Black bean & rice Mexicain burger

Many tacos and other Mexican foods are made with meat. I have tried few times to create these Mexican-flavor burgers. Now, each time if feel like Mexican food, I cook these patties and I serve them with carrots slaw, tomatoes, cucumber, guacamole, lime wedges and fresh coriander.

Adjust the amount of spices according to your taste.

Again, if you have rice leftover, use it!


Ingredients for 6 burgers

    • 100g rice (basmati or brown)
    • 400g black beans rinsed
    • ¼ cup oatmeal
    • 2 spring onions finely chopped
    • 1 green capsicum finely chopped
    • 1 chili (optional)
    • 1 handful fresh coriander leaves roughly chopped
    • 1 tbsp of each of the following spices : cumin, paprika, coriander, crack pepper
    • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
    • 2 tbsp psyllium husk
    • 3 tbsp tomato paste
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce or tamari or 1 tsp miso paste
    • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Cook the rice according to the packages instructions. Let it cool.

Combine all the ingredients except the oil and half the capsicum into a food processor and blend until the beans are smooth. Add the other half of the green capsicum and make patties.

Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat then cook the patties in batches on each side until crisp and golden.

Alternatively you can bake them in a preheated 180°C oven on a tray lined with baking paper for 25, returning half way.


If you desire a mixture smoother, blend all the ingredients together. On the other hand, you can keep the finely chopped springs onion and capsicum as well at half the mixture on the side. Add after blending the other half.





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