nutritional information


  • Calories: 156
  • Protein: 6 g
  • Total Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 25 g
  • Sodium: 231 mg
  • Fiber: 7 g
  • Sugar: 2 g

Black Bean and Walnut Burgers

Serves 8

These burgers go together in no time, but if you want to get a jump-start on cookout prep, you can make them a day ahead. Refrigerate the mixture until about an hour before you’re ready to grill.
  • 2 15-oz. cans black beans, rinsed and drained well
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 3 tsp. chili powder
  • ⅛ to ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ⅓ cup chopped red onion
  • 3 Tbs. canned corn
  • ⅓ cup cornmeal
  • guacamole, for garnish
  • chunky salsa, for garnish
  1. Purée 2 1/2 cups beans with cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper until smooth. Add rice, walnuts, onion, corn and remaining beans, and pulse 2 or 3 times to mix. (Mixture should be stiff but not dry.) Add 2 to 3 Tbs. water to moisten, if necessary. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and chill, if making ahead.
  2. Divide mixture into 8 burgers. Dredge burgers in cornmeal. Chill 30 minutes (unless mixture has been made earlier and chilled).
  3. Coat nonstick pan or grill with cooking spray. Cook burgers over medium heat 4 minutes. Flip, and cook 4 minutes more, or until heated through. Garnish with guacamole and salsa, if desired, and serve.
May 2006

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I would love to try this using a different vegetable other than corn, maybe mashed yam, or kale.

Susan M Meyer - 2015-10-04 12:01:10


Chris - 2014-04-20 14:52:16

Sounds good

JB - 2013-09-13 21:40:34

Love these I used a can of chick peas and omitted one of the cans of beans and used quinoa instead of rice

alta - 2012-07-25 17:57:59

The taste was good, but the consistency was way too soft. Didn't hold together and was very mushy.

Anonymous - 2010-06-30 15:51:50