Plantain and Black Bean Burgers with Mango Jicama Slaw

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Up next are Plantain and Black Bean Burgers with Mango Jicama Slaw, or what I call the “Tango” burger. Cuban and Caribbean flavors meld together in this vegetarian friendly delight. It is like a trip to the islands for you senses. Piled on top of a crunchy tostada, a smokey and sweet burger topped with a juicy mango and fresh lime slaw. I think this burger will be a summertime favorite for meat eaters and plant based eaters alike!

Plantain and Black Bean Burgers with Mango Jicama Slaw

Yield: 4 burgers


  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ripe plantain, cut into large slices.
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or non stick spray
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp chopped cilantro, divided
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 ripe mango, diced
  • 1/3 c red onion, minced
  • 1/2 c jicama, sliced into thin strips
  • 4 tostadas


  1. Combine beans and plantain in a medium mixing bowl. Using a potato masher, mash until chunky but combined.
  2. Add garlic, cumin, salt, paprika, flour and 1/2 of cilantro. Pour in egg and stir.
  3. Heat a flat top or skillet on medium heat. Spray with non stick spray or olive oil (can also be made on grill using a high heat safe pan, like cast iron).
  4. Using a 1/3 c measuring cup, scoop mixture and place on flat top. Use opposite side of scoop to lightly press burger down. Cook 5 minutes each side.
  5. For slaw, combine red onion, jicama, mango and cilantro. Stir in lime juice.
  6. Assemble each burger on top of a tostada, top with slaw.
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  • Amanda

    Omgosh! What a fun way to use plantains! I'm always looking for new ways to use them other than fried or in a casserole. These looks awesome :D

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