Jalapeno Popper Black Bean Burgers
The ULTIMATE veggie burger, these jalapeno popper black bean burgers are stuffed with a roasted jalapeno-infused cream cheese that brings the heat.
Yield: 6 burgers
  • 4 jalapenos, cut in half lengthwise and seeded
  • 2 (15 oz) cans black beans, rinsed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • ¼ cup minced cilantro
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 6 oz cheddar cheese
  1. Heat broiler to high. Place jalapenos, cut side down, on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil until totally blackened, about 10-15 minutes. Cover with the foil immediately upon removing from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes. remove the skin and finely chop the flesh. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, place 2½ cups beans in a large bowl and mash until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, 1 tbsp oil, cumin, salt, and cayenne. Stir together the egg mixture, remaining beans, panko, bell pepper, cilantro, and shallot. Mix into the mashed beans.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the jalapenos and cream cheese.
  4. Form the burger mix into 6 patties. Divide the cream cheese mixture among the patties and stuff inside them so that the black bean mixture completely surrounds them.
  5. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Place 3 patties in the skillet. Cook until browned on both sides, about 4-5 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining oil and patties.
  6. Serve warm, topped with cheddar cheese.
Adapted from The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 burger
Recipe by Joanne Eats Well With Others at https://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/2015/07/jalapeno-popper-black-bean-burgers.html