recipe

This flavorful twist on a classic veggie burger has the added
“bean”-efit of black beans and Southwestern‑inspired seasoning.

safety
  • Uses a knife
  • Uses the stovetop
difficulty
  • Intermediate
time
  • 45 minutes
yield
  • Serves 4

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Prepare Ingredients

1
large egg
1 tablespoon
chili powder
¼ teaspoon
salt
¼ teaspoon
pepper
2 ounces
tortilla chips, crushed (1 cup)
2 cups
drained black beans
4
scallions, ends trimmed and chopped coarse
¼ cup
mayonnaise
½–1 teaspoon
sriracha
2 tablespoons
vegetable oil
1
small head Bibb lettuce (6 ounces), leaves separated
4
hamburger buns, toasted

Gather Cooking Equipment

2
bowls (1 large, 1 small)
Whisk
Food processor
Rubber spatula
Ruler
Large plate
Spoon
12-inch nonstick skillet
Spatula
1
 
1
large egg
1 tablespoon
chili powder
¼ teaspoon
salt
¼ teaspoon
pepper

In large bowl, whisk egg, chili powder, salt, and pepper until well combined.

 
2
 
2 ounces
tortilla chips, crushed (1 cup)

Add tortilla chips to food processor. Lock lid into place. Turn on food processor and process until tortilla chips are very finely ground, about 1 minute. Stop processor.

 
3
 
2 cups
drained black beans
4
scallions, ends trimmed and chopped coarse

Remove lid and add beans and scallions to processor. Lock lid back into place. Hold down pulse button for 1 second, then release. Repeat until ingredients are finely chopped, 10 to 15 one-second pulses.

 
4
 

Remove lid and carefully remove processor blade (ask an adult for help). Transfer black bean mixture to bowl with egg mixture. Use rubber spatula to gently stir ingredients until just combined.

 
5
 

Use your wet hands to divide black bean mixture into 4 portions and form 4 lightly packed balls. Gently flatten each ball into circle that measures 3½ inches across. Transfer patties to plate and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

 
6
 
¼ cup
mayonnaise
½–1 teaspoon
sriracha

Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir mayonnaise and sriracha with spoon until well combined. Set aside.

 
7
 
2 tablespoons
vegetable oil

When patties are ready, heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet for 1 minute (oil should be hot but not smoking). Carefully place patties in skillet and cook over medium heat until well browned on first side, 4 to 6 minutes.

 
8
 

Use spatula to gently flip patties (ask an adult for help). Cook until well browned on second side, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn off heat.

 
9
 
1
small head Bibb lettuce (6 ounces), leaves separated
4
hamburger buns, toasted

Place 1 lettuce leaf onto each bun bottom. Use spatula to slide burgers on top of lettuce leaves. Top with sriracha mayonnaise and bun tops. Serve.