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add 3 cups thinly sliced onions; cook over medium-low heat 10 minutes or until soft and browned. Add 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce, and 1 tablespoon cider vinegar. Cook 30 seconds or until liquid evaporates. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.

Prepared coleslaw tossed with bottled vinaigrette and queso fresco or goat cheese 


Total time: 43 minutes

1. While onions cook:
• Combine ingredients for burgers.

2. While burger patties refrigerate:
• Prepare Chipotle Mayonnaise.
• Toss coleslaw with dressing and cheese.