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.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Brie Passano

Recipe Summary

30 mins
4 patties + 1 1/2 cups salsa


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.


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

Nutrition Facts

227 calories; fat 10g; cholesterol 1mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 27g; mono fat 5g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 6g; sugars 2g; protein 7g; vitamin a 375.1IU; vitamin c 10.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 1.6mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 50.8mcg; vitamin b12 0.3mcg; sodium 289mg; potassium 563mg; calcium 52mg; iron 2.3mg.