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I thought these were excellent. I substituted mesquite A1 sauce for the ketchup, and skipped the pepper. I made 6 patties while the rice was hot and tried to leave them alone while they were frying. I didn't have any trouble with them falling apart. I will definitely make these again! Next time, I'll saute some onions and maybe some mushrooms for the top though.

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Finicky June 29, 2009

This was delicious. I used less ketchup and added several Tbsp of very chunky salsa, along with a little lime juice, plus extra chili powder and cumin. The patties held together when formed, but when I turned them over in the pan, they completely fell apart. Maybe it was because my rice was very firm, and it wouldn't mash well, thus, causing the mixture to be too dry? Anyway, since patties were obviously out of the question, I made burritos instead. I filled 4 tortillas with the mixture, topped with shredded extra sharp cheddar, then baked in the oven several minutes. I served them with shredded lettuce, chopped onion, chopped tomato, and salsa. It was great. Thanks!

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Meryl May 09, 2007

VERY yummy! I used Italian seasoning instead of the straight oregano and they still tasted bery Mexican. Some of us ate them with salsa and some ate them with ketchup and mustard. They had a nice texture and great flavor. By far the best homemade veggie burgers I have ever made. Thanks, Zenith!

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ladypit December 14, 2003

I didn't care for this. The flavor was strange and they didn't hold together very well.

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Chef rmshill February 19, 2008

These tasted good but did not hold together at all...I tried pan frying them and they fell apart...then I tried the George Forman grill thinking that would hold them together as they cooked..I browned them and they still fell apart.

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Queenofcamping June 04, 2007

Mmmm! Great flavor and texture. Thanks!

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Chef Creampuff May 25, 2007

These were great. They held together fantastic and even DH liked them although he said they needed a little more spice. I used 2 15.5 oz cans pintos instead of black beans. I also omitted onions because I forgot to buy them :(. I used salsa in stead of ketchup. Blended all in the food processor and served with buns and hamburger fixins. Yummy!

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MsSally March 05, 2007

These were super! I added some chopped carrots and used chickpeas and kidney beans instead of the black beans. I also doubled the chili powder. They had a bit of a kick. The only problem I had was they fell apart during frying so I ended up baking them instead. Still tasted great though.

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Mommy Greenest October 26, 2006

I prepared this recipe for Hubby and myself last night. Following previous suggestions, I used the food processor to combine the ingredients. That seemed to work quite well; I had no problems with the patties crumbling when turned. I also made six burgers rather than eight, because making eight seemed to wind up with some pretty small burgers. They were a HUGE success. Hubby finished his off quickly and asked for seconds! This is definitely a recipe that will become a regular feature at our dinner table. It's easy, it's tasty, it's nutritious--what more can you ask for?

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SaraStar September 28, 2006

Very tasty. Based on the "very mild" comment, I increased the chili powder to 1 Tbsp. and the cumin to 1 tsp. Rather than mashing the mixture with a potato masher, I gave it a few pulses in the food processor. It seems that making the patties flatter helps them firm up and hold together when frying.

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lehaushe September 11, 2006
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