Beef and Black Bean Burgers
Be bold! Add black beans to your burger. Boost the flavor and number of servings with this top-notch grilled burger.
  1. Cut 2 hamburger buns into 1/4-inch cubes.
  2. Combine cubed buns, beans, and tomato paste in a large bowl; using a potato masher, mash to slightly chunky consistency.
  3. Add ground beef, onion, cilantro, jalapeño pepper, cumin, salt, and pepper, mixing lightly but thoroughly.
  4. Lightly shape into eight 3/4-inch thick patties.
  5. Place patties on rack of broiler pan so surface of beef is 3–4 inches from heat.
  6. Broil 12–14 minutes until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160 degrees, turning once.
  7. Place burgers on bottoms of buns.
  8. Top burgers evenly with avocado slices.
  9. Top with dressing, sour cream, yogurt, or salsa, if desired.
  10. Close sandwiches.
Recipe Notes

Cook’s Tip: This burger may be served on a bed of mixed greens topped with your favorite salsa. Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

Recipe and photo courtesy of the Wisconsin Beef Council and