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I chose the Sweet Honey Sauce for these Spicy Black Bean Barbecue Avocado Burgers because I wanted to balance out the spicy kick in the burgers, with the sweet honey taste from the Kraft Barbecue Sauce.
While I was grilling the burgers, I ended up sliding a piece of foil under them. They are really delicate and sometimes can break apart on the grill rack easily. By adding this foil you prevent that from happening.
After you are done grilling the black bean burgers, add a few slices of avocado, a slice of pepper jack cheese, and drizzle the Kraft Sweet Honey Barbecue Sauce over the top. Delicious.
These burgers are perfect any time of the year. I love mixing up the toppings and trying new sauces and veggies on top. Whether you are a vegetarian or not, this Spicy Black Bean Burger is incredibly tasty and will be enjoyed by all!
Spicy Black Bean Barbecue Avocado Burgers are the perfect BBQ'ed burger!
- Ingredients for spicy black bean burger patties
- ½ onion chopped
- 1 jalapeno seeded and chopped
- 3 garlic cloves
- 14.5 ounces black beans rinsed and drained (I used canned, but you can also use cooked dry beans as well)
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ cup corn at room temperature (frozen or fresh is fine)
- 1 green onion chopped
- 2 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon curry powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ¼ cup breadcrumbs plain
- salt and pepper
- 8 TBS Kraft Sweet Honey Barbecue sauce
- 4 pepper jack cheese slices
- 1 avocado thinly sliced
- 4 rolls lightly toasted and cut in half
Put onion, jalapeno and garlic into a food processor and pulse for a few seconds. Add beans, oats, corn, green onion, cumin, curry powder, and cayenne pepper. Season with salt and pepper and pulse for about 20 seconds or until fully mixed. Scrape downs sides of the bowl and process for 10 seconds.
Place mixture into a bowl, cover, and refrigerate for at least two hours.
Remove chilled mixture from refrigerator and stir in breadcrumbs. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Form the mixture into 4 patties.
Heat grill and spray the grill with non-stick spray. You may use a foil under the burgers if desired (they crumble easily). Grill for 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until a crust develops and the patties are heated through.
Add 1 TBS barbecue sauce to the bottom bun, then add the cheese slice, burger, avocado slices (about 3 per burger), and remaining 1 TBS of barbecue sauce to the top. Top with remaining bun top.
These burgers can also be cooked in a skillet - use a couple TBS of olive oil, heat, and then cook about 4 minutes per side.