Goat Cheese Stuffed Black Bean Sliders

by Megan on August 5, 2013

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I’ve got some honesty for you guys. You see, Friday I went bowling sock-less… Yep, that’s right. I wore public shoes without socks. And I’m totally cool with the 10-second rule. You better believe that sometimes entire slices of pizza fly off my plate and I still eat them. Now you know. Sorry, Elliot, but I can’t sacrifice pizza ever. I feel the same way about these burgers. If one were to fly off my plate, I’d totally still eat it. They’re too good to leave behind.

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And these come together in a snap. Just chop, mash, stir, stuff, and bake. And you don’t HAVE to put goat cheese in the center of these guys, but I promise it’s delish. You could always stuff them with another cheese of your choice. I like to make these Light Brioche Buns and pop them in the freezer for spontaneous burgering. I made little 1.5 oz buns for these sliders. It might be my favorite size yet!

AND these are prefect for serving a crowd. you can assemble the patties in advance and pop them on the baking sheets in the fridge and bake them up when your guests arrive. Slider party!

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Goat Cheese StuffedBlack Bean Sliders (makes 8 sliders)
Recipe adapted from AllRecipes via my oldie post

Ingredients:

burgers –

  • 1 (15 -16 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 T cumin
  • 1/2 t chipotle smoked hot pepper
  • 1 t hot sauce
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 8 oz. goat cheese

Greek yogurt guacamole –

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • salt and pepper
  • juice from 1/2 a lime or to taste
  • 2 T Greek yogurt

Serve it –

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash black beans with a potato masher followed by a fork until thick and pasty. Stir minced red pepper, onion and garlic into the mashed beans.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the egg, spices and hot sauce. Stir egg mixture into the mashed beans. Mix in bread crumbs until the mixture is sticky and holds together. (I used about 3/4 of a cup of panko bread crumbs. Crushing them with my hands as I dropped them in the bowl.)
  4. Divide mixture into 8 patties using a 1/4 cup measuring cup. Divide goat cheese into 8 (1 0z) disks. Break each patty in half pat into a disk. Top with the other half of the patty. Cover the cheese completely. Pat down into a slider-sized patty. Repeat with all the burgers.
  5. Place on foil lined baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes on one side and then flip. Bake for 6 minutes longer, top with additional cheese (Monterey jack), if you want, and bake for additional 2 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile toast the buns and make guacamole. Mash avocado in a small bowl. Add garlic, salt and pepper, greek yogurt, and lime juice to taste.
  7. Remove from the oven and assemble your delicious black bean sliders with a tomato slice and guacamole. Enjoy!

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

Mercury Burger Bar // take a megabite

I celebrated the weekend with a Chicago dog and booze shake from Mercury Burger Bar. How did you guys live it up?

{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah August 5, 2013 at 12:46 am

I hit up an antique store with my mom and bought two small jugs, WHATSUP.

These sliders look amazang, I am so impressed by your bun-making ability.

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Megan August 5, 2013 at 9:29 am

Yeah girl! Love antique shopping. Jug it up, sup!

And thanks, man!

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Tieghan August 5, 2013 at 1:07 am

I live by the 10 second rule, if I didn’t I would have to through out half my food since I am a clutz and have been dropping everything lately! So yeah, the 10 second rule, rules!

Anyway, this burger is awesome. Goat cheese in the middle and guacamole on top? Oh man!

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Megan August 5, 2013 at 9:28 am

Have to, right? I’m a clumsy lady myself! :)

And thanks!

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Consuelo @ Honey & Figs August 5, 2013 at 6:29 am

I love bean patties and lots of goat cheese can only make this stuff better. The guacamole topping sounds amazing too, I wnat one of these ;-)

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Megan August 5, 2013 at 9:28 am

Thanks, Consuelo!

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Lauren @ The Highlands Life August 5, 2013 at 7:32 am

Is it weird that I want this for breakfast because I haven’t eaten breakfast yet and this looks ridiculously delicious? Oh dear.

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Megan August 5, 2013 at 9:28 am

Girl, if that’s weird, I don’t want to be normal.

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Erika August 5, 2013 at 8:13 am

Wait.. 10 seconds..umm I thought it was 10 mins. I need these little burger beauties in my life.

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Megan August 5, 2013 at 9:27 am

Petite livin’!

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Amy | Club Narwhal August 5, 2013 at 9:20 am

Greek yogurt guacamole. Amen, my friend, amen. And bowling sockless–sometimes it just has to be done. Last night a dozen cookies fell on the ground and I definitely picked them up and frosted them. It was one of those nights (and only members of my household ate them). Can’t wait to try these!

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Megan August 5, 2013 at 9:27 am

Thanks girl!

And yeah, generally if I drop something, it’s the one I take to eat. Like the time I sliced key lime pie and a piece flew out and I caught it in my hand. ha Totally took that piece for myself. :)

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cindy August 5, 2013 at 10:14 am

the 10 second rule is a testament to our love of all things delicious…can’t let that business go to waste!

I love these burgs, and I love the 1.5 ounces buns! I did 2 ounce ones this weekend, but next I’ma do the littler guys…the cuter the tastier!

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Megan August 6, 2013 at 9:18 am

Yeah girl! You know what’s up. And yeah! If they’re smaller you can totes eat 3 in a row, no bigs.

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Eileen August 5, 2013 at 12:34 pm

These sliders sound amazing! Why have I never thought to stuff bean burgers with cheese before? Especially since goat cheese is so tangy & rich–such a great contrast to the hearty beans. Yay!

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Megan August 6, 2013 at 9:18 am

Thanks, Eileen!

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Iris R. August 5, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Black bean burgers have been on my summer bucket list for ages, but I was trying to find the best recipe. Goat cheese-stuffed? I am there! I guess I know what I’m making for dinner tonight…

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Megan August 6, 2013 at 9:19 am

Oh, Iris! I hope you made these!

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Maria Tadic August 5, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Anything stuffed with goat cheese has to be delicious!!! Never thought of stuffing a black bean burger! Good idea – will definitely try!

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Megan August 6, 2013 at 9:19 am

We totally understand each other. :)

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Jayne August 5, 2013 at 11:38 pm

Meatless burger! Looks like we won’t be missing any of that meat too. Loads of spice.

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Megan August 6, 2013 at 9:19 am

Yeah girl!

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Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking August 6, 2013 at 11:03 am

Mmmmm Chicago hot dog! It is my personal fave way to ring in the weekend, being from Chicago and all! These burgers are so amazing! I love a good black bean burger recipe. Especially one that stays together, mine usually fall apart or dry out. I can’t wait to try these!

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Megan August 11, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Thanks, Stefani! They can totes be tricky. :)

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Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine August 6, 2013 at 11:17 am

Oh yum! These look SO SO yummy. I’m making them. Yes I am.

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Megan August 11, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Thanks, Haley! I hope you did!

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Nicole August 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm

You just know how to weekend! Tastiest looking black bean burgz ever! Cheese stuffed?!? Your food skillz are seriously off the charts. I had a fab weekend with beach time, a Tamale King food truck and a farmers market blueberry donut on the west side.

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Megan August 11, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Thanks, Nicole! Whoa, now I want a blueberry donut fo realz.

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie August 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I JUST made black bean burgers for the first time and now I wish I had stuffed them with goat cheese, yum!

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Megan August 11, 2013 at 4:08 pm

Next time, girlfriend!

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Amber August 7, 2013 at 7:53 am

These were amazing!!! My husband and I made them for dinner last night & they turned out absolutely spectacular. Thank you for sharing such a great recipe :)

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Megan August 11, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Oh yay! So glad, Amber! :)

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Megan {Country Cleaver} August 7, 2013 at 1:14 pm

10 second rule applies. Always applies on pizza. Always. And burgers, too.

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Megan August 11, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Yes! I just dropped my lunch on the floor and picked it up real quick. ha I’m the clumsiest!

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Jacqueline August 11, 2013 at 7:39 am

I love these. Black beans make the best burgers!

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Megan August 11, 2013 at 4:09 pm

Right?! Thanks, Jacqueline!

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Megan August 12, 2013 at 11:54 am

Totally ran out of time to stuff these with delish goat cheese and they were still amazing! Thanks for the recipe.

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Kristin @ KEEN Digital Summit August 13, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Strike the last comment–THIS is the slider I’ll make first!

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Destinee True August 16, 2013 at 10:46 pm

I made these tonight, I actually went with a full burger instead of slider sized and I really wish I had made them smaller. They were gigantic! But still awesome. Thanks for the great recipes!

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Leasa Freeman February 11, 2014 at 11:42 am

Would you be able to freeze the patties? If so at what point would you do that? :)

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Megan February 11, 2014 at 8:57 pm

You’d freeze them after the patties are formed! I’ve totally done that, and then baked as usual, just a little bit longer until completely warm. <3

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Sarah May 11, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Where can I find chipotle smoked hot pepper?

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admattai May 15, 2014 at 10:02 pm

I just made these, they are amazing! Will make again soon. this is a great recipe!!

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