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Santa Fe Black Bean Burger with Grilled Corn Salsa

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time25 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time40 mins

This recipe is a loose adaptation from my days in the restaurant industry. Vegetarian options have become a necessary evil but this veggie burger is so tasty even the most hard core carnivore will enjoy it!

Black Bean Burger

For the black bean burgers
 1 24 oz can cooked black beans
 2 tablespoons diced roasted red pepper
 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
 1 chipolte pepper, minced
 2 teaspoons cumin powder
 1 tablespoon chile powder
 1 egg, beaten
 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
 1 teaspoon salt
For the grilled corn salsa
 2 ears of corn, grilled
 1 tablespoon diced roasted red pepper
 1 tablespoon minced cilantro
 1 tablespoon lime juice
 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
 salt and pepper to taste
To finish
 6 burger buns
 6 slices tomato
 1 head romaine lettuce, shredded

Drain the black beans and rinse with cold water. Place half of the black beans into a food processor along with the chipolte pepper, cumin powder, chile powder, egg and salt. Puree mixture until smooth and well combined. Remove from food processor and scrape the mixture into a mixing bowl. Fold in the breadcrumbs, red pepper cilantro and remaining black beans and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat grill medium high or 450F. Form mixture into 6 equal sized patties and cook 2-3 minutes per side on GrillGrates or on the GrateGriddle.

For The Grilled Corn Salsa:

Cut the kernels of corn from the ears and place in a mixing bowl. Add red pepper, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil and mix. Season to taste with salt and pepper and let sit at room temp until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Black Bean Burgers

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 631
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g13%

Saturated Fat 8g40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 31mg11%
Sodium 1533mg64%
Potassium 1828mg53%
Total Carbohydrate 112g38%

Dietary Fiber 20g80%
Sugars 7g
Protein 32g64%

Vitamin A 19%
Vitamin C 39%
Calcium 185%
Iron 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.