Pimento Cheese Stuffed Black Bean Burgers
The ULTIMATE pimento cheese stuffed black bean burgers! These are crispy on the outside, packed with flavor, and filled with a gooey cheesy center - doesn't get much better than that.
Yield: 6 servings
  • 2 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed, divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 9 tbsp pimento cheese spread
  • 6 slices of cheddar cheese
  • 6 heirloom tomato slices
  • 6 burger buns, toasted if desired
  1. Place 2½ cups of the 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.
  2. Form the burger mix into 6 patties. Divide the pimento among the patties (about 1.5 tbsp per burger) and stuff inside them so that the black bean mixture completely surrounds them.
  3. 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, adding the cheddar cheese slice on top in the last two minutes of cooking. Repeat with remaining oil and patties
  4. Serve warm on burger buns topped with tomato slices.
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Recipe by Joanne Eats Well With Others at https://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/2021/08/pimento-cheese-stuffed-black-bean-burgers.html