Sun Burgers

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These meatless burgers are delicious when served on a bagel or hamburger bun. Add to your bagel: lots of vegetables, such as lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers.

Makes12 burgers

Cooking Methodpan-frying



Total Timeunder 1 hour

Recipe Coursemain course

Dietary Considerationdiabetic, halal, kosher, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian

Mealdinner, lunch

Taste and Texturecrisp, herby, savory


  • 1½ cups (375 mL) cooked rice, brown or white
  • 19-oz (540 mL) can romano beans, drained (or other beans, such as pinto or kidney)
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) sesame seeds
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) wheat germ or ground flaxseed
  • ¼ tsp (l mL) dried basil
  • ¼ tsp (l mL) pepper
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) garlic powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried parsley
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) of dried dillweed
  • 1 to 2 eggs
  • 1 cup (250 mL) loosely packed, shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  1. Cook rice or use cold rice from the night before.

  2. In a large bowl, put drained beans and mash them with a fork or a masher.

  3. Add all the other ingredients. Mix with a large spoon or fork, or use your hands.

  4. Form mixture into patties. Cook until nicely browned in a nonstick frying pan or heavy frying pan (lightly greased).

  5. Add a shake of dried dill to the mayonnaise you spread on your burger.


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