Black Bean Rice Burgers


These hearty and filling burgers are made with black beans and rice. Dressed up with a salsa and sour cream sauce, even your meat-and-potatoes man will love them.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons salsa

  • ¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream

  • ¼ cup salsa

  • 4 hamburger buns, split

  • 4 lettuce leaves

  • 4 slices reduced-fat Cheddar cheese


  1. Mash beans with a fork in a large bowl. Stir in rice, onion, egg, bread crumbs, and 2 tablespoons salsa; mix well.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat; drop bean mixture by 1/2-cupfuls into skillet and flatten to 1/2-inch thickness. Cook until each side is firm and browned, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

  3. Combine sour cream and 4 tablespoons salsa in a small bowl. Place a bean burger on bun with a lettuce leaf, 1 slice Cheddar cheese, and top with salsa mixture. Repeat with remaining ingredients.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

484 Calories
10g Fat
75g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 484
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 1192mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 75g 27%
Dietary Fiber 11g 41%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 305mg 23%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 653mg 14%

* 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.