Just Julie’s BBQ Spicy Black Bean Burgers


2 cans (15.5 ounce) black beans, drained & rinsed
½ small red onion, diced
½ green bell pepper, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds & veins removed; finely diced
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups original Fritos


In a large mixing bowl, add black beans; Mash beans with a potato masher & add red onion, green pepper, garlic, jalapeno pepper, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, coriander, hot sauce, salt & pepper. Mix to combine with your hands.
In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, add Fritos; Pulse chips to a fine meal.
Add Fritos & egg to black mixture; Mix to combine with your hands.Form 2 tablespoons of black mixture into a ball; Flatten slightly to make burgers – 8 total.
Pre-heat grill to 350°F to 400°F. Place a sheet of tin foil over the grill grate; Add burgers & cook 5 minutes per side.
Serve open face with Grilled Corn Salsa and Mango Salsa on the side.


Just Julie’s BBQ Spicy Black Bean Burgers provide a great vegetarian twist to the traditional burger. Mashed black beans seasoned with ground cumin, chili powder, hot sauce and the secret ingredient – Fritos, create a burger receives accolades even from the carnivores. Serve the burgers open face with a grilled corn salsa, mango salsa or mix the two together.


8 medium size burgers / 12 mini “sliders”


Friday, August 5, 2011 - 11:36am


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