Skillet Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers... the cast iron skillet is the game changer for cooking black bean burgers especially if you're vegetarian or vegan because skillet = perfect for the grill!

Jalapeño Black Bean Burgers

  • Author: Kristina LaRue
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 12 mins
  • Total Time: 22 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 burgers 1x


  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeds removed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground flax
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • Bibb lettuce, pickles, red onion
  • for spicy mayo sauce[/I]
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey


  1. Place jalapeño and garlic in food processor (or blender) and pulse until roughly chopped.
  2. Add 2/3 can of beans to jalapeño mixture and pulse just until blended. (Do not over mix or starches will cause the burgers to become dry).
  3. Add chili powder, cumin and salt and pulse until incorporated.
  4. Pour bean mixture into a small bowl. Add flax, tomato sauce, breadcrumbs, corn and remaining black beans. Mix until combined.
  5. Heat small amount of butter on cast iron skillet or grill pan over medium high heat.
  6. Form 3 (or 4) black bean patties, and grill burgers for 5-6 minutes on each side, until browned and firm.
  7. While burgers are cooking, mix together spicy mayo sauce. In small bowl, whisk mayo, lime juice, Sriracha, chili powder, and honey together until blended.
  8. Serve burgers warm layered in Bibb lettuce, with pickles, red onion and spicy mayo sauce.