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Oh So Good Veggie Burgers! Even for Meat Eaters!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

Our main courses typically consist of some kind of meat or fish, so it has to be something pretty delicious to distract me from that! These veggie burgers are so good!

Course: Main, Main Course
Cuisine: American, North American
Servings: 4 patties
Author: Nelson Cardoso
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/4 cups black beans
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup natural bbq sauce (you can pronounce all the ingredients)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp old bay seasoning
  • vegetable oil for greasing the grill
  1. Heat a cast iron grill (or other grill) over the stove on medium high. (these can also be grilled on a BBQ)

  2. In a small pan, sauté the onions and garlic in the olive oil between medium and medium high. About 4 minutes. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, add the beans, salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, paprika, old bay seasoning and mash everything until the beans have fallen apart.

  4. Add the honey, bbq sauce, sautéed onion and garlic, rice and breadcrumbs, and mix until all the ingredients are well combined.

  5. With clean hands, pack/squeeze in the ingredients until it feels like a bread dough (holds well together).

  6. Divide the mix into four equal parts (balls).

  7. Mold each part into the shape of a burger patty.

  8. Carefully (it's hot!) oil the grill with a scrunched paper towel and vegetable oil.

  9. Place the patties on the grill and cook for about 3 minutes, and turn over to cook for another 3 minutes. Repeat for both sides (Total of 12 minutes).

  10. Place the patties on your favourite bun or serve them without bread. Serve these with a nice fresh salad or other favourite side.

  11. Enjoy!