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Mar 04 2014
4 years ago
2:20 PM MDT

Chili’s Inspired Black Bean Burgers

Mar 04, 2014 @ 2:20 PM MDT
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Chili's inspired black bean burgers recipe

Today, I’m sharing this awesome black bean burger recipe that is inspired by the popular restaurant, Chili’s Grill & Bar. These burgers are easy to make and taste fantastic! By using a food processor to combine black beans, onion, and garlic, you’ll quickly be able to create a yummy meatless “burger patty” bursting with flavor.

Black Bean Burgers – Chili’s Inspired Recipe

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* 1 can (14 oz.) black beans or 1 and 1/2 cups cooked dried beans (check out this post for tips on How to Cook Dried Beans)
* 1 small onion
* 2 cloves garlic (crushed)-substitute appx. 1/4 tsp. garlic powder or minced garlic
* 2 tsp. cajun seasoning
* 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
* 1 egg
* 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce (like Sriracha)
* 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
* Hamburger buns
* Cheese or any toppings desired


Drain beans well. Put onion and garlic in food processor and blend until fine. Add beans and blend well until mashed consistency. Place into a mixing bowl and add bread crumbs, egg, hot sauce, parsley, Cajun seasoning, and stir. Mix well and shape 4 patties (I opted to make 3 larger patties). Place on a well greased stovetop grill pan like I did or use an outdoor grill. Cook 5-6 minutes on each side. You can also cook in the oven on Broil for 10-12 minutes per side on a greased foil-lined pan.

Notes: These are fragile patties and tricky to turn so be careful. I used two spatulas to flip the patties and I think thicker patties are much easier to flip.

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My family absolutely loved these – my little ones did not even realize they were eating “meatless” burgers. Since these burgers reheat and freeze well, consider doubling the recipe and freezing some for later. Enjoy!

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Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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