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Red Bean Burgers

This red bean burger is a great alternative for when you’re looking for something a little less greasy. Ms. Lou will even make them ahead of time and freeze the patties for grilling later.


  • Step 1 In a pot, add the water, washed red beans, and 1 tablespoon of salt. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the beans are tender, about an hour.
  • Step 2 In a food processor, chop the onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Strain the red beans and mash them until thick and pasty. Mix in vegetables.
  • Step 3 In a small bowl, mix eggs, cumin, Sriracha, cayenne, and the rest of the salt. Add to the beans once the mixture is cool.
  • Step 4 Stir in bread crumbs until mixture is thick. Form patties.
  • Step 5 Place tin foil on top of grill and lightly coat in olive oil. Grill until brown, about 5 minutes each side.


  • 1 lb. Blue Runner Premium Select Red Beans
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 6 cloves roasted garlic
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • 3 tsp Sriracha
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 2 cups bread crumbs