A Recipe You Must Try This Weekend

A month or so ago Megan and I were down in a conference in North Carolina and we were grabbing lunch at the hotel restaurant. 

She ordered a bean burger, it was the first time either of us had tried one. 


I mean, I love me some meat, but this bean burger was so flavorful and delicious we had to start making them at home. 

Since that trip, bean burgers have been a staple on our weekly dinner menu. 

They seem to be more filling and more flavorful than traditional beef patties. 

Here's a great recipe for you to try this weekend. 

Give it a go and let me know how you make out. 


  • 16 oz can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2/3 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste


  1. Place rinsed and drained black beans in a bowl. If needed, blot them with a paper towel to remove any extra moisture. Place in a large bowl and mash well with a fork.

  2. Place the bell pepper, onion and garlic in a food processor and process until finely minced. Transfer mixture to a fine mesh strainer to remove the excess water. (Remove as much moisture as you can--if it's too wet, the burger won't hold together as well.)

  3. Add the strained vegetable mixture to the bowl with the black beans.  Add the chili powder, cumin and salt and pepper and stir to combine. Add beaten egg and mix. Stir in bread crumbs.  Form mixture into 4 patties.

At this point you can choose to:

  1. Grill the burgers on a well-oiled grill for about 4-5 minutes on each side.

  2. Bake them at 375 degrees F on a lightly oiled baking sheet, for 10 minutes on each side.

  3. Cook them on your stove using a grill pan, for 4-5 minutes on each side.

  4. Refrigerate them for later.

  5. Freeze them, covered, in a freezer ziplock bag for a quick weeknight dinner in the future


Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving (1 patty)

  • Calories 257
  • Total Fat 3g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 40mg
  • Sodium 696mg
  • Potassium 458mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 54g
  • Dietary Fiber 12g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 12g

The weather is looking sharp for this weekend, so it will be a perfect opportunity to try these. 

I'll be back tomorrow to wrap up the week. 

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Dedicated to Your Success,

Doug Spurling