Chef Robert Irvine: Vegetarian Burger
Chef Robert Irvine
Chef Robert Irvine
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358 Calories
76 g Carbs
6 g Protein
3 g Fat
Total Time
4 servings

Creating your own tasty, healthy, meat-free burger is easier than you think, thanks to Chef Robert Irvine's unique vegetarian twist on this classic.


  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cup cooked brown rice
  • ¾ tbsp white beans
  • ¾ cup black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¾ whole beets, boiled
  • 4 leaf outer romaine lettuce
  • 4 serving hamburger bun
  • ½ large whole (3" dia) tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • 1 thousand island dressing to taste

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  1. Sauté garlic and onions on low to medium heat until onions become translucent.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together cooked brown rice, onion mixture, beans, corn, and dill. Add rice flour as needed to soak up extra moisture and bring the ingredients together.
  3. Add pureed beets to the rice mixture, incorporating well. Form four burger patties with your hands.
  4. Place patties on a hot pan or grill, cooking for a few minutes on each side until cooked through and slightly golden brown on each side. Serve with Thousand Island dressing, tomato, lettuce, and bun, if desired.

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