Grilled Red Beans & Rice BurgersdownloadEmail This Post

Grilled Red Beans & Rice Burgers

Prep: 20 minutes
Grill: 10 minutes • Serves: 4

1cup brown rice
1can (15.5 ounces) no salt added dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed and patted dry
1/2cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2cup walnut pieces
2teaspoons salt-free steak grilling blend seasoning
1teaspoon black pepper
1teaspoon garlic powder
3tablespoons avocado oil mayonnaise
2tablespoons steak sauce
4(1/2-inch-thick) slices Vidalia onion
Nonstick cooking spray
4whole wheat hamburger buns

1. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. Prepare rice as label directs; cool slightly.

2. In food processor, process rice, beans, breadcrumbs, walnuts, steak seasoning, pepper and garlic powder 2 minutes or until a thick dough forms but some small pieces remain, scraping down bowl occasionally; form into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties.

3. In small bowl, whisk mayonnaise and steak sauce. Makes about 1/4 cup.

4. Spray both sides of onions and patties with cooking spray; place on hot grill rack. Cover and cook onions 8 minutes or until tender and lightly charred, turning once; cook burgers 10 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once. Serve burgers in buns topped with onion and mayonnaise mixture.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
519 Calories, 21g Fat (3g Saturated), 12mg Cholesterol, 473mg Sodium, 72g Carbohydrates, 9g Fiber, 11g Protein

Chef Tip:
For a timesaver, use packaged ready-to-serve brown rice.