Mexicali Sliders

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""This is the ultimate not-your-average veggie burger recipe that I just can’t get enough of! The patty is made from perfectly spiced black beans with slow cooked caramelized onions inside to add sweetness and moisture.""
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4 servings
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



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  1. Procedure
  2. To make the Black Bean Patties: In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add onions and let cook until tender and slightly caramelized, about 20 minutes. Transfer onions to a large bowl. Reserve skillet for later use.
  3. Add beans, carrots, cornmeal, breadcrumbs, chili powder, salt, cilantro, and water to the bowl of onions. Use a large spoon or your hands to mash it all together. If the mixture is too dry to hold together, add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  4. Using your hands, form the bean mixture into patties, to match the size of your slider buns. In the reserved nonstick skillet, heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat, and pan-fry patties about 3 minutes on each side, until lightly browned and crisp. Add more oil to the skillet as needed. Drain patties on paper towels.
  5. To make the Spicy Mango Sauce: Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  6. To make the Guacamole: In a large bowl, mash together avocado and lime juice, then fold in salsa fresca. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. To assemble the Sliders: Slice each bun in half and layer a couple teaspoons of Spicy Mango Sauce, 1 Black Bean Patty, and about a tablespoon of Guacamole. If you have extra Spicy Mango Sauce, you can use it as a dip for your fries!


one of the best black bean burger recipes I've ever used!