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Hispanic Heritage Month Recipes

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, from September 15 to October 15 Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by sharing the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. 2021 was especially significant because it was the 200th anniversary of Costa Rican Independence from Spain. Here are a few traditional & unique Latin American recipes you may want to add to your menu: 

Black Bean & Squash Veggie Burgers

We always have people with a variety of eating preferences & palates attending our BBQ's. In response, I've always had fun experimenting with flavors and making new burgers for our get-togethers. This time I want to share one that was tried and tested with our family recently and is sure to be a hit at your summer BBQ's.

This soy-free veggie burger is packed with flavor, that plays off the herby cilantro and spicy BBQ sauce, topped with an avocado slice on a sesame seed bun.

Black Bean & Squash Veggie Burgers

Black BEan & Squash Veggie Burgers
Emily (Cooking for Kishore)


  • 1 14 oz can of Black Beans, drained
  • 1 Red Onion, choppped
  • 1 Cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Corn
  • 1 cup Butternut Squash, cubed
  • 1/2 tsp Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 Tbsp spicy BBQ sauce
  • 1/4 cup Panko Breadcrumbs
  • 6 Sesame Seed Buns
  • Iceberg Lettuce, shredded
  • Tomato, thinly sliced
  • Avocado, thinly sliced
  • Olive Oil


  1. Heat the Olive Oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add Butternut Squash cubes and cook for 5 minutes, then set aside and let cool.
  2. In a food processor add half the can of black beans, and half the butternut squash, pulse till you get a coarse crumbly meal, DO NOT puree! Transfer the meal to a bowl and mix in the remaining black beans, onion, carrot, corn, cilantro, garlic, cumin, salt, pepper, panko, and BBQ sauce. Make sure it is incorporated well. Then divide into 6 and make into rounded patties but don't flatten or squish them. *If the mix is too wet, add about another 1/4 cup of panko breadcrumbs until it holds it's shape but not too dry.*
  3. Make sure your skillet is heated and then carefully add the patties, allowing each side to get a nice crisp brown. *You can pre-cook these and heat them on the grill.*
  4. To assemble your burger - on the lightly toasted sesame seed bun, add the shredded lettuce, tomato, then the burger, then top with a slice of avocado.
Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 mins. 
Cook time: 15 mins. 
Total time: 25 mins. 
Tags: barbecue, black bean and squash veggie burger, veggie burger, vegetarian burger, vegan burger Recipe, vegan slider, vegan burger, summer, veggie burger recipe, veggie slider recipe 

Serve Hot with a nice Dill Pickle and Enjoy!


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