Black Bean & Chipotle Cheddar Burgers

Whip up some burgers guests and family will rave over at your next barbecue or picnic.  This recipe for Black Bean and Chipotle Cheddar Burgers, from Isabel Maples of the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, will have them coming back for more!

Makes 4 servings



1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

4 ounces Cabot Chipotle Cheddar, grated (about 1 cup)

1/2 cup dried breadcrumbs

1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or Italian parsley

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 tablespoon mild chili powder

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 hamburger buns, split

Tomato and avocado slices for garnish


1. Preheat grill to high. Lightly oil large sheet of aluminum foil and set aside.

2. In medium bowl, mash about half of beans into coarse puree with potato masher; add rest of beans, cheese, breadcrumbs, red pepper, cilantro or parsley, egg, cumin, chili powder, garlic and salt. Work mixture together by hand until it holds together easily.

3. Shape mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick patties. Place oiled foil on grill and set burgers on top. Cook for about 8 minutes per side or until browned on outside and heated 

through to center. (Alternatively, bake on oiled baking sheet at 375°F for about 10 minutes per side.) Serve on buns, topped with tomato and avocado.

Nutrition Analysis

Calories 425, Total Fat 14.5g, Saturated Fat 6g, Sodium 1274mg, Carbohydrates 55g, Dietary Fiber 9.5g, Protein 22g, Calcium 345mg

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