Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Vegan Black Bean Sliders w/ Spicy Mango Sauce and Guacamole

A patty made from perfectly spiced black beans with slow cooked caramelized, to add sweetness and moisture, topped with tangy spicy mango sauce and chunky guacamole.


  • 12-15 mini buns/rolls for sliders or 6-8 regulars sized hamburger buns
  • Sliders
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, small dice
  • 1 14-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small carrot, finely diced or shredded (about ½ cup)
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ bunch cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup water
  • Spicy Mango Sauce
  • 1 mango, peeled and cut
  • ½ cup sun dried tomatoes, whole or sliced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar, but any kind will do)
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • Guacamole
  • 3 ripe Haas avocados, halved, pitted, and peeled
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ¼ cup salsa fresca
  • sea salt and black pepper


  1. Procedure: Sliders
  2. In a large skillet, sauté onions in 2 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium heat until tender and slightly caramelized, about 20 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, use a large spoon or your hands to mash together beans, carrots, cornmeal, breadcrumbs, chili powder, salt, cilantro, ¼ cup water, and caramelized onions. If mixture is too dry to hold together, add more water 1 tablespoon at a time.
  4. Using your hands, form mini burger patties that match the size of your buns or mini slider rolls.
  5. In a large non-stick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium/high heat and fry patties. Let each patty get browned and slightly crisp on each side before flipping (about 3 minutes on each side). Add more olive oil to skillet as you continue to fry more patties.
  6. Spicy Mango Sauce
  7. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  8. Guacamole
  9. In a large bowl, mash together the avocado and lime juice, then fold in the salsa fresca.
  10. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Assembly
  12. Slice each roll or bun in half and layer a couple teaspoons of mango sauce, 1 black bean slider, and about a tablespoon of guacamole. If you have extra mango sauce, you can use it as a dip for your fries!

    Bon Appétit,

    recipe by Chef Chloe and photos by Laura Spear

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