Best of Everything Veggie Burgers


I have two different veggie burger recipes and found that mixing them into one created the ULTIMATE veggie bean burger. My meat-and-potatoes firefighter husband LOVES these and says he could eat them every week!

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
16 mins
Total Time:
41 mins
6 patties


  • ½ cup uncooked brown rice

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 (16 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 green bell pepper, halved and seeded

  • 1 onion, quartered

  • ½ cup sliced mushrooms

  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled

  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt

  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce

  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs, or as needed


  1. Bring the brown rice and water to a boil in a saucepan over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is tender, and the liquid has been absorbed, 45 to 50 minutes.

  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Lightly oil a sheet of aluminum foil. Mash black beans in a large bowl with a fork until thick and pasty; set aside.

  3. Place the bell pepper, onion, mushrooms, and garlic in the bowl of a food processor, and chop finely. Stir the bell pepper mixture into the mashed black beans. Place the brown rice and mozzarella cheese in the food processor, and process until combined. Stir the mixture into the black beans.

  4. Whisk together the eggs, chili powder, cumin, garlic salt, and hot sauce. Stir the egg mixture into the black bean mixture. Stir in the bread crumbs, adding additional bread crumbs as needed until the mixture is sticky and holds together. Divide into 6 large patties.

  5. Place patties onto the prepared foil, and grill until browned and heated through, about 8 minutes per side.

Cook's Note:

To bake the patties: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C), and lightly oil a baking sheet. Place patties on baking sheet, and bake about 10 minutes on each side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

317 Calories
6g Fat
49g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 317
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 71mg 24%
Sodium 1704mg 74%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 13g 45%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 24mg 120%
Calcium 221mg 17%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 702mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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