Jamaican Bean Burgers



Recipe Information

Total Time: 

30 minutes


6 burgers

A fabulous bean burger infused with Jamaica's much loved warming spices and, of course, a bit of heat.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 cups diced yellow onions
  • 1 cup chopped button mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons minced jalapeño pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 15-ounce can black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons freshly minced peeled ginger
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; add the diced onions and saute for 2 minutes. Add the garlic and the chopped mushrooms and saute 3-4 minutes, until onions begin to lightly brown. Add the jalapeño pepper, allspice, nutmeg, ground ginger and chili powder and saute one minute more.
  2. Remove the mixture to a large bowl, and add the beans, fresh minced ginger, bread crumbs and rice. Using your hands, squish, mash and mix all the ingredients together; the mixture should be slightly chunky and somewhat sticky. Form the mixture into 6 equal balls, then flatten them into patties. Heat a tablespoon of oil in a wide skillet and gently pan-fry each burger over medium heat, approximately 3-4 minutes on each side until browned and crispy.

Serving Suggestion

Top with spicy mango salsa and avocado slices, and serve with a side of roasted sweet potato wedges or a tangy bean salad. Extra patties can be individually wrapped and frozen.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 363, Fat: 6 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 363 mg, Carbohydrate: 66 g, Dietary Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 12 g