Black Bean Spiced Burgers

Zesty, flavorful, vegetarian burgers.


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium sauté pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Sauté the zucchini, onion, and carrot until vegetables are translucent and soft, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Place vegetable mixture and remaining burger ingredients in a food processor. Process until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Portion into 8 patties of black bean mixture and refrigerate for 10 minutes to set.
  5. Grill patties 2 minutes and rotate 90 degrees to create a crosshatch pattern. Cook for 2 minutes, flip over and repeat.
  6. In a medium bowl, combine cilantro, lime zest, lime juice and Greek yogurt. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. To assemble, spread 1 slice of wheat toast with 1 tablespoon of yogurt sauce. Layer with 3 slices avocado, 2 slices tomato, 1 slice onion, 1 piece of lettuce, 1 burger patty and top with 1 slice of wheat toast.

Recipe Courtesy of Chef Jonathan,
ALDI Test Kitchen



Carlini Cooking Spray

1 teaspoon Carlini Vegetable Oil

½ cup diced zucchini

½ cup diced yellow onion

½ cup peeled and diced carrot

2 tablespoons Burman's Ketchup

2 tablespoons Sweet Baby Ray's Original Barbecue Sauce

2 cups Millville Quick Oats

2 tablespoons Sweet Harvest Original Applesauce

1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Italian Seasoning

½ teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Garlic Powder

½ teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Onion Powder

¾ teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Ground Cumin

¾ teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Paprika

¾ teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Chili Powder

½ teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Iodized Salt, plus additional to taste

1 teaspoon Stonemill Essentials Ground Black Pepper, plus additional to taste

3 15.5-ounce cans Dakota's Pride Black Beans, drained and rinsed


2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

1 lime, zested and juiced

½ cup Friendly Farms Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt

Stonemill Essentials Iodized Salt, to taste

Stonemill Essentials Ground Black Pepper, to taste

16 slices L'oven Fresh 100% Whole Wheat Wide Pan Bread, toasted

1 avocado, sliced

1 beefsteak tomato, sliced

1 red onion, thinly sliced

¼ romaine heart

Prep Time:
10 minutes (plus 10 minutes to chill)

Cook Time:
20 minutes

Total Time:
30 minutes (plus 10 minutes to chill)

8 burgers