Flavored with scallions, garlic and spices, these are sure to please the whole family.

Average Cost: $11.21
Prep Time: 30 min
Average Cook Time: 30 min
Average Servings: 4

Recipe Source: Choose MyPlate


  • 1 can 15.5 ounce low-sodium black beans (drained and rinsed with cold water)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 2 scallions (green and white minced about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoon
  • Chopped fresh cilantro (or basil leaves or a combination)
  • 1 clove garlic (peeled and minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano or basil
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 whole-wheat buns


Step 1

Add beans to a bowl and mash with a fork until chunky. Add the egg and mix well.

Step 2

Add precooked rice, scallions, garlic and oregano, salt and pepper and mix until well combined.

Step 3

Divide the mixture into 4 portions and form each portion into a patty about ¾ to 1 inch thick.

Step 4

Place a large skillet on the stove on high heat. When the skillet is hot, add oil. Add burgers and cook 4 to 5 minutes per side until browned on both sides and heated throughout. Place on a whole wheat bun.


Try using old-fashioned rolled oats, leftover cooked barley or Panko breadcrumbs instead of prepared rice. Serve with your favorite toppings such as lettuce, tomato, guacamole, salsa, low-fat cheese, or low-fat yogurt.

Utensils Needed

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Fork
  • Mixing bowl
  • Skillet
  • Spatula
  • Serving plates


Serving Size: 3 oz patty

Total Fat5 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol53 mg
Sodium668 mg
Total Carbohydrates47 g
Dietary Fiber12 g
Total Sugars4g
Added Sugars3 g
Protein13 g