Black Bean and White Rice Burger with Pickles and Melted Cheese On Sweet Bread


Beans, rice, and everything nice are combined in these tasty, protein-packed burgers and topped with cheese, for a satisfying dairy meal. Allow 45 minutes for the burgers to chill before you cook them.

What you will need

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 small onion, peeled and grated

2 Cubanelle (pale green and sweet) peppers, cut into ΒΌ-inch cubes, stem, ribs and seeds removed

1 teaspoon fresh oregano leaves

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 cloves garlic, peeled and grated, any green center removed

6 Goya Crackers, saltines, or soda crackers, finely crushed

3 cups cooked black beans or 2 (15-ounce) cans, drained and rinsed, divided

1/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature

3 eggs

1 cup cooked white rice

6 large Hawaiian or Portuguese rolls (challah rolls or potato rolls are a fine substitution)

6 ounces grated Manchego cheese

6 ounces queso fresco or mozzarella cheese, grated or thinly sliced

6 dill pickle slices

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard


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