Everything under the bun

By Paige Green, Hy-Vee Dietitian on Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Beef and Black Bean Burgers

(Serves 8)


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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