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Vegetarian Taco Burgers

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


  • 2 c. cooked or canned pinto beans
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ c. bread crumbs, fine and dry
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 hamburger buns


Mash, blend or puree beans; mix with egg in a mixing bowl; add spices. Place bread crumbs on a flat surface (such as a plate). Shape bean/egg mixture into patties and coat with bread crumbs. Heat oil in frying pan and brown patties on both sides. Place cooked patties on paper towels or napkins to absorb excess oil. Top with cheese, lettuce and salsa and serve on a hamburger bun.

Makes 6 servings.

Per serving: 263 calories, 6 grams (g) fat, 40 g carbohydrate and 455 mg sodium.
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