Southwest Black Bean Burger
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Southwest Black Bean Burger

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Classic southwestern flavors give these Southwest Black Bean Burgers a South of the Border flair. Black beans are a great source of protein and fiber, with less fat than beef or turkey.

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Ingredients

Serves 8
1
cup black beans, dried
3
tablespoons canola oil, divided
1/2
large Spanish onion, chopped
1
cup jalapeños, chopped and seeds removed
4
garlic cloves
1
chipotle chili, chopped
3/4
cup roasted cashews, unsalted
1/2
cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
2
tablespoons mayonnaise
1
egg
3/4
cup bread crumbs
 
olive oil
6-8
cheese slices
6-8
burger buns
 
kosher salt, to taste
 
ground black pepper, to taste

Ingredient Tips

Divided oil
Use 1 tablespoon to oil grates and 2 tablespoons to cook chili and onions.

Directions

Prep: 12 Hours, Cook: 12 Minutes
1

In a large container, soak dried black beans in water and cover overnight. Drain beans and rinse.

Hot Tip: Beans will double in size, so add water as needed.
2

In a medium-size cast-iron skillet, heat canola oil over medium heat until it starts to smoke.

3

Add onion and jalapenos. Stir frequently and cook until onions are translucent. Add garlic and stir while cooking for 1-2 minutes. Add chipotle chili and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl.

4

Place cashews in food processor bowl and pulse until finely chopped. Add to bowl with onions and chilis.

Hot Tip: It should take about 10-12 pulses to finely chop the cashews.
5

Add beans and shredded cheese to food processor. Pulse until roughly chopped. Transfer to the bowl with onion, chili and cashew mix.

Hot Tip: It should take about 8-10 pulses to roughly chop the beans and shredded cheese.
6

Add mayonnaise, egg and bread crumbs to bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix together thoroughly.

7

Form 6-8 round patties. Place on plate and put in freezer for 15 minutes to solidify.

Hot Tip: You can use a large biscuit cutter as an alternative to using your hands
8

Oil grates and preheat grill to 400°F. Remove patties from freezer, lightly brush each patty with olive oil and place on grill oil-side down. Coat the other side.

9

Cook patties 3-5 minutes. Flip and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Top with cheese for the last minute to melt and remove from grill.

10

Assemble patties on burger buns with your favorite toppings and condiments.

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