Black Bean Burgers

Black Bean Burgers
Makes: 4 Servings
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Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes

Black beans and cooked rice are used as the base of these delicious burgers. Flavored with scallions, garlic and spices, these are sure to please the whole family. 


1 can 15.5 ounce low-sodium black beans (drained and rinsed with cold water)
1 large egg
1/2 cup cooked brown rice
2 scallions (green and white minced about 1/4 cup)
2 tablespoons Chopped fresh cilantro (or basil leaves or a combination)
1 clove garlic (peeled and minced)
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano or basil
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 whole-wheat buns


1.     Add beans to a bowl and mash with a fork until chunky. Add the egg and mix well.

2.     Add precooked rice, scallions, garlic and oregano, salt and pepper and mix until well combined.

3.     Divide the mixture into 4 portions and form each portion into a patty about ¾ to 1 inch thick.

4.     Place a large skillet on the stove on high heat.  When the skillet is hot, add oil. Add burgers and cook 4 to 5 minutes per side until browned on both sides and heated throughout. Place on a whole wheat bun.



  • Use old-fashioned rolled oats, leftover cooked barley or Panko breadcrumbs instead of prepared rice.
  • Serve with your favorite toppings such as lettuce, tomato, guacamole, salsa, low-fat cheese, or low-fat yogurt.


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Great meatless burger! This burger turned out great. I found the mixture a little wet when I went to form into patties, so I had to use some breadcrumbs along with the rice to get it to a good consistency. I also added some other seasonings that I liked like some chili powder. These will be added to our recipe book!
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So awesome great for my diet
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Packed with flavor. I saw the 5 stars and was doubtful that black bean burgers would really be worthy of 5 stars. My picky husband and mother in law loved them. These were packed with flavor! You can eat them by themselves and they are still yummy! I will for sure add this to our meal list!
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Delicious meat substitute I made this recipe adding some breadcrumbs for additional firmness. They came out fine and as good as or better than the veggie burgers sold commercially.
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