Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Few Alternative Burger Recipes

Because I just posted a ginormous article about delicious, healthier alternative burgers, I've decided to post a few recipes to accompany it.  These are not my recipes, but boy I wish they were because they all are absolutely delicious.  Try a few out, and change up your diet from boring old beef every now and then!

Links are provided to all original Recipe sources.

#1: Southwest Pinto Bean Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise


  • Burgers:
  • 1/2 cup diced onion 
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 
  • 2 tablespoons minced seeded jalapeƱo pepper
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream 
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt 
  • large egg 
  • (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained 
  • (8 3/4-ounce) can no salt-added whole-kernel corn, drained
  • Chipotle Mayonnaise:
  • 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 
  • 1 teaspoon canned minced chipotle chile in adobo sauce
  • Remaining ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil 
  • (1 1/2-ounce) whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted
  • romaine lettuce leaves 


  1. To prepare burgers, combine the first 10 ingredients in a large bowl. Add pinto beans and corn; partially mash with a fork. Divide bean mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each portion into a 3 1/2-inch patty, and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  2. To prepare chipotle mayonnaise, combine mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon chipotle in a small bowl; set aside.
  3. Heat canola oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add patties to pan, and cook 4 minutes on each side or until thoroughly heated. Place patties on bottom halves of buns; top each patty with 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, 1 lettuce leaf, and top half of bun.


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    Thank you!

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