Jun 23, 2013

Southwest Black Bean Burgers + Corn Salsa

These burgers and salsa make a fabulous pair for a light, summer lunch or dinner… the burgers are loaded with flavor and a little hot kick. They’re small so you can pick them up and dip them in a sauce or dressing. And the sweet corn is such a refreshing compliment. We enjoyed this meal outside on our porch… perfect!


       ~ for the burgers

  • 2 cans no-salt added black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • ¼ cup corn flour
  • 1 TBS ground cumin
  • 1 TBS chili powder
  • 1 TBS flax meal (ground flax seeds) + 3 TBS water
  • 1 TBS hot sauce
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp tamari or other low sodium soy sauce
  • ½ tsp liquid smoke (or use smoked paprika)

       ~ for the corn salsa

  • 1 12 oz. bag frozen organic corn
  • ½ cup chopped chili peppers of your choice (I used Trader Joe’s canned roasted green peppers, though I think fresh would be better. Jalepeño would be great!)
  • 1 TBS chopped cilantro
  • juice of ½ lime
  • 1 tsp chili powder
before baking


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix the flax meal with the water and set aside.
  3. Place the beans in a food processor and pulse until well combined but so that you can still see some bean pieces.
  4. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  5. Add all remaining ingredients and mix well.
  6. Portion out the bean mixture into balls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet, using an ice cream scooper (make a tight, level scoop for each burger).
  7. Press each burger down to about 1/2 inch tall.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes, then gently flip and bake 30 more minutes.
  9. While the burgers are baking, make your salsa. Simply mix all ingredients together.
  10. Serve the burgers with your favorite dressing or sauce.

Makes 12 burgers and about 3 cups of salsa. Enjoy!

Healthy trails,

2 responses to “Southwest Black Bean Burgers + Corn Salsa”

  1. moonwatcher says:

    Helyn, these are wonderful! Thanks,


  2. Helyn says:

    You're welcome! 🙂

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