Southwest Black Bean Burger

A zingy southwestern take on a summer classic. Be sure to take this one with you on your next picnic.


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½ yellow onion, chopped
½ jalapeno, seeded and chopped
3 cloves garlic
1 (14.5 ounce) can black beans, drained
½ cup + 2 tablespoons rolled oats
½ cup frozen corn
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, minced
2 teaspoons ground cumin
½ teaspoon curry powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ cup breadcrumbs (gluten-free optional)
½ teaspoon salt, or more to taste


  1. Place the onion, jalapeno, and garlic in a food processor and pulse 5-6 times.
  2. Add the beans, oats, corn, cilantro, cumin, curry powder, and cayenne, season to taste with salt, and pulse 8 times. Scrape down the sides of the food processor and pulse an addition 5-8 times, depending on your desired texture.
  3. Drizzle a teaspoon of oil into a skillet and heat to medium.
  4. Form the burger mixture into 4 equal patties. Cook the patties for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until a crust develops and the patties are heated through.
  5. Remove the patties from the heat and place onto burger buns. Assemble the burger with toppings and condiments of your choice.

Prep Time: 20-30 minutes
Serving Size: 4 patties
Jonathan Ewald

“If man thinks about his physical or moral state he usually discovers that he is ill.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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