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black bean burger recipeI am not really sure why I am so into small burgers, but I am.  I love a slider.  Before I had to cook for a family of 5, I used to survive on Morningstar Farms Black Bean Burgers.  I ate them every day it seemed.  I still love them and crave them every now and again.  One night I got the ingenious idea to not only make my own version, but to make them mini!  I was so proud of myself.  I am a huge nerd, I know. I tend to make a lot of Mexican food at my house.  Everyone in my house likes it, it is generally quick to make and I tend to have all of the ingredients on hand at all times.  So for this burger, I topped them like I would top a taco.  You could make a million different variations on this little burger.  You can also alter the black bean burger itself to suit your tastes.  I had a black bean burger that had a pepper crust topped with grilled onions, cheddar cheese, and barbecue sauce that I thought was nothing short of amazing.  I need to make that next come to think of it. Have I also mentioned that this is a perfect meal for Meat Free Monday? black bean burger recipe1 (14-ounce) can black beans, drained (reserve some of the liquid)
1 medium onion 2 cloves garlic
1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
1 egg 1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup corn (I used frozen corn)
1/4 cup cilantro (I decided to add that after I took the picture)
2 Tablespoons olive oil for cooking black bean burger recipeIn a large bowl, combine everything except the corn and black beans.  Mix well. black bean burger recipe Add the black beans and corn.  Mash with a fork until still chunky.  If the black bean mixture is too dry, add the reserved black bean liquid a little at a time until it is like a thick paste.  Let the mixture rest in the fridge for a few minutes.  Shape into small patties and let sit in the fridge for 15 minutes. black bean burger recipe Heat a large pan over medium high heat and add the olive oil.  Cook the burgers for 5 minutes on each side.  The burgers will be nice and brown on the outside. black bean burger recipeTo assemble:

mini burger buns (or large ones if you are making regular sized burgers)
cilantro
salsa
sour cream
guacamole
Monterey Jack cheese http://bakedbree.com/barbecue-sauceThey might not be the prettiest things that I have ever made, but they are delicious.  I promise. http://bakedbree.com/barbecue-sauceSeriously, I want some of these right now.  They were so good. http://bakedbree.com/barbecue-sauceAren’t these the most adorable little things? black bean burger recipeThis little dude seems to think so.  Although, those cute dimply little toddler hands are pretty adorable too.

Black Bean Sliders

Ingredients

  • 1 (14-ounce) can black beans, drained (reserve some of the liquid)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup corn (I used frozen corn)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro (I decided to add that after I took the picture)
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil for cooking
  • To assemble:
  • mini burger buns (or large ones if you are making regular sized burgers)
  • cilantro
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • guacamole
  • Monterey Jack cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine everything except the corn and black beans. Mix well. Add the black beans and corn.
  2. Mash with a fork until still chunky. If the black bean mixture is too dry, add the reserved black bean liquid a little at a time until it is like a thick paste.
  3. Let the mixture rest in the fridge for a few minutes. Shape into small patties and let sit in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  4. Heat a large pan over medium high heat and add the olive oil.
  5. Cook the burgers for 5 minutes on each side. The burgers will be nice and brown on the outside.
  6. Assemble the burgers and top with toppings.
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58 Responses to Black Bean Sliders

  1. Mary says:

    Mini foods are so cute!

  2. Rachel Clare says:

    i am making these tonight. seriously.

  3. yum! we’re a vegetarian household, and it’s always hard to find meals that are just familiar and tasty (that aren’t the same thing every day)! i also don’t always want to rely on frozen and prepackaged goods. these look fantastic!

    • bakedbree says:

      They are a favorite at my house. I really love vegetarian food and am always looking for new ideas. Please share!

  4. Brandon says:

    Mmmm…I’ll have to share this with my Aunt, who is always looking for recipes with beans!

  5. Mary says:

    Okay, these are soooo adorable! Beautiful photography, as always… and again, this has been bookmarked!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  6. Jenny Flake says:

    These look so good Bree! LOVE those slider buns from Trader Joes, we get them all the time :)

  7. Jessica Brooks says:

    Yay! I love sliders too! They make me happy. I have to try these. Did your husband give you grief about the ‘meat freeness’ of the burgers? Mine would probably eat them but kicking and screaming the whole way……Also – do you have any yummy recipes for salsa? I am so sick of my salsa :)

    • bakedbree says:

      lol… he used to. He has really come around about how we eat now. He does like a burger every now and again (as do I) but he knows that he feels better when he eats healthy so there is a lot less groaning these days.

      Here is a salsa recipe that I really like: http://bakedbree.com/salsa

  8. Katha says:

    Hi there!

    We made them yesterday and they were just perfect. Thanks for great recipe. Even our meat loving friends loved them and found nothing missing and were wondering about this great recipe all evening.

    xo
    Katha

  9. Melissa says:

    I made these last night and they were delicious! I’m a vegetarian so they were perfect and even my meat-lovin’ husband thought they were tasty! I look forward to trying more of your recipes. Just a side note…I discovered you through postings from Angie Warren. :-)

  10. Shandi says:

    I made this for my man tonight for his birthday!! I used shredded pepper Jack cause thats all trader joes had they turned out AMAZINNNNGGGGG I made them regular sized and didn’t use a bun but If I had a party I would make them like this sooo cute YUM!

  11. Marce says:

    Those pictures are great! loved the one with the little dude, and I hope one of these days I get to try this recipe it looks really good.

  12. The good thing about burgers is that they don’t have to be a “one size fits all” meal. There is a big number of possible variations that make it possible for everyone to have exactly what they want to and enjoy it happily. This recipe seems really good, and I do think that it is funny that they are so small.

  13. oh my! i am new around here and have spent a good hour going through your blog and bookmarking recipes. your creativity in packaging is inspiring. keep it up!

  14. Katie says:

    These look FANTASTIC! I am going to try these for my next party..thanks!

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  16. Julia Boyd says:

    I am going to have to try these. I too loved the Morningstar black bean burgers, use to top them with Monterey Jack cheese. Yum!!

  17. Erin says:

    These were so yummy! I’ve been on the hunt for a good black bean burger and (after many not-so-good ones) now I’m so glad to have found a winner :)

  18. Shandi says:

    I just have to tell you I posted that I made this one facebook once with a picture and ALLL my friends are obsessed with them ! we usually make them as burgers instead of sliders and add a salsa or hummus and avacado and tomatoes on top and some cheese and they are just so great!

  19. Jessica says:

    YUM! I just found your blog through a friend’s post on FB. These were the tastiest and easiest black bean burgers I’ve made! We doubled the recipe, added a total of 3 eggs and lots of extra cilantro. Everyone loved them and I adore the leftovers! Thanks so much!

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  21. Kate Elliott says:

    And I just happen to have LOADS of black beans in my cupboard too! Man oh man, it’s too bad I already made supper tonight! Can’t wait to try these out!

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  25. Cora White says:

    My dinner plans fell through, so this new standby to the rescue! Thank you for the great recipe.

  26. Sara says:

    How can I add this recipe to my recipe box? I see the button on some recipes but I don’t see it on this one.

    • bakedbree says:

      It is because I have to manually add the recipe box to each recipe and I haven’t gotten to all of them yet. It is my holiday project!

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  29. Tracy says:

    Recipe sounds great. Can these be prepared day before and reheated in the oven?

  30. Dan Weese says:

    Maybe this is a newbie cook questions, but in the top 2 pictures of the ingredients, it looks like you have salt in there, but it’s not listed as one of the ingredients? If it’s in there, how much do you add?

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