Black Bean Burgers with Guacamole

Grilling season is upon us! After a not-so-brutal winter, I miss the summer cookouts.  As much as I love a good hamburger, red meat is not the healthiest of options.  This black bean alternative is a great substitute and tastes better than a beef burger.  Top it off with guacamole, this burger is an instant summer classic.  This comes in at only 5 Weight Watcher’s Plus Points compared to the 8 Weight Watcher’s Plus Points for a 98% lean beef burger (patties only. buns are extra points).  I paired this meal with my sesame garlic green beans.


  • 1 can of black beans, drained and washed
  • 1 Tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely diced
  • 1 Tablespoon parsley
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1/4 onion, finely diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste



In a large bowl, combine garlic, red pepper, breadcrumbs, cilantro, parsley, onion, jalapeno, and salt and pepper.

In a separate bowl, smash washed beans.  Add to dry mixture.  Add whisked egg.  Fold ingredients together until well-mixed.

Form into flat patties.  Cook on outside grill or on stove top.

Top with guacamole, tomato, lettuce, and/or onion.  Enjoy!

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