Tex-Mex Bean Burgers with Salsa - 2 Guiding Stars
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These bean burgers taste great. Their complex combination of ingredients offers phenomenal flavor. As with most veggie burgers, they are on the soft side. Use a pan to cook them over a grill.


Bean Burger:

  • 1 cup quick-cooking brown rice
  • 1 (15 oz.) can low sodium pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed with press
  • ½ tsp. ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp. chipotle chile powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • cooking spray


  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped jalapeño
  • ¼ tsp. salt


  1. Cook rice as label directs; let cool.
  2. Make salsa by combining tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In food processor, pulse rice, beans, corn, garlic, coriander, chile powder, salt, and ground black pepper until combined but still chunky. (This can be refrigerated, covered, up to 4 hours)
  4. Shape mixture into 4 (1″ thick) patties.
  5. Spray a 12″ nonstick skillet and heat on medium (1 minute).
  6. Cook burgers until browned, turning once (8-10 minutes).


Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 160; Total Fat 2g (3% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 0.5g (0% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 400mg (17% DV); Total Carbohydrate 32g (12% DV); Dietary Fiber 5.5g (21% DV); Total Sugars 5g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 6g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 10% DV; Potassium 10% DV; Manganese 40% DV; Copper 20% DV; Niacin 20% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/tex-mex-bean-burgers-with-salsa/
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