Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Beef and Bean Burrito Burger

Here is a different way to enjoy a juicy burger.  Refried beans combined with the ground beef make this burger almost like the consistency of meat loaf.  It also makes one pound of ground beef go a long way.  I got 5 huge burgers from this recipe!

  • 1 cup cold leftover rice
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 can (15-ounce) refried beans
  • 3 tsps. chili powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1-1/2 tsp. coriander
  • 1 Tbsp. grill seasoning (I used McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 2 ripe avacados
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 lime zested and juiced
  • 2-3 tsps. Cholula hot sauce (or to taste)
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 1 ripe tomato, sliced
  • Crusty rolls, split or Texas Garlic Toast
Combine rice, meat and beans with spices and grill seasoning.  Add egg and mix well.  Form 5 big patties from the meat mixture.  Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Cook patties 5-7 minutes on each side.  Top with lots of cheddar cheese, cover patties until cheese melts.

While burgers cook, combine avocado with garlic, lime zest and juice, hot sauce and red onion.  Mash to roughly combine.

Place burgers on buns with lettuce, tomato, guacamole and sour cream.

~Adapted from Rachel Ray
Sharing with NeighborFood - Burger Round UP


  1. These look amazing! What a fun burger to make for a busy weeknight... beautiful photography!

  2. What a burger! So flavorful with the seasonings and hot sauce. It's a burger I'd eat any day.

  3. Whoaaaa, yum! Just leave off the avo for me :-)

  4. Such a great way to use up leftover rice, and a great burger for a Weekday Supper. ~ Bea @ Galactosemia in PDX

  5. I think your photo of the Beef and Bean Burrito Burger is one of the most gorgeous photos I have ever seen. Kudos for your beautiful #WeekdaySupper post!

  6. Never thought to add beans to beef ! This sounds like a great combination and just looking at that burger with the guacamole on top is making me want it !!

  7. Oh yum! Thanks for sharing on the Burger Recipe Round Up today! I've never thought to add beans to a beef burger before! I love that idea for a little Mexican flair.

  8. Hi Patricia, this is a great burger. I hope you'll add it to the Food on Friday collection over at Carole's Chatter


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