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Red Beans and Rice Veggie Burgers

Get ready for a flavor fiesta with these Red Beans and Rice Veggie Burgers! Packed with protein and bursting with the dynamic duo of red beans and rice, they’re a game-changer for a quick and satisfying meal. Trust me, this recipe is as smart as it is delicious.

In just 45 minutes, you’ll be sinking your teeth into a veggie burger that’s both hearty and wholesome. The best part? Make a surplus, toss ’em in the freezer, and voilà—your shortcut to a killer dinner whenever hunger strikes.

Picture this: red beans and brown rice dancing together in a food processor, creating a texture that’s a party in your mouth. Add breadcrumbs, red onion, bell pepper, and a medley of spices—cumin, smoked paprika, and a pinch of chili powder. Pulse until it’s a flavor-packed symphony, stopping just short of total smoothness. We’re aiming for texture, folks!

Now, dive into the messy joy of shaping these into six glorious patties. Sizzle them up in olive oil—four to five minutes per side—until they’re golden brown and screaming with flavor. Let them rest, because every superstar needs a moment before hitting the stage.

Serve these veggie rockstars on whole-grain buns, and let your creativity shine with toppings. Lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado—pick your faves. Bobby Flay would tell you to add a signature sauce, whether it’s a zesty mustard or a smoky chipotle mayo.

Freeze the leftovers for your future self, and don’t forget to customize. Add black beans for extra texture or sprinkle fresh cilantro on top for a burst of freshness. These Red Beans and Rice Veggie Burgers are a culinary carnival you won’t want to miss!

Red Beans and Rice Veggie Burgers

Red Beans and Rice Veggie Burgers

Enjoy a delicious and protein-packed meal with Red Beans and Rice Veggie Burgers. This easy-to-follow recipe yields 6 burgers, perfect for meal prep. The dynamic duo of red beans and rice forms a complete protein, making these burgers a wholesome choice. Prep in just 15 minutes, cook in 20, and with an additional 10 minutes of resting time, you'll have a satisfying meal in 45 minutes. Suitable for vegetarians, these burgers are versatile and can be customized to your taste. Freeze extras for a quick and convenient dinner option. Each burger is approximately 250 calories, excluding buns and toppings.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Vegetarian
Servings 6 burgers
Calories 400 kcal


  • Food processor
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Frying pan or grill
  • Spatula


  • 2 cans (15 oz) red beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup red onion finely chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped bell pepper any color
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for cooking

Associated Ingredients:

  • Whole-grain burger buns
  • Lettuce leaves
  • Tomato slices
  • Red onion rings
  • Avocado slices
  • Mustard ketchup, or your preferred sauce

Inline Ingredients:

  • 1 can black beans optional, for added texture
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro optional, for garnish


  • In a food processor, combine red beans, cooked brown rice, breadcrumbs, red onion, bell pepper, garlic, cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Pulse the ingredients until well combined but not completely smooth. You want some texture in the mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl.
  • Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and shape each portion into a patty.
  • Heat olive oil in a frying pan or grill over medium heat.
  • Cook the veggie burgers for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove the burgers from the heat and let them rest for 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve the red beans and rice veggie burgers on whole-grain buns with your favorite toppings and condiments.


  1. Freeze leftover veggie burgers individually for convenient future meals.
  2. Customize the seasoning and add your favorite spices for a unique flavor.
  3. These burgers can also be grilled for a smokier taste.
  4. Use gluten-free breadcrumbs for a gluten-free option.
Keyword High-Protein, Meal Prep, Red Beans, Rice, Veggie Burgers
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Erika Herbert
Erika Herbert