Spicy Chipotle Black Bean Sliders


SourceJr Iron Chef Vermont: Country Girls
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time25 minutes


These sweet and spicy sliders will make you think, who needs beef anyway?!  The flavor combination of the spicy black been burger and the sweet apple salsa will make your mouth water.


8 ounces
beans, black (canned)
8 ounces
beans, refried
1 cup
bell pepper, red (minced)
1/4 cup
cilantro (minced)
2 tablespoons
scallion (minced)
1 clove
garlic (minced)
1 teaspoon
chipotle powder
1 teaspoon
lemon juice
1 teaspoon
cumin, ground
1/2 teaspoon
salt ( plus more to taste)
1/4 cup
4 tablespoons
2/3 cup
onion (minced)
apple (peeled, chopped)
4 tablespoons
maple syrup
1/2 cup
white grape juice
2 cups
apple juice
bread, slider roll
8 ounces
cheese, cheddar (sliced)
black pepper


(Ingredients following and including 4 tablespoons butter (excluding the rolls and cheese) are used to make the salsa)


1. Slightly mash black beans, then add refried beans and egg. Mix until smooth. 

2. Stir in remaining ingredients and combine well. 

3. From burgers into 12 patties; set aside. 

4. Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium-high. Coat with olive oil. 

5. Add burgers to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes per side until warmed 

through and lightly browned. Set aside until ready to assemble sliders. 


1. Melt 2 tbsp. of the butter in a frying pan. Add the onions and cook on 

medium heat until the onions are translucent and tender; about 5 minutes. 

2. Add the apples and maple syrup and cook for about 5 more minutes. Remove 

from the pan and set aside.

*adapted from North Country Jr. Iron Chef recipe