Grilled Red Beans & Rice Burgers

Dish type
Main Dish


  • 1 cup Brown rice
  • 1 can (15.5 oz.) No salt added dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup Walnut pieces
  • 2 tsp. Salt-free steak grilling blend seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 3 Tbsp. Avocado oil mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. Steak sauce
  • 4 Vidalia onion (1/2-inch-thick) slices
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 Whole wheat hamburger buns
  • For a timesaver, use packaged ready-to-serve brown rice.


Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
  1. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. Prepare rice as label directs; cool slightly.
  2. In food processor, process rice, beans, breadcrumbs, walnuts, steak seasoning, pepper and garlic powder 2 minutes or until a thick dough forms but some small pieces remain, scraping down bowl occasionally; form into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties.
  3. In small bowl, whisk mayonnaise and steak sauce. Makes about 1/4 cup.
  4. Spray both sides of onions and patties with cooking spray; place on hot grill rack. Cover and cook onions 8 minutes or until tender and lightly charred, turning once; cook burgers 10 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once. Serve burgers in buns topped with onion and mayonnaise mixture.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size
1 burger
Per Serving
Calories 519, Total Fat 21g, Saturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 12mg, Sodium 473mg, Carbohydrate 72g, Protein 11g
Serving Size1 burger
Total Fat21g
Saturated Fat3g