RECIPE: Butter Bean Burgers   

RECIPE: Butter Bean Burgers

RECIPE: Butter Bean Burgers

September 02, 2021

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You'll flip for these butter bean burgers!


1 15-ounce can butter beans, drained and rinsed

1⁄2 cup red onion, finely chopped

1/3 cup carrot, grated and finely chopped

1⁄4 cup celery, finely chopped

1 egg, beaten

1⁄4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1⁄4 teaspoon each, salt and pepper

3⁄4 cup cooked brown rice, cooled

6–12 large butter lettuce leaves

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  1. In a medium bowl, coarsely mash drained beans with a fork or potato masher.
  2. Add the remainder of the ingredients through brown rice. Mix well.
  3. Shape into 6 1⁄2-inch-thick patties. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add patties to skillet and cook for 10–12 minutes or until heated through, turning patties once halfway through cooking.
  5. Place in lettuce leaf. Top with avocado, thinly sliced red onions, cilantro and tomatoes.

Nutritional Information

Makes 6 patties

Per patty: 145 calories, 6g protein, 18g carbohydrate (4g fiber), 6g fat (1g sat, 5g mono/poly fat), 230mg sodium


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