Black Bean Chipotle Burgers

Black Bean Chipotle Burgers
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins


  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • ½ cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed

  • 1 cup corn chips, finely crushed (about 1/2 cup crushed)

  • ½ cup cooked brown rice

  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion

  • ¼ cup bottled chunky salsa

  • ½ - 1 teaspoon finely chopped canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • Finely shredded green cabbage

  • 4 tostada shells, heated according to package directions

  • Bottled chunky salsa

  • Dairy sour cream

  • Fresh cilantro leaves

  • Crumbled queso fresco cheese

  • Avocado slices


  1. In a medium bowl mash half of the beans with a potato masher or pastry blender until well mashed. Add remaining beans, corn, corn chips, rice, onion, the 1/4 cup salsa, the chipotle peppers, cumin, and garlic.

  2. Shape mixture into four 3-1/2-inch patties, about 3/4-inch thick. Place patties on a tray; cover and chill for at least 1 hour before cooking.

  3. Brush both sides of patties with olive oil. Cook in a 12-inch skillet or on a griddle over medium heat for 10 minutes or until heated through, turning once. (To broil, preheat broiler. Place patties on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 inches from the heat for 10 minutes or until heated through, turning once.

  4. Place some shredded cabbage on each tostada shell. Place the burgers over the cabbage and top with additional salsa, sour cream, cilantro, cheese, and avocado.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

362 Calories
17g Fat
46g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 362
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 600mg 26%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 11.2mg 56%
Calcium 232.2mg 18%
Iron 2.9mg 16%
Potassium 529mg 11%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 36.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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