Southwest Beef and Black Bean Burger

By Rick T. from Nixa High School, Nixa, Missouri.


A mixture of Beef and Black Beans, seasoned with flavors of the Southwest. Served on a warm Whole Wheat Bun and topped with Mozzarella Cheese and sauteed Red, Green and Yellow Sweet Peppers. Condiments include your choice of toppings including: Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Jalapeno, Chipotle Mayonnaise and Salsa.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 sandwich

From Fat29.23%%
From Saturated Fat9.85%%
From Sugar6.17%%


Ingredient 6 servings 50 servings
Beef Ground 80/20 RawLb/1Lb/8.375
Black Beans, canned, drainedOz/4.5Lb/2.5
Jalapeno Peppers, cannedCup/1/4Cups/2 1/2
Chili Powdertsp/3/4TBSP/1.66
Black pepper, Crackedtsp/1/2TBSP/1.165
Cilantro, freshsprigs/2sprigs/9
Garlic Powdertsp/1/4tsp/2
Shredded Mozzarella, Part SkimOz/1.5Oz/12.5
53% WG Hamb Buns, 4" Sara LeeEach/6each/50
Chipotle Mayonnaise-Red CalorieTBSP/6TBSP/50
Tri Color Bell Pepper Blend, freshOz/6Lb/3.125
Iceberg Lettuce, shreddedCup/3/4Qts/1 1/2
Red Ripe Tomato, 1/4" thick sliceslices/12slices/100
Salsa, mediumOz/1.25Oz/10


1)Measure out 1/8th of the onion slices, mince and set aside. Reserve the remaining amount for topping/condiment.

2)Measure out 1/8th of the Jalapeno Peppers, mince and set aside.Reserve the remaining amount for topping/condiment.

3)Thouroughly mix together the Ground Beef, Black Beans, the 1/8th of Onion and Jalapeno, Cilantro, Chili Powder, Garlic Powder and Black Pepper.

4)Portion into 3 ounce patties, place on sheet pan and bake at 300 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

5)Remove and top with 1/4 ounce Mozzarella cheese, continue baking until cheese is melted.

6)Separately, saute Three Pepper Blend strips until firm tender and hold warm for service.

Serve each sandwich as follows:

1 53% Whole Grain Hamburger Bun, 1 Burger Patty, 1/4 oz Mozzarella Cheese, Pepper Blend.

Toppings provided for self service: Shredded Lettuce, Sliced Tomato, Sliced Onion, Sliced Jalapeno, Salsa and Chipotle Mayonnaise.