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The Best Bean Burger Recipe – Quick & Easy!

This Bean Burger Recipe is a game changer! It’s full of flavor and high in protein and fiber – making it a delicious and nutritious burger patty alternative.

6 bean burger patties on buns and on plates with toppings and tomatoes on the vine

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As a dietitian, I spend most of my day talking to other people about making nutritious meal choices. But just like anyone else, I also struggle with food ruts. So I set myself up for a challenge to develop the best taking bean burger recipe ever! 

This white bean veggie burger is super flavorful with garlic, paprika, and my secret weapon: roasted red peppers! It also has black rice folded into the patties that give it a wonderful texture and added flavor. You can feel good about eating these veggie burgers.

Bean Burger Recipe Ingredients

small bowls with various ingredients for bean burger recipe and a plate of buns
  • Black Rice: Also known as “forbidden rice,” this beautiful dark-hued rice is loaded in fiber and antioxidants and had a nutty flavor.
  • Cannellini Beans: Great Northern Beans are a great substitute. Beans are the ultimate health food as they are high in soluble fiber, low in fat, and no cholesterol.
  • Roasted Red Peppers: These add a beautiful smokey sweet flavor to the bean burgers. You can easily make them yourself with fresh bell peppers, or you can find them in the canned vegetable section. 
  • Garlic and Onions: Fresh garlic and onion help to boost the flavor and bring the ingredients together.
  • Paprika and Cayenne: These spices add the perfect amount of smokey flavor and just a hint of spice.
  • Breadcrumbs and Egg: Eggs and bread crumbs help bind the ingredients together to form uniform patties.

How to Make This Bean Burger Recipe

Add your beans, garlic, paprika, cayenne, pepper, taco seasoning, salt, and lemon juice to a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is uniform and combined.

white beans with garlic and spices in a food processor on a white back drop

In a large bowl, mix together egg, breadcrumbs, roasted red peppers, onion, and bean mixture.

white bean puree with chopped onion, bread crumbs, egg, and roasted red pepper in a glass bowl

Fold in cooked black rice and mixture until combined.

bean and black rice mixture with roast red peppers in a glass bowl

Form mixture into 6 patties and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake at 375 for 30 minutes, flipping patties halfway through.

6 raw veggie burger patties on parchment paper on a baking sheet

Serve patties on whole wheat buns and top with all your favorite burger toppings!

2 veggie burgers on buns with lettuce with red onion in background


What if I can’t find black rice? You can easily substitute brown rice or white rice. If you can find it at your grocery store, give it a try! It’s delicious!

Can I make these ahead of time? This recipe is a great make-ahead meal! Reheat patties in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or until heated through and hot. Also, I would recommend reheating in a toaster oven or even an air fryer for a little extra crispy texture.

What should I do with leftovers? Store leftover patties in an airtight container for up to 7 days. These are also great for the freezer for up to 3 months in a freezer bag.

2 veggie burgers on buns with lettuce with red onion in background

White Bean Burger Recipe

This Bean Burger Recipe is a game changer! It's full of flavor and high in protein and fiber – making it a delicious and nutritious burger patty alternative. 
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Low Calorie
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 6 Bean Burgers
Calories: 286kcal


  • food processor
  • Cooking pot
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper


  • 1/4 cup black rice
  • 1/2 cup water (for preparing rice)
  • 1 can cannellini beans 15.5oz
  • 1 Tbs garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 onion, medium
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup roasted red pepper, diced
  • 1 egg
  • 8 whole grain hamburger buns


  • Preheat oven to 375 F
  • Rinse black rice in cold water and drain 
  • Place in a small pot on stovetop and bring to a rolling boil. Once boiling, add rice, reduce heat and cover the pot. Let rice simmer for 35 minutes, or until water has been fully absorbed. 
  • While rice is being prepared, add beans, garlic, paprika, cayenne, taco seasoning, black pepper, salt, and lemon juice into a food processor. Pulse until pureed.
  • In a large bowl, whisk egg. Add in pureed beans, breadcrumbs, red peppers, and onion and mix thoroughly. Add cooked rice to mixture and mix.
  • Use your hands to form the mixture into burger patties (this recipe make approximately 8 medium patties).
  • Place patties on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (or lightly greased).
  • Bake for 30 minutes, flipping patties once halfway through the baking time.
  • Once baked, place burger patties on a whole grain bun, top with your favorite burger toppings, and serve warm.


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 511mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 125mg | Iron: 5mg
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