Easy vegan red bean burger patties with cumin and onions
Veggie burgers are getting really popular these days, as well as plant-based “meats” such as the infamous Beyond Burger. If you’re looking for an alternative to the expensive Beyond meat or the complicated vegan burgers that are too difficult to make at home, I got you covered.
My 5 ingredient red bean burgers are quick, easy and cheap to make. You don’t even need a blender. You can mash the beans by hand and it will be just as good as the blended version, if not better.
Let’s jump right in the making of those delicious burger patties!
- A can of red kidney beans
- Medium-sized onion
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- ½ cup flour
- Spice mix to taste – I am using a mix of cumin, black pepper, salt and sumac – this combination gives me a more authentic burger taste, but you can mix your own.
Rinse and drain the kidney beans. Use a fork or potato masher to mash them into a fine paste. Don’t worry if it has lumps – it will add to the texture. Finely chop your onion and garlic and mix with the kidney paste. Add your spice mix and stir well.
Depending on the texture you get, add some flour little by little. The goal here is to make the batter just thick enough so you can roughly form a patty. It doesn’t need to be perfect, as you can see mine are variously shaped. If your batter is thick to begin with, you can skip the flour.
Using a spoon, gently form and place a patty in a heated pan. You can grease the pan lightly, but make sure it’s non-stick. Bake for 5-6 mins per side and flip the burger when ready. I prefer mine very well done, so I flip them 2-3 times.
You can enjoy the patties on their own, or serve with burger buns, veggies and hummus.
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