Tex-Mex Pinto Bean Burgers

A hearty, spicy pinto bean burger with fresh tomatoes, jalapenos, corn, red onion and smoky spices piled high on a bun with cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and avocado. A Tex-mex explosion of flavors to make your taste buds dance.

If you never had a bean burger then you’re deprived. Seriously. What are you waiting for? They’re surprisingly good. You all know how much I love a beef burger, right? It’s entirely possible I may love bean burgers even more. They have a slight edge to them being there’s more varieties of beans then there is beef giving me more variations to love. Makes perfect sense.

Thank goodness I don’t have to decide. There’s room enough for every kind of burger in my life.

And yours.

Meatless included.

Make them. Wonder where bean burgers have been all your life. Then thank me.

You’re welcome.

Tex-Mex Pinto Bean Burgers

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 burgers

Tex-Mex Pinto Bean Burgers

A spicy pinto bean burger piled high on a bun with cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and avocado.


1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup corn
1/3 cup fresh tomato, diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 teaspoon jalapeno pepper, seeds and ribs removed, minced
1 heaping tablespoon fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt and a few cracks black pepper
1/2 teaspoon chile powder
1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano, crushed between fingers
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
For serving:
sharp cheddar cheese slices
crispy bacon


  1. In a large mixing bowl mash the beans with a potato masher leaving some chunks. Add the rest of the ingredients and using a fork combine well. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and grease lightly. Form mixture into 4 medium-sized patties or 3 larger patties. Cook 5-6 minutes on each side. Don't overcook or patties can dry out.
  3. Melt cheese over top and serve on buns with avocado, crispy bacon and the condiments of your choice.


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  1. says

    I really believe you are the master of bean burgers, my dear! This might be my favorite take on them yet. I love anything with corn and tex-mex flavors!

  2. says

    I made chickpea and cannellini beans burgers but I never used this kind of beans. They look great, I want to try them as soon as possible. Bye, have a good week

  3. says

    We haven’t tried pinto bean burgers before but we already love your black bean burgers. I’m pretty sure we’ll love these too!

    We want to thank you for the comments about our baby Sadie. We are devastated but are comforted by knowing that her sweet spirit was shared on our blog. She was very special and we miss her terribly. Hugs and soft purrs to you and handsome Moon!

  4. says

    Those look amazing!! I’m with you. Bean burgers are every bit as good, if not more, than a regular beef burger.

    I just got Rachel Ray’s Book of Burger in the mail today and it’s definitely got me craving burgers.

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