Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Lemon Mayo Sauce

We like to grill.  A lot.  So I’m always looking for different grilling ideas during the summer months.  We’ve always liked a certain meatless brand’s spicy black bean burgers, so I came up with my own homemade version and a homemade mayo sauce to go with it!

With a few ingredients you can make these yummy meatless burgers!  If you’re not a fan of spicy things, you can always reduce or leave out the chopped jalapeño for a non-spicy version. Either way these are perfect for your next BBQ.  And, let’s not forget about the sauce.  You can make this in a few minutes, and use it on the burgers, or anything else you’re grilling that day.  It’s great with chicken, and even as a veggie dip!

{Note: although these are perfect on the grill, make sure you cook them on the frying pan first, then grill them so they don’t fall apart.}

Spicy Black Bean Burgers

Makes 6-8 burgers (depending on desired burger size)


  • 2 x 15 oz. cans of black beans, drained
  • 15 oz. can of corn, drained
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons chopped jalapeño peppers
  • Olive oil, for frying


  • In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients until well combined.
  • Using your hands, form the burger mixture into patties, each about a 1/4 cup big.  {Feel free to make the burgers smaller or larger, depending on your preference of burger size!}
  • Add a few tablespoons of olive oil to a skillet or frying pan, and cook the burgers over medium heat until lightly browned on each side.
  • Cook them on the grill for a few minutes longer on each side, if desired.
  • Let cool slightly, spread with the Lemon Mayo Sauce (recipe follows), and enjoy!

Lemon Mayo Sauce

Makes about 1 cup


  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup light mayonaise
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1/2 a lemon, juiced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • In a small bowl, whisk all the ingredients until combined.
  • Serve on burgers, and enjoy!

Original recipes by La Casa de Sweets

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