Black Bean Burgers

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Black Bean Burgers

Black Bean Burgers

Makes: 4 Servings
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.

My Notes

Source: USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion

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