Mexican Bean Burgers

Mexican Bean Burgers
Servings: 6 Prep 20 mins Start to Finish 30 mins


  • 1/2 cup crushed corn tortilla chips
  • 1 15 1/2 ounce can red kidney beans, rinsed, drained, and patted dry
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed, drained, and patted dry
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/3 cup chopped scallion greens
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 6 small corn tortillas cut into 4-inch rounds
  • 6 slices pepper jack cheese (optional)
  • 6 tablespoons salsa

Make It

1. Place chips in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. Add beans and pulse until ground. Transfer to a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and salt.

2. Combine egg and bean mixtures; stir well. Add pepper and scallions, and mix until well combined. Form into 6 patties.

3. Coat both sides of burgers and tortillas, as well as the grill rack (or nonstick skillet), with cooking spray. Cook burgers over medium, turning, until golden brown and cooked through, 3 minutes per side. Top with cheese (if using) and let melt. Grill tortillas for about 2 minutes. Serve on tortilla rounds topped with salsa.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 202, Fat, total (g): 4, sat. fat (g): 1, carb. (g): 33, fiber (g): 9, sugar (g): 2, pro. (g): 11, sodium (mg): 553, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.