Friday, July 17, 2009

Chipotle Black Bean Burgers


I have to thank Reeni at Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice for posting these delicious burgers. If you haven't gone to see her yet, I can assure you, you're going to be blown away every single time. She always has such mouth watering recipes and pictures.

I loved these flavorful burgers so much, that after making them for my family, I made a double batch, froze them, and I'm already halfway through them. They are smoky, rich and oh so delicious, not to mention healthy! My favorite way to eat them is by topping them with avocado in a wheat bun, mmmm, I'm craving one now as I post! They are creamy and soft on the inside with a delicious crispy crust after being grilled.

When making these for myself, I like the chipotle pepper, it adds a good amount of heat. However, the next time I make these for my family, I'm probably going to leave the peppers out. They will still be just as good with all the other spices. If you like black beans even a little bit, you've got to try these, you won't be sorry!

Chipotle Black Bean Burgers
Created by Reeni and Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice

Ingredients

1 can Black beans, drained and rinsed, a 1/4 cup of them set aside
1/2 cup green onion
3-4 chipotle peppers in adobo and 1-2 tablespoons of the sauce, smashed into a paste
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 egg beaten
1/3-1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 cup ketchup or barbecue sauce (I did half ketchup, half barbecue, loved it)
1/2 teaspoon Chile powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions

Use either a potato masher or food processor to smash black beans. I also threw the chipotle peppers in there, just make sure to chop them coarsely, not until it's a paste.

In a large bowl combine chopped beans and peppers with remaining ingredients, including whole beans. Mix well. Form into four patties, cover in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Cook on George Foreman grill, or a large skillet, for about five minutes, or until outsides are crisp and cheese is melted. They are most likely too fragile to grill, but neither Reeni or I have tried it like this.

Serve on hamburger bun with desired fixins, avocado, red onion, pickles, etc. MMMmmmm!

19 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

these do sound good, need to new ways to use black beans I think i will also try must be good if you froze them Rebecca

Katy ~ said...

Don't you just love the versatility of beans? I am discovering so many new ways to prepare them. This is great!

Melody said...

I have this bookmarked from Reeni too. It looks great!

girlichef said...

Oh, you made these!! They still look delicious. I have them bookmarked, too...I better get a move on :D

biz319 said...

Yum! Of course, I would leave off the onions!

L love chipotle anything! :D

Happy Friday Teresa!

Reeni♥ said...

I'm so honored you made these! They are really versatile - you can play around with the recipe a little by adding in some chopped veggies. I have a bbq version, too, that your family might prefer. Add in barbecue sauce instead of the chipotles and some diced green pepper, if you like. Thanks again for trying them! I wish I had some left in my freezer! They look great!

Jenn said...

I remember seeing these. Looks great!!! Delicious.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I have yet to try burgers with avocados but it looks yummy..

Kim said...

I remember seeing these on Reeni's site and yours look equally delicious. I love a good veggie burger and black beans sounds awesome.

the ungourmet said...

I have really been wanting to make these also! It looks like they turned out perfectly!

burpandslurp said...

Every of Reeni's recipes are awesome. This is no exception!!!

Marta said...

I adore veggie burgers, really, black bean burgers I like more than beef burgers (weird!)! These look fantastic, very flavourful and moist1

Joyce said...

My husband loves black bean burgers so I will try your recipe. Now I looked back at your blog and noted your coconut balls. They look amazing. I posted this year ago how my cake balls were not staying on the sticks so I think just leaving them on a plate is a better option for me:) I will be back again to see what else you are cooking up in the future.
Joyce

Erica said...

Yummy!!! I love the avocado on top and are those tots? What a dinner...jealous ;) Have a great rest of the weekend

Barbara Bakes said...

I love Reeni's blog too. Your description of the burgers makes them sound irresistible!

Donna-FFW said...

Thank you for reminding me to try these. They sound delicious.

Cathy said...

Love black beans and all the other ingredients here. And I can pile on my favorite: avocado. Looks delish.

Sophie said...

MMMMMMM,...what a divine recipe this is indeed!

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM,;...;..8)

Aggie said...

I want to make some black bean burgers...I don't know what I'm waiting for. This looks like a great recipe!