Black Bean Rice Burgers

Black Bean Rice Burgers

"A salsa and sour cream sauce helps dress up these hearty vegetarian burgers. 'My fiance, who's a confirmed meat-and-potatoes man, loves these sandwiches and asks for them often,' relates Laura Wimbrow of Ocean City, Maryland."
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20 m servings
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  1. In a large bowl, mash beans with a fork. Add the rice, onion, egg and 2 tablespoons salsa; mix well. Drop by 1/2 cupfuls into a large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray. Flatten to 1/2-in. thickness. Cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until firm and browned.
  2. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and remaining salsa. Place a lettuce leaf, burger, sour cream mixture and slice of cheese on bun.

Footnotes

  • Nutritional Analysis: One sandwich equals 368 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 875 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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These were great! Even my picky 7-yr old loved them...I did make a few small changes, though. A handful of breadcrumbs helped them hold together much better, and I added some chili powder and ...

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This recipe needs some changes and additions. I added vegetable oil and flour to help it stick. I added garlic powder, cumin, chili powder and seasoned salt to the mixture. I topped it with guac...

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These were great! Even my picky 7-yr old loved them...I did make a few small changes, though. A handful of breadcrumbs helped them hold together much better, and I added some chili powder and ...

These were awesome! I added a large handful of seasoned breadcrumbs based on previous reviews and they held together perfectly. First vegetarian burger I have really enjoyed. Hubby liked them...

This was a great recipe; the burgers tasted fantastic. The only change I made was adding about half a cup of flour to the mix to make them hold together better when I cooked them because they fe...

These were excellent! I doubled the recipe, added a handful of breadcrumbs, but instead of salsa, I added two chopped chipotle peppers and 4 TB of the adobo sauce. I added sliced avocado along...

This recipe needs some changes and additions. I added vegetable oil and flour to help it stick. I added garlic powder, cumin, chili powder and seasoned salt to the mixture. I topped it with guac...

I thought these were really good. The rice adds some firmness to the burger. I also added some crsushed whole wheat saltines, salt, pepper, chili powder, and a little chopped garlic. These were ...

These were very good and easy, but I made some changes. I added some frozen corn, garlic powder, cumin and chili powder to the mixture before making the "patties" - which, even with bread crum...

We really enjoyed these. I doubled, almost tripled the recipe, including 2 cans black and one can garbanzo beans (reduced sodium). I formed the patties into approx. 4 oz portions and froze the...

The flavor of these was very good, but mine wouldn't hold together very well into what I could call a burger. I made it exactly as the recipe called for, so I don't know if other people are mor...

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