Brooke Jacob, MS, RD, CDE, Nutrition Services program manager, prepares these black bean sliders for game day — and they are winners any day of the year. Serve with fruit, veggies or our guacamole dip.


1-15oz can black beans, undrained
1-4oz can chopped green chilies, undrained
1 cup plain dry bread crumbs
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 large egg, beaten
¼ cup yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons sour cream or yogurt, if desired


  1. Place beans in their juice in food processor or blender. Cover and process until slightly mashed. Remove from food processor.

2. In a bowl, mix beans, chiles in their juice, bread crumbs, chili powder and egg.

3. Shape mixture into 12 patties, each about ½ in thick.

4. Coat each patty lightly with cornmeal.

5. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Cook patties in oil 5 to 10 minutes, turning once, until crisp and cooked through.

6. Move patties to serving plate. Dollop sour cream or yogurt as desired.

Serves: 12
Serving Size: 1 patty


Calories 106 Total Fat 3.5 g
Saturated Fat .5 g Monounsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat .75 g Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 15 mg Sodium 159 mg
Potassium 94 mg Total Carbohydrate 14 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g Sugars 1 g
Protein 4.5 g