Great served with sliced or mashed, ripe avocado. Make full size burgers or serve on mini buns or rolls.

Prep time: 15 minutes  
Cook time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 (15-oz.) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice

  • 3/4 cup each: Mariani Slivered Almonds, Mariani Walnuts, chopped onion and chopped mushrooms

  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 1/3 cup roasted, salted sunflower seeds

  • 2 teaspoons smoked sea salt or garlic salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 2 eggs

  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

  • Olive oil cooking spray

  • Soft buns or rolls, lettuce, sliced red onion, sliced tomato and any of your favorite burger condiments


  1. Pat drained beans very dry between paper towels.

  2. Place all ingredients except cooking spray and burger fixings in a food processor. Pulse on and off until all ingredients are chopped but not smooth (there should still be some chunks remaining).

  3. Shape into 8 patties and coat with cooking spray.

  4. Cook in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.

  5. Serve on toasted buns with lettuce, onion, tomato and any desired condiments.