Healthy Vegetarian Bean Burgers

Bean Burgers

How about some meat-free Bean Burgers in less than 30 minutes?

I found this recipe for Bean Burgers about 6 years ago on the internet. It is quite easy to make and is a great meat alternative at barbecues. There are not too many ingredients and they are cheap to make. The mixture can also be used to create a meatless loaf or meatless balls. Have a patty in a bun with some salad and a sauce or have on a plate with some salad. They really are versatile and tasty. Enjoy!

Bean Burgers Recipe

Serves 4


2 cups well cooked white, black or red beans, or chickpeas or lentils or a 400g can, drained
1 medium onion, peeled and quartered
1/2 cup rolled oats (preferably not instant)
1 tablespoon chilli powder, or the spice mix or your choice
salt and pepper
1 egg bean-cooking liquid, stock or other liquid (wine, cream, milk, water or tomato sauce)
extra virgin olive oil or neutral oil, such as grape seed or corn


Combine all ingredients except liquid and oil in food processor and pulse until chunky but not pureed
If necessary, add a little liquid for a mixture that is moist but not wet
Let mixture rest for a few minutes
With wet hands, shape into patties and let rest again for a few minutes
Film bottom of a large nonstick or well seasoned heavy frying pan with oil and turn heat to medium
When hot, add patties
Cook undisturbed until browned, about 5 minutes, turn carefully with a spatula and cook 3-4 minutes until firm and browned


The burger mixture or shaped burgers can be covered tightly and refrigerated for up to a day
Bring back to room temperature before cooking
I would put these in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm up prior to cooking
Serve with mustard, sauce or chutney
Can be eaten with a sauce and salad instead of in a bun
Suitable to be cooked on the barbecue
Put it in a wrap with sauce and salad

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