Beef and Black Bean Burgers

Canned black beans + lean ground beef = one delicious lower-fat burger.

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.

Serves: 4 Save

Ingredients (9)

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

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  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.