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.
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.
- 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
Preheat grill or broiler to high.
Place beans, rice, onion, tomato paste, basil, oregano, and cheese in food processor; pulse until well blended. Form into eight patties.
Grill or broil patties for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.
Place each patty on a bottom bun. Top with tomato, lettuce, and top bun.
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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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