Chipotle Cheese Stuffed Black Bean Burgers with Avocado Creme


15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 small yellow onion, diced
2-3 large mushrooms, diced
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder (adjust according to how spicy you like it)
salt/pepper, to taste
olive oil, for saute (I like Devo Olive Oil's Chipotle or Wild Mushroom and Sage flavors)
Approx 4 tbsp softened cream cheese spread, chipotle flavor if available
hamburger buns, toasted
4 slices of cheese, optional
burgers toppings like lettuce, kale, or spinach leaves and sliced tomato
For Avocado Creme:
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and cut into wedges
1/4 cup sour cream (start with 2 tbsp then add until you get the consistency you like)
1 tbsp lime juice
sea salt, to taste


Add a swirl of olive oil to a skillet and add diced mushrooms and onions.
Saute until softened then season with salt and pepper.
Add drained black beans to a medium bowl and press and mash with a fork.
Mix in mushrooms and onions then add egg and bread crumbs.
Finally mix in cumin and chipotle chili powder.
Roll and form into burger patties (sliders or full size).
Form a indent in the center of each burger
Add a spoonful of cream cheese spread to the indent in the burgers and then form the burger over the cream cheese.
Heat a skillet over medium heat, add a swirl of olive oil.
Add 2 burgers at a time and sear on each side until cooked and browned, about 4 minutes each side.
If you want to add sliced cheese on top, add now and cover skillet to steam and melt cheese.
Remove to a plate, then cook remaining patties.
For the avocado creme, combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender, and mix until smooth. Taste and add more sour cream or lime juice if needed.
To plate, add each hot cooked burger to an open toasted bun. Top with lettuce and tomato (optional) and a hearty scoop of avocado creme and then top with bun.


Today, in honor of Meatless Monday, I wanted to share my Black Bean Burgers with y'all! this is a recipe I have made over and over again for my family. Sometimes I make sliders, other times full size burgers. Sometimes I top with cheese, other times with crunchy veggies. But I always serve my Black Bean Burgers stuffed with cream cheese and topped with Avocado Creme! Once you try this recipe you will get requests from your family for it all the time (trust me!). Even better- it's meatless and good for ya! Serve with homemade sweet potato fries and corn on the cob for a flavor packed, finger-lickin' good dinner!


4 burgers


Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 9:59pm


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