Black Bean & Rice Veggie Burgers

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Krsi Sue

Since having gastric bypass, eating hamburger is like digesting gravel! So, here is one of my veggie burger recipes. Feel free to add spices to fit your taste, such as cilantro. A bit of green chile or jalepeno will warm the taste of it as well! I've updated the recipe (4/22) per Jilibean's suggestion to bind the patties together more...thanks Jilibean!

Top Review by windhorse23

I read a previous review and decided to use fat free refried beans instead of mashing the beans myself. Otherwise I followed the recipe closely. I thought I had the consistency problem solved because this made a smooth batter. But they still didn't fry nicely and were mushy. So I took the rest of the mixture, formed it into patties and baked it at about 375 degrees for about 15 minutes. Viola! Very good! I could hear my DS taking a bite and saying "These ARE good." Thanks for the recipe, Krsi.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mash beans.
  2. Mix beans, rice, onion, egg,and salsa.
  3. Spray skillet with cooking spray & turn on heat to medium.
  4. Spoon 1/2 cup mixture each into skillet and flatten to 1/2 inch thick.
  5. Cook 4-5 minutes on each side.

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