Bean Burgers on the Grill


1 – Cup cooked brown rice
½ – white onion diced finely
1 – cup toasted walnuts
1 – tbsp chili powder
1 – tbsp cumin powder
1 – tbsp paprika
½ – tbsp olive oil or grapeseed oil
½ – tsp each salt and pepper
1 – tbsp organic brown sugar
1.5 – cups cooked black beans
1/3 – cup panko bread crumbs
4 – tbsp BBQ sauce
Bun along with any vegetables to top your burger with (i.e. – Organic lettuce, tomato, or onion)



  1. Cook rice according to package directions, set aside.
  2. Heat skillet to medium heat, add raw walnuts, and cook for around 5 minutes until the walnuts are golden brown and fragrant. Remove from skillet and set aside to cool.
  3. Heat the same skillet over medium heat, once the skillet is hot, add onion, olive oil, and season with salt and pepper, sauté for around 4 minutes, until onion is translucent. Remove from heat.
  4. Add cooled walnuts to food processor with spices, salt, pepper, and organic brown sugar. Blend until a fine meal is achieved.
  5. Add drained, rinsed, and dried black beans to a large mixing bowl and mash until almost all beans are mashed.
  6. To that mixing bowl, add your rice, bread crumbs, walnut mixture, onions, bbq sauce, and mix thoroughly. Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly as you like.
  7. Divide patties into whatever size you like, ¼ to ½ of the mixture per patty yields very good burgers.
  8. Heat the grill to medium heat and brush the grilling surface with oil to avoid sticking.
  9. Once the grill has reached heat, add burgers and close lid.
  10. Cook burgers 3-4 minutes per side, adding cheese on top after first flip if you’d like
  11. Remove burgers from heat and let cool while preparing your bun.
  12. Place burger on bun and enjoy!

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