Italian Bean Burgers

Italian Bean Burgers

Whether you’re a vegetarian or just eating clean, you’ll know that having a great go-to veggie burger recipe is key.

Most vegetarians can attest to the fact that veggie burgers can vary wildly in quality. This is especially the case with frozen burger patties that no-doubt contain preservatives and some less than healthy additives.

But this Italian Bean Burger recipe is packed with wholesome ingredients. It gets its protein from hearty black beans and brown rice and its rich flavor from freshly diced onions, all-natural tomato paste, and a savory Italian spice blend.

Top your burger with a slice of tangy tomato and a bit of crunchy romaine lettuce and you’ve got a satisfying meal.

Hearty black beans and brown rice fortify these bean burgers feature fresh onion, basil, and grated Parmesan cheese for a flavorful vegetarian burger.
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Italian Bean Burgers

Hearty black beans and brown rice fortify these bean burgers feature fresh onion, basil, and grated Parmesan cheese for a flavorful vegetarian burger.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 309 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-oz.) can black beans drained, rinsed, mashed
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 Tbsp. all-natural tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. dried basil leaves
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 8 whole-grain hamburger buns
  • 8 slices medium tomato
  • 8 romaine lettuce leaves

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill or broiler to high.

  2. Place beans, rice, onion, tomato paste, basil, oregano, and cheese in food processor; pulse until well blended. Form into eight patties.

  3. Grill or broil patties for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.    

  4. Place each patty on a bottom bun. Top with tomato, lettuce, and top bun.    

Nutrition Facts
Italian Bean Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 309 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 620mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 8g
Protein 13g 26%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Protein
1 Grain Carb

P90X3 Portions
2½ Carb
1 Protein

Body Beast Portions
2½ Starch
2 Protein

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For the vegan plan, serve open-faced with a side salad or veggies for a great lunch option.

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