Beef and Black Bean Burgers
This recipe was adapted from hyvee.com.
Summer is the perfect time to fire up the grill and burgers are always a crowd pleaser. Add flavor and fiber by adding black beans to your burger blend.
Here's what you need:
- 10 (2 oz.) whole-grain hamburger buns, divided
- 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 1.5 pounds 93% lean ground beef
- 1 cup minced onion
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
- 2 jalapeno peppers, minced (optional)
- 1.5 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- Your favorite toppings: Avocado, Djion mustard, salsa, lettuce, tomato
Here's what you do:
- Cut two hamburger buns into ¼ inch cubes.
- Combine cubed buns, beans, and tomato paste in a large bowl. Using a potato masher or fork, mash to slightly chunky consistency.
- Add ground beef, onion, cilantro, jalapeno pepper (optional), cumin, salt, and pepper to bowl. Mix to combine all ingredients.
- Shape into eight, ¾ inch thick patties.
- Place patties on a rack of a broiler pan so surface of beef is 3-4 inches from heat. Broil for 12-14 minutes, turning once. Cook until thermometer inserted into center reads 160 degrees.
- Place burgers on buns with desired toppings and enjoy!
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