MPN™ Black Bean Burger                                                    Servings: 6


3 cups Black Beans, cooked[1]                                                 

2 cups Brown Rice, cooked                                                                                                                                    

1 cup Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs

1 tsp Black Pepper, ground

¼ cup Scallions, chopped 

1 Tbsp No-Salt Mixed Herbs & Spices

1 Tbsp Chili Powder                                                                 

½ tsp Cinnamon

¼ cup Flaxseed, ground 

2 tsp Turmeric

2 tsp Ginger Root, freshly grated   (or 1 tsp powdered Ginger)

1 Tbsp Catsup

Use as needed:  ½ -¾ cup Water                                                                                                                                             6 Whole Wheat Buns


  1. Combine black beans, brown rice, and above listed ingredients and ½ cup of the water in a food processor, adding just enough extra water to blend, until smooth.
  2. Form into 6 equal sized patties; chill for 1 hour.
  3. Heat skillet over medium heat, and spray with non-stick cooking spray.  Add patties, cooking 5 minutes on each side, or until heated through.
  4. Place burger on whole wheat bun. Garnish with favorite condiments.

 Nutritional Info Black Bean Burger (not including bun): Serving Size – 205g Calories: 210; Fat: 4.5g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 220mg; Carbohydrates: 39g; Fiber: 7g; Sugars 4g; Protein: 7g; Vitamin C 60%; Vitamin A 15%; Calcium 4%; Iron 10%

Source:  Brain Healthy Foods: Menus and Recipes , Volume 1  © 2015   HealthCare Insights, LLC and Nancy Emerson Lombardo, Ph.D.

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[1]  see TIPS for cooking dried beans the day before, or how to de-salt canned beans.

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