Spicy Red  Bean Burger

This spicy red bean burger recipe is ideal to prepare for a nice lunch al fresco with family and friends! Get cooking!


– ½ tbsp of vegetable oil – 2 garlic cloves minced – ½ C of diced onion – 1 jalapeno minced – 1 small tomato minced – 1 tsp of chili powder – ½ tsp of ground cumin – ¼ tsp of smoked paprika – 1 15-oz can of kidney beans, rinsed and drained – 2 tbsp of BBQ sauce – ½ C of bread crumbs – Hamburger buns – Optional toppings: Romaine lettuce Tomato slices, 1 jalapeno sliced, Crispy fried onions 

In a large pan over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add garlic, onion, and minced jalapeno, and cook for 5 minutes. Add minced tomato, chili powder, cumin, and paprika to the pan, continue to cook for 7 more minutes.

Remove from heat and place in the refrigerator to cool. While the tomato, pepper, and onion mixture is cooling, place the beans in a food processor. Pulse beans until they are smooth and then transfer them to a large bowl.

Remove onion mixture from the refrigerator and mix in with the beans. Add BBQ sauce and bread crumbs to the bean mixture. Form 4 patties out of the mixture.

Cook the patties on the stove in a nonstick pan for 5 to 7 minutes on each side.

Place the cooked patty on a bun, top with a slice of tomato, romaine lettuce, sliced jalapenos, and crispy fried onions.