Cilantro Lime Black Bean Burgers and a Little Appreciation

It’s been two months since I moved back in with my parents and in about three weeks I’ll be back out again. I must confess, living at home is not as terrible as I thought it would be. Don’t get me wrong I’m ready to have my own space again, but I’ll miss a few things about home livin’. Like how my car wouldn’t start this morning and all I had to do was knock on my dad’s door…problem fixed. Or how my mom keeps the pantry stocked with 80% of the ingredients I need for any given recipe. Oh, and then there’s my always-down to sip wine, blast country, and make recipes together sister. Yea, I have it pretty good here. I am happy I can appreciate it this time around. For example, I really appreciate my dad, the grill master, helping me create these Cilantro and Lime Back Bean Burgers.


Cilantro Lime Black Bean Burgers


Makes: 4-5 patties

CLBB 1 raw

I may or may not have put my dad through two recipes and four methods to get these guys just right for you!


  • 1 15.5oz can of low sodium black beans, rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 small red onion, washed and chopped
  • ¼ cup mild green chili
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro, washed and chopped
  • 6 Tbsp bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup yellow corn
  • 1 egg


  • Chop onion, garlic, and cilantro and add to a medium bowl
  • Rinse black beans and add the whole can to the medium bowl
  • Chop all ingredients in the bowl with a pastry knife or an easy chopper until the mixture forms a consistency that can be held together in a patty
  • Mix in the egg, cumin, corn, green chili, and bread crumbs
  • If the mixture is too moist to form patties add more bread crumbs
  • Form 4-5 patties
  • Cook on the grill or pan fry for 10-15 minutes {side note} for best results on the grill put tin foil down over grill rack and spray with pam, it helps hold the burger together

CLBB 3 You can eat these burgers however you want, BUT I strongly recommend consuming them with hummus and avocado…just trust me.


On another note, it’s Monday and if you forgot to celebrate National Ice Cream Day yesterday you have my permission to celebrate it today. In fact, even if you did celebrate it yesterday (like me) you have my permission to do again.


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