Bean Burgers

Bean Burgers
This grilled bean burger makes a wholesome, healthy alternative to beef. This kid-favorite recipe is also a popular sandwich if you are on a vegetarian diet.
Prep 10 m
Grill 10 m
Grill or broil 10 minutes



  1. 1 of 4 Prepare charcoal grill with medium-hot coals or heat gas grill to medium-high (or heat oven broiler). Lightly coat grill rack or broiler-pan rack with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. 2 of 4 Reserve 1 cup of the pinto beans. Whirl remaining beans in a food processor or mash with fork in large bowl until smooth.
  3. 3 of 4 In large bowl, combine the reserved 1 cup beans, the pureed beans, bread crumbs, the 1/2 cup salsa, egg, chili powder and cumin. Stir in crushed chips. Shape into six patties. Coat both sides of each patty with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. 4 of 4 Grill or broil about 4 inches from heat, turning once, about 10 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted in centers registers 160 degrees F. Serve in pita pocket halves with lettuce and tomato slices. Serve with additional salsa.
Nutrition Information for Bean Burgers
Servings Per Recipe:
Per Serving: 994 mg sodium, 5 g fiber, 41 g carb., 3 g Fat, total, 234 kcal cal., 10 g pro., 36 mg chol., 1 g sat. fat