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Better Hamburger (Beef & Bean)

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained
  • 1 eggs
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 buns
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • lettuce


  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, garlic, onion, pinto beans, egg and breadcrumbs. Mix until just combined.
  • Form the mixture into 4 patties. Season both sides of each patty with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet over high heat. Add the burgers and cook for 5 minutes, flip and cook for 3 more minutes or until cooked through. Alternatively, burgers can be cooked on the grill.
  • Place the open buns on 4 separate plates. Top the bottom bun with a burger, the add sliced tomato and lettuce. Add more toppings if desired before topping with the top bun.