Bean burger recipe

First things, here’s the bean burger recipe:

  • 1 can (540mL) mixed beans (I used a 4 bean blend)
  • 3/4 c breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped (do more or less depending on how onion-y you like things)
  • salt & pepper
  • handful of spinach (optional)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the onion and garlic. Let cook for about 5 minutes or until onion is fairly tender. If you’re using spinach, add it now and cook for about 1 more minute.
  2. Let the onion mixture cool for a few minutes. Then put the beans, onion mixture and salt and pepper into a food processor and whirl up until things are pretty well chopped up. It doesn’t need to be entirely smooth.
  3. Put the bean/onion mix into a bowl and add the breadcrumbs and egg. Mix up until it comes together.
  4. Form 4 patties. To cook, I used a Foreman grill, but you can cook them in a pan or probably on the BBQ (although they are a little fragile until cooked well). Cook for about 6 minutes per side or until the burger is fairly firm and golden brown.

They’re pretty simple and hopefully they freeze well since I have two cooked patties in the freezer right now!


One Response to Bean burger recipe

  1. Kristie says:

    Bean burgers are great. I may have to give these ones a try! Although when it comes to bean burgers every time I’ve ever made them (hardly ever) I just end up mashing up some beans, throwing in a few random spices and a bit of flour or something crumby and hoping it stays together. Bean burgers the lazy way. I should probably try something a little more “sophisticated” haha.

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