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red beans & rice plant-based burger patties on white plate

red beans & rice plant-based burger patties

  • Author: Jackie Newgent
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


I’m a big, BIG veggie burger fan. It’s such a fun way to get plants! I don’t think I really have a favorite, but I do have a go-to recipe that I make the most often. This is it! These red beans & rice plant-based burger patties are so easy to make—and tasty, nourishing, and versatile. They look pretty darn close to the “real thing,” too


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  • 1 (15-ounce) can no-salt-added red kidney or aduki beans, well drained, do not rinse
  • 1 1/4 cups cooked short-grain brown rice, chilled (8.3 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup no-salt-added sweet potato puree or pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup chickpea flour or flour of choice
  • 1 tablespoon ground chia seeds or ground flax seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon + 1/8 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, or to taste (I like spice so I use a bit more!)
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder, or to taste (I use a bit more of this, too!)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon avocado or sunflower oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°
  2. Add all ingredients except the avocado or sunflower oil to a food processor and pulse until well combined, yet still plenty of texture.
  3. Silicone mat– or unbleached parchment paper-lined baking sheet, form the mixture into 4 patties, about 3/4 cup each and about 4 1/2- to 5-inch diameter. Using a culinary brush, lightly brush just the top of each with the avocado or sunflower oil.
  4. Roast in the oven until crisped and fully cooked through, about 40 minutes, no flipping required. Serve in buns with toppings as desired.


Cookout tip: Roast the patties in advance and chill. Then, when it’s cookout time, lightly brush both sides of the patties with avocado oil and grill until heated through and grill marks form.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Main dish
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 plant-based patty
  • Calories: 300
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 660mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Protein: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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