Black Bean Nacho Burgers Recipe and Cookbook Review! Ten Dollar Dinners by Melissa d'Arabian

I just love when my local library posts their new books online. Cookbooks always catch my eye and before I know it, I have tons of them on request! I've always been a fan of Melissa d'Arabian and was super excited to discover her new cookbook, Ten Dollar Dinners in the new release section. 

This cookbook has so many great recipes, I will be purchasing a copy of my own. I decided to try out the Black Bean Nacho burgers because I've always wanted to make them and I loved flavor combo in this recipe. The recipe below has the exact ingredients as listed in her cookbook, but I will add 1/2 teaspoon cumin the next time I make them for some more Mexican flavor. This cookbook is well worth buying and I hope you discover some of the other great recipes she has listed in it! Enjoy!!

Black Bean Nacho Burgers (print recipe)

What you need:
2 cups cooked black beans (I used canned, rinsed and drained)
1 cup finely crushed tortilla chips
1/2 cup salsa, plus extra for serving
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 green onions, thinly sliced
salt and pepper as desired
4 hamburger buns
3 tablespoons olive oil
sour cream for serving

Use a potato masher to smash the beans in a large bowl, until most of the beans are mashed, with a few semi whole beans left.  Stir in the tortilla chips, salsa, cheese, egg, green onion, salt and pepper. Set the mixture aside for 10 minutes to allow chips to absorb some of the liquid. Shape into 4 patties. 

Place patties on a plate, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or overnight.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large non stick skillet over medium heat. Set the burgers in the pan and cook until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip the burgers and add remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Cook until other side is golden, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve on a bun topped with salsa and sour cream!

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  1. I glanced at this last night right before I went to bed, but knew I had to come back this morning to check it out (and pin it)! We tried bean burgers a few months back and they went over pretty well with my family. I can't wait to try a different kind! These sound so great with their nacho twist!

  2. These look really good! Can't wait to try them.
    Sarah@ The Ease of Freeze

  3. Newest follower here! I found you through the Wednesday link up! Cute blog, I can’t wait to read more!

  4. Yummy! I have never tried bean burgers before, but your recipe is VERY enticing, so here I go a-pinning!

    Have a very happy Thanksgiving! hugs ~ Crystelle

    1. Thanks so much for pinning! I think you will love this recipe! They are delicious!

  5. Sheena, I just love a great Black Bean Burger and this recipe looks delicious. Have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. I have never made black bean burgers but these look great! Especially a Nacho Burger! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  7. These sound awesome. So much better than the fake meat burgers. I am not a vegetarian, but I hate hamburgers, so next time my family insists on burgers, I'm going to make some of these for myself. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back Sunday to vote.

    1. I totally agree! If I eat a hamburger, I buy quality ground beef and make the patties myself! I'm sure you will love these! :)

  8. I love healthy burger!
    I need to make this one as soon as possible!

  9. Sorry, made an error on my last comment! Just wanted to say these look really yummy! I love black bean burgers. Thanks for sharing :) I'm visiting from Meatless Monday.


  10. My oldest has decided he does not want to eat meat. I've made black bean burgers before and love this one!! Can't wait to make it for him and us! Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures. I'm featuring this on Week 59. <3 and hugs dear!

  11. Wow! Ok- I'm making these! I think I have all the ingredients...maybe not the tortilla chips, but those are easy to find! I do have tortillas, so that might work, too, right? Thanks so much for sharing at last week's Meatless Monday :)

  12. howdy. noob question here... itll work if i rinse the beans?

  13. I love black beans and these burgers sound great. I am always looking for some way to make burgers a little healthier. Can't wait to try these.
    I pinned this and I am your newest GFC.
    Have a wonderful week,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  14. I can not wait to try these burgers! Looks and sounds delicious - thanks for sharing. I am pinning right now. Found this post over at Love Bakes Good Cakes. :)

  15. Super hot. Mine fell apart until I was able to flip it.



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