Black Bean and Rice Patties with Fresh Tomato-Avocado Salsa

Perfectly seasoned with warm spices such as chipotle chile pepper and cumin, you'll love these hearty little black bean patties. Bonus: they're also healthy! Each vegetarian patty is just over 200 calories and packs 7g of protein.

plate of Black Bean and Rice Patties with Fresh Tomato-Avocado Salsa
Photo: Brie Passano
Total Time:
30 mins
4 patties + 1 1/2 cups salsa


  • 1 4.4 ounce container cooked brown rice, such as Minute Ready to Serve

  • 1 15 ounce can reduced-sodium black beans, drained but not rinsed

  • ¼ cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed

  • 2 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon light mayonnaise

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered

  • ½ cup chopped avocado

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion

  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat rice according to package directions. In a large bowl slightly mash beans, leaving some beans whole. Stir in rice, egg, 1 Tbsp. of the lime juice, the mayonnaise, garlic, oregano, ground chipotle pepper, cumin, and salt. Shape mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.

  2. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet heat oil over medium-high. Add patties; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until brown and heated through, turning once.

  3. For salsa, in a small bowl combine tomatoes, avocado, onion, cilantro, and remaining 1 Tbsp. lime juice. Serve patties with salsa.


Bean and rice mixture will be quite soft. Be gentle when flipping patties.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

227 Calories
10g Fat
27g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 227
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 289mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 10.8mg 54%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Potassium 563mg 12%
Folate, total 50.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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