Black Bean Sliders with Spicy Orange Sauce

Black Bean Sliders with Spicy Orange Sauce
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Do you get sick of trying to think of what to make every night for dinner? And then do you find yourself making the same few things night after night? Here is a delicious and healthy way to change up the traditional burger. We found this great recipe on

So pick up some Indian River Select® Brand Orange Juice and give it a try this week! It’s a sure thing that every member of your family will fall in love with this tasty recipe.


Black Bean Sliders

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup carrot, shredded
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 14 slider-sized buns

Spicy Orange Sauce

  • 1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce


Black Bean Sliders

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet.
  • Add onion and let cook until tender and slightly caramelized.
  • Transfer onion to a large mixing bowl.
  • To this bowl add beans, carrots, cornmeal, breadcrumbs, chili powder, salt, cilantro, and water.
  • Use a large spoon or your hands to mash it all together.
  • If the mixture is too dry to hold together add more water, one tablespoon at a time.
  • Hand-form bean mixture into patties to match the size of the slider buns.
  • Heat remaining oil in a large skillet and pan-fry patties about 3 minutes on each side, until lightly browned and crisp.
  • Add more oil to the skillet as needed.
  • Drain patties on absorbent paper.
  • Dress with lettuce, tomato and Spicy Orange Sauce, and serve on slider buns.

Spicy Orange Sauce

  • Mix all ingredients together and serve on sliders.

Make it a little healthier tips:

  • Use a whole wheat bun instead of white
  • Don’t use a bun at all, just top it with some lettuce and tomato and that delicious orange sauce

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