Minnesota Wild Rice Beef Burger

Minnesota Wild Rice Beef Burger

Minnesota wild rice beef burgers are a flavorful and satisfying dish that is popular in the state of Minnesota in the United States. They are made by combining ground beef with cooked wild rice, and they are often flavored with herbs, spices, and other ingredients to create a flavorful and satisfying meal. Here is a simple recipe for Minnesota wild rice beef burgers:


Course Meats
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author N. J. Sorensen, RDN


  • 1 pound ground beef lean
  • 2 ounces wild rice cooked
  • 1 each egg
  • 2 ounces portabella mushrooms — cooked and chopped
  • 2 ounces tomato juice low sodium
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme — chopped
  • 6 ounces sour cream
  • 8 ounces onion — minced
  • 4 each hamburger buns dark-rye


  • On a clean work surface, gather the first seven ingredients. Before handling the ground beef, wash hands thoroughly. In a medium size mixing bowl, break the ground meat in several large pieces of meat. Add and incorporate cooked wild rice, egg, chopped mushrooms, tomato juice, salt and pepper. With both hands, combine the mixture until the ingredients are evenly distributed and holds its shape, about 2 minutes. Next, divide the mixture into 4 patties. Use both hands to make the patty. Gently press mixture between the palms of each hand while pushing the mixture inward with a sight turn of the hands. With pressure from your thumbs, push the mixture inward to form a firm, well-round patty. The patties should be 1-1/2-inch thick.
  • Cook patties on charcoal grill over direct medium high heat. Grill the patties turning once for total cooking time between 10-15 minutes or until medium well. Place the burger on the bottom halve of the bun. On the hamburger bun top, place a dollop of sour cream and spread evenly, then liberally sprinkle raw minced onions on top. Serve burger open faced.