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


  • Place the onion, jalapeno, and garlic in a food processor and pulse 5-6 times.
  • 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.
  • Drizzle a teaspoon of oil into a skillet and heat to medium.
  • 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.
  • 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
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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