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.

Andrea Kirkland, M.S., RD
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Brie Passano

Recipe Summary

total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 patties + 1 1/2 cups salsa
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

Tip

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

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; total fat 10g; saturated fat 1g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 5g; cholesterol 1mg; sodium 289mg; potassium 563mg; carbohydrates 27g; fiber 6g; sugar 2g; protein 7g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 375IU; vitamin c 11mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 51mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 52mg; iron 2mg.
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