Butter Bean Burgers

Recipe By: SILVERWOLF   Photo By: Cheryl K
Butter beans mashed and combined with onion, jalapeno pepper, cracker crumbs, egg, and cheese, then shaped and fried into vegetarian burgers. You can substitute bell pepper for the jalapenos for a milder taste.
  • Prep: 15 Minutes
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  • Cook: 10 Minutes
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  • Total: 25 Minutes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can butter beans, drained
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
  • 6 saltine crackers, crushed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  1. In a medium bowl, mash butter beans. Mix in onion, jalapeno pepper, crushed crackers, egg, cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Divide into 4 equal parts, and shape into patties.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; use more or less oil to reach 1/4 inch in depth. Fry patties until golden, about 5 minutes on each side.
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Reviewed By: DarcieA
These were a nice change from a traditional ground beef burger. As other reviewers suggested- sub 1/4 cup bread crumbs for the saltine crackers as it helps the burgers hold together better. Also- unless you really do not care for it, do not leave out the jalepeno- the burgers are a little too bland without it. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Silverwolf! I enjoyed changing things up a bit.
Reviewed By: chsperry
I was surprised by how good these were. I used black beans instead of butter beans and they were delicious. The next day we didn't have any more buns so my husband made these with tortillas and they were great that way too. We'll be adding this to our menu frequently.
Reviewed By: Barb
I did do many changes but these are fabulous. I think since I made changes and still loved it it deserves 5 stars. My changes where I used white beans, I couldn't find butter and then once home it dawned on me I should have looked in the organic/health food area of the grocery. I also didn't want to buy more cheese so I used Colby Jack that I had and I don't like jalapeno so I used canned green chilies. I doubled the garlic powder too. Then I baked in the oven rather than pan fry. I loved these and can't wait to make them again and I will find the butter beans but keep to all the changes I made. Well maybe I will buy cheddar next time.