Black Bean Rice Burgers


– 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
– 1 cup cooked brown rice
– 1 small onion, finely chopped
– 1 egg, lightly beaten
– 6 tablespoons salsa, divided
– 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
– 4 lettuce leaves
– 4 slices reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
– 4 hamburger buns, split


1. In a large bowl, mash beans with a fork. Add the rice, onion, egg and 2 tablespoons salsa; mix well. Drop by 1/2 cupfuls into a large nonstick skillet coated with nonstick cooking spray. Flatten to 1/2-in. thickness. Cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until firm and browned.
2. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and remaining salsa. Place a lettuce leaf, burger, sour cream mixture and slice of cheese on bun.

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