Black Bean Burgers

Total Time


  • 4 D’Italiano® Original Crustini Hamburger Buns
  • 1 can black beans (540ml.)
  • 5 tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1⁄2 tsp. sea salt
  • Dash of ground pepper
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts
  • 1⁄2 tsp. chipotle powder
  • 1 chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 egg, whisked
  • 2 tbsp salsa
  • 4 slices Havarti cheese
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 4 lettuce leaves (Boston or
  • Romaine)
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard


  1. In a large, nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons of canola oil. Add the onion and cook over medium heat until lightly browned; add the garlic and cook until softened (2 minutes); season with salt.
  2. Scrape the onion and garlic into a food processor. Add the rice, beans, walnuts, whisked half egg, flour and green onion. Pulse until the mixture comes together and whole grains of rice are still visible; season with salt & pepper.
  3. Press 1/3 cup of the mixture into a 1/2-inch-thick patty; transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining mixture.
  4. Wipe out the skillet and heat 1 1/2 tablespoons of canola oil in it. Arrange 4 burger patties in the pan and cook over medium-high heat until browned on the bottom. Flip the patties and continue cooking until browned and heated through (about 5 minutes longer).Transfer the patties to a work surface. Repeat with the remaining patties.
  5. Once ready, top the buns with lettuce, black bean burger, 1-2 Havarti cheese slices, tomatoes, onions, cucumber and condiments.
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