Published Mar 13th
Prep 15m Cook 20m Additional - Ready In 35m
Servings 4 servings Calories 311.4

This is a recipe I received from a friend that I have revised to suit our tastes. A spicy and delicious change from regular hamburgers!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 ear corn, kernels cut from cob
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup plain bread crumbs
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour, or as needed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir onion, garlic, jalapeno pepper, and oregano until onions are translucent, 8 to 10 minutes. Cook and stir red bell pepper and corn into onion mixture until red bell pepper is tender, 2 to 4 more minutes.
  2. 2 Mash black beans in a large bowl. Stir vegetable mixture, bread crumbs, chili powder, cilantro, cumin, and salt into mashed black beans. Divide mixture into 4 patties and coat both sides of each patty with flour.
  3. 3 Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook patties until browned, 5 to 8 minutes on each side.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 311.4
  • Carbohydrate 48.6 g
  • Fat 8.8 g
  • Fiber 10.8 g
  • Protein 11.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.3 g
  • Sodium 830.5 mg
  • Sugar 3.3 g

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Chef's Notes

You can reduce the chili powder to 2 teaspoons to reduce the spiciness of the burgers.
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  1. Slightly disappointed that it didn't turn out firm. I think I'm going to try mixing in a little brown rice next time; either that or perhaps an egg might work to hold it together. I am also going to add a bit more spices. I also used canned corn and it worked fine. The flavor - Read more ...
  2. I thought this turned out great. I read the reviews about it being dry so I skipped the flour formed them into burgers and put them right in the freezer. Then I baked them frozen at 350 for about 20-25 minutes. Served w/a slice of swiss cheese and some mustard yum! It wasn't dry at - Read more ...
  3. AMAZING, even better than I thought. I added a bit more salt then was recommended and a couples squeezes of fresh lemon juice. I also didn't add the jalepeno because I didn't have any but these came out so delicious. I melted a small square of cheddar cheese on top and the end and topped - Read more ...
  4. Really good really big! I was Thanksgiving full after eating these. I felt they were a little dry so next time I'm going to use a little less bread crumbs and try it without the flour. I think I may add more onion too. Thanks for a great recipe
  5. I did like the flavor however I feel like it needs more beans next time... it seems like it wasnt proportional and I had a hard time keeping them together and I added less breadcrumbs but the texture was still off... over all I plan to make these again but with some small tweaks.
  7. These turned out great and I liked that they didn't require egg (not a fan). I nixed the jalapeño and added spicy chili-garlic sauce (1tsp) and I used half the amount of flour (and I still had plenty left over. I also recommend making more or thinner patties, as this mixture for 4 makes huge - Read more ...
  8. My husband thinks this is much improved with 1/4 cup parmesan. I like these best as a slider rather than a giant bean burger.
  9. Spicy Black Bean & Corn Burger Haiku: "Spicy spicy yum! Oops I forgot the flour. But liked these a bunch!" I used all the ingredients as written but usually when I make bean (black or garbanzo) I form them into patties then freeze them as they go right from freezer to hot skillet and hold - Read more ...
  10. These veggie burgers turned out great. I followed the footnote and used only 2 teaspoons of chili powder. They weren't too spicy. I might kick it up to 3 teaspoons next time. The use of the flour helped give the burgers browned look and helped keep them together. I'll be making these again. Thanks for - Read more ...