Red Beans and Rice Burgers

By J Kate

Red Beans and Rice Burgers
Ingredients
  • 1 15 ounce can no-salt-added red kidney beans, rinsed and drained or 1-3/4 cooked red kidney beans

  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery

  • 1/4 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 3/4 cup cooked brown rice

  • 4 whole grain hamburger buns, split and toasted

  • Light mayonnaise, fresh spinach leaves, tomato slices, and/or red onion slices (optional)

Directions
  1. In a medium bowl coarsely mash beans with a potato masher or fork. Stir in onion, celery, bread crumbs, cilantro, garlic, oregano, cumin, salt, and black pepper. Stir in rice.

  2. Shape the bean mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.

  3. Preheat a grill pan or large skillet over medium heat. Add patties to pan or skillet. Cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until heated through, turning patties once.

  4. Serve burgers on toasted hamburger buns with light mayonnaise, spinach, tomato, and/or red onion, if desired.

  5. Red Beans and Rice Burgers


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Calories 253
Protein(gm)12
Carbohydrate(gm)48
Fat total(gm)2
Dietary Fiber total(gm)12
Sugar total(gm)5
Vitamin A(IU)194
Vitamin C(mg)5
Thiamin(mg)0
Riboflavin(mg)0
Niacin(mg)3
Pyridoxine (Vit. B6)(mg)0
Folate(µg)12
Sodium(mg)392
Potassium(mg)93
Calcium(DV %)162
Iron(DV %)3

vegetarian

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