Beef and Black Bean Burgers

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 4 servings

Veggie burgers often are too tender for the grill. Here’s a happy compromise: Add a can of black beans to lean ground beef for a burger that’s lower in fat and calories. Garnish the burgers with your favorite chunky-style salsa.


1cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4pound pound lean ground beef
1/4cup diced red onion
1teaspoon chili powder
1/2teaspoon ground cumin
1/4teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
4 hamburger buns


  1. Place drained beans in a large bowl and mash beans with a potato masher. Add beef, onion, chili powder, cumin oregano, salt and pepper; mix to combine. Shape into 4 burgers and grill, broil or pan-fry until thoroughly cooked. Place burgers on buns and serve.

—Recipe by Jean Kressy

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 280
  • Fat 6g
  • Cholesterol 45mg
  • Sodium 750mg
  • Carbohydrate 31g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Protein 24g
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