Veggie Burger Lettuce Wraps

Change up your traditional burger night meal with a fun recipe that uses lettuce as a burger bun! Old El Paso™ Traditional Refried Beans make it easy to create your own Veggie Burger Lettuce Wraps from scratch. This meatless patty is full of flavorful beans, corn, bread crumbs, onion, cilantro and Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix. Bring Tex-Mex to the grill with your new favorite recipe for lettuce wrap veggie burgers.
Prep 20 Minutes
Total Time 1 Hours
Servings 12

Ingredient List

  • 1 can (16 oz) Old El Paso™ Traditional Refried Beans
  • 1/2 cup whole kernel corn (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup frozen cooked white rice
  • 1/4 cup Progresso™ plain panko crispy bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon from 1 container (6.25 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 12 Bibb lettuce leaves
  • Sliced tomatoes and avocados, if desired
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In medium bowl, mix beans, corn, rice, bread crumbs, onion, cilantro and taco seasoning mix. Shape mixture into 12 patties, using a heaping 1/4-cup scoop for each. Pat down gently so each patty is about 2 1/2 inches in diameter and 1/2 inch thick. Refrigerate at least 20 minutes (for easier handling, refrigerate up to 2 hours).
  2. Heat 10- to 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil; cook 6 patties in oil, 3 minutes on each side, until nice brown crust forms. Repeat with remaining oil and patties.
  3. Serve in lettuce leaves as wraps, with tomatoes and avocado.

Expert Tips

  • These Veggie Burger Lettuce Wraps are delicious with a drizzle of hot sauce.
  • This recipe is a great opportunity to learn how to use lettuce as a burger bun, but this veggie patty is also delicious with a regular slider bun too.
  • Top Veggie Burger Lettuce Wraps with a sprinkle of Old El Paso™ Shredded 3 Pepper Cheese Blend or Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend, or top with Old El Paso™ Crema Mexicana Sour Cream.


  • 1 Veggie Burger Calories 90 (Calories from Fat 30);  Total Fat 3 1/2g (Saturated Fat 1/2g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 0mg;  Sodium 230mg;  Potassium 40mg;  Total Carbohydrate 12g (Dietary Fiber 2g ,Sugars 0g);  Protein 2g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 6%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 0%;  Iron 4%
  • Exchanges: 1/2 Starch;  1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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