Makes a delicious dinner burger and a great way to use leftover grits! Kick up the veggie burger a notch by adding leafy lettuce, a big slice of tomato, and a toasted bun. Yum!


  • 1/4 cup WEM Organic Yellow Corn Grits, cooked*
  • 2 Tbsp WEM Organic Yellow Cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup WEM Organic All-Purpose Flour
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese (low or nonfat is fine)
  • 1/2 cup black beans, mashed
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp minced onion

* To make 1/4 cup cooked grits:

  • In a small saucepan bring 1/8 cup grits, 1/2 cup water, and a pinch of salt to a boil. Lower heat and simmer 10-12 minutes, stirring often, until tender.
  • Microwave method: In a microwave bowl, stir 1/8 cup grits, a pinch of salt, and 3/4 cup water together. Heat on high for 3 minutes. Stop, stir and heat in 2-minute increments, stirring after each, until tender.


Hands-on Time: 10-12 minutes
Baking Time: 3-5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 12-15 cakes

  1. Mash black beans and minced onion.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, combine all ingredients.
  3. Coat a griddle or large skillet with cooking spray and heat on medium.
  4. Drop batter by spoonfuls onto the griddle.
  5. Cook until browned and then flip to cook the second side.
  6. Serve hot.