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Serves 4

Black Bean Cheeseburger with Avocado

Prep Time
20 min.
Cooking Time
6 - 8 min.
Prep Time
20 min.
Cooking Time
6 - 8 min.


Black Bean Cheeseburger
  • 1 can (400 g/13 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 tablespoons fresh coriander or parsley leaves
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • ¾ teaspoon hot chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg white
  • 100 g/3½ oz panko breadcrumbs
  • 4 thin slices pepper jack cheese
  • 4 wholemeal buns, split
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 leaves romaine lettuce
  • 2 small, ripe avocados, cut into thin slices

Special Equipment

  • Griddle
  • Burger Press


    In the kitchen:

  • 01 In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine the beans, coriander, shallot, garlic, chilli powder, oregano, 1 tablespoon oil, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper and pulse 15–20 times to form a thick, slightly chunky paste. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • 02 In a small bowl whisk the egg and egg white until blended. Add the eggs and panko to the large bowl and combine thoroughly. The mixture should be quite thick
  • 03 Using the burger press, form four compact patties of equal size, each about 1.5 cm/¾ inch thick. Cover and refrigerate the patties for 1–4 hours.
  • At the barbecue:

  • 01 Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat (200–260°C/400–500°F) and preheat a griddle.
  • 02 Brush the patties on both sides with oil and season evenly with salt and pepper. Place the patties on the griddle and cook over direct medium-high heat for 6–8 minutes, with the lid closed, until browned and warm throughout, carefully turning once.
  • 03 During the last 30–60 seconds of grilling time, place a slice of cheese on each patty to melt, and toast the buns on the cooking grates, cut side down, over direct heat.
  • 04 Build each burger on a bun with mayonnaise, a lettuce leaf, a patty and avocado slices. Serve warm.

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