Summer is all about burgers, but meat-eaters shouldn’t get to have all the fun! I like chicken way too much to ever fully go vegetarian, but TJ and I like to occasionally go meatless at meals. These black bean and rice burgers are an awesome way to ditch the beef, while still having a filling and satisfying burger.
These patties stuck together much better than I expected them to. I thought it might start to fall apart after taking a bite into it, but it really did stay together like a beef patty would. The sauce on top of the burger is made from salsa and Greek yogurt (in place of sour cream), and it added a lot of flavor – so much that I didn’t even feel like having cheese on these. You should totally try making these this weekend!
1/2 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup microwaveable brown rice
1 shallot, finely diced
1 tbsp salsa
1/8 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/8 cup salsa
2 hamburger buns
Adapted from Betty Crocker’s Quick & Easy Cookbook