This is a recipe I received from a friend that I have revised to suit our tastes. A spicy and delicious change from regular hamburgers!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion, garlic, jalapeno pepper, and oregano until onions are translucent, 8 to 10 minutes. Cook and stir red bell pepper and corn into onion mixture until red bell pepper is tender, 2 to 4 more minutes.

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  • Mash black beans in a large bowl. Stir vegetable mixture, bread crumbs, chili powder, cilantro, cumin, and salt into mashed black beans. Divide mixture into 4 patties and coat both sides of each patty with flour.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook patties until browned, 5 to 8 minutes on each side.

Cook's Note:

You can reduce the chili powder to 2 teaspoons to reduce the spiciness of the burgers.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; protein 11.5g 23% DV; carbohydrates 48.6g 16% DV; fat 8.8g 14% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 830.5mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2012
These veggie burgers turned out great. I followed the footnote and used only 2 teaspoons of chili powder. They weren't too spicy. I might kick it up to 3 teaspoons next time. The use of the flour helped give the burgers browned look and helped keep them together. I'll be making these again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/31/2013
I did like the flavor however I feel like it needs more beans next time... it seems like it wasnt proportional and I had a hard time keeping them together and I added less breadcrumbs but the texture was still off... over all I plan to make these again but with some small tweaks. Read More
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62 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2012
These veggie burgers turned out great. I followed the footnote and used only 2 teaspoons of chili powder. They weren't too spicy. I might kick it up to 3 teaspoons next time. The use of the flour helped give the burgers browned look and helped keep them together. I'll be making these again. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(26)
Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2012
Spicy Black Bean & Corn Burger Haiku: "Spicy spicy yum! Oops I forgot the flour. But liked these a bunch!" I used all the ingredients as written but usually when I make bean (black or garbanzo) I form them into patties then freeze them as they go right from freezer to hot skillet and hold together cooking beautifully. That being said I must've missed the coating them in flour part but still ended up really liking the flavor of these alot. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2012
My husband thinks this is much improved with 1/4 cup parmesan. I like these best as a slider rather than a giant bean burger. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2012
These turned out great and I liked that they didn't require egg (not a fan). I nixed the jalapeño and added spicy chili-garlic sauce (1tsp) and I used half the amount of flour (and I still had plenty left over. I also recommend making more or thinner patties as this mixture for 4 makes huge patties. But overall they were a huge hit with my husband (a devoted meat eater!) and also I didn't have cilantro but I'm sure it would have been great with it! Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2017
I thought this turned out great. I read the reviews about it being dry so I skipped the flour formed them into burgers and put them right in the freezer. Then I baked them frozen at 350 for about 20-25 minutes. Served w/a slice of swiss cheese and some mustard yum! It wasn't dry at all! Next time I'll double the beans and skip the corn but it's just a personal taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2016
AMAZING, even better than I thought. I added a bit more salt then was recommended and a couples squeezes of fresh lemon juice. I also didn't add the jalepeno because I didn't have any but these came out so delicious. I melted a small square of cheddar cheese on top and the end and topped them off with plain greek yogurt (a nod to sour cream) they were fantastic. Would definitely recommend. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2015
Really good really big! I was Thanksgiving full after eating these. I felt they were a little dry so next time I'm going to use a little less bread crumbs and try it without the flour. I think I may add more onion too. Thanks for a great recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2013
WE REALLY ENJOY THIS RECIPE..MY HUSBAND THOUGHT THEY WERE MUCH BETTER THAN THE ONES WE'VE BOUGHT IN THE PAST FROM THE GROCERY STORE..PASSING THIS RECIPE TO SEVERAL OF MY FRIENDS... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2017
Slightly disappointed that it didn't turn out firm. I think I'm going to try mixing in a little brown rice next time; either that or perhaps an egg might work to hold it together. I am also going to add a bit more spices. I also used canned corn and it worked fine. The flavor was good and I liked it. Make sure you have enough time for prep -- takes a while for all that chopping and bean smashing! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/31/2013
I did like the flavor however I feel like it needs more beans next time... it seems like it wasnt proportional and I had a hard time keeping them together and I added less breadcrumbs but the texture was still off... over all I plan to make these again but with some small tweaks. Read More
(3)
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