Black Bean & Walnut Burgers

A great Vegan dish you can make ahead!

Serves 8


  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained well
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup red onion, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons canned corn, drained
  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • Guacamole for garnish
  • Chunky salsa for garnish

Puree 2 1/2 cups beans with cumin, chili powder and cayene pepper until smooth. Add rice, walnuts, onion, corn and remaining beans; pulse 2 or 3 times to mix (mixture should be stiff but not dry). Add 2 or 3 tablespoons water to moisten, if necessary. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover and chill if making ahead.

Divide mixture into 8 burgers. Dredge burgers in cornmeal. Chill 30 minutes (unless mixture has been made earlier and chilled).

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.

Serv. Size: 1 burger

Amount Per Serving

Cals: 156 From Fat: na

Total Fat: 5.5g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 231mg

Total Carb: 25g

Dietary Fiber: 7g

Sugars: 2g

Protein: 6.5g