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Grilled Red Beans & Rice Burgers

Grilled Red Beans & Rice Burgers
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Grilled Red Beans & Rice Burgers

Prep: 20 minutes
Grill: 10 minutes • Serves: 4

1 cup brown rice
1 can (15.5 ounces) no salt added dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed and patted dry
1/2cup panko breadcrumbs
1/2cup walnut pieces
2 teaspoons salt-free steak grilling blend seasoning
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
3 tablespoons avocado oil mayonnaise
2 tablespoons steak sauce
4 (1/2-inch-thick) slices Vidalia onion
Nonstick cooking spray
4 whole wheat hamburger buns

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.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 burger):
519 Calories, 21g Fat (3g Saturated), 12mg Cholesterol,
473mg Sodium, 72g Carbohydrates, 9g Fiber, 10g Sugars, 11g Protein

Chef Tip:
For a time saver, use packaged ready-to-serve brown rice.

Dietitian’s Dish:
> Adding meatless ingredients like walnuts, mushrooms, beans and grains to a burger boosts the nutrients and flavor. Walnuts add heart-healthy ALA omega-3 fatty acids. Mushrooms add umami flavor without the need for salt.

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